Dimapur, March 10: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre organized 3 days training cum demonstration on ‘Mushroom spawn production technology” under All India Coordinated Research Project on Mushroom during March 5-7 at ICAR Campus, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema.
The training was coordinated by Dr. Rajesha G., Scientist (Plant Pathology) and mainly focused to increase the availability of spawn in Nagaland. During the training period, Dr Christy BK Sangma, Scientist (Soil Microbiology), Dr Rajesha G, Scientist (Plant Pathology), Raghuveer Singh, Scientist (Plant Pathology), Dr Ph Romen Sharma, Scientist (Agril. Extension) and E Lireni Kikon SMS (Plant Protection) were the resource experts on various aspects – use of spawn laboratory equipments, culture media preparation and sterilization techniques, pure culture isolation, substrate preparation, mother spawn and commercial spawn preparation, management of common contaminants, design and establishment of commercial spawn production laboratory and small scale spawn marketing.
Joint Director Dr DJ Rajkhowa encouraged the participants to produce the mushroom spawn to meet the requirement of the hill district of Nagaland by reducing the transportation and making availability of spawn at door step of cultivating farmers.
Altogether 18 participants from State Government, Central Government organizations and entrepreneurs attended the training programme.
(Page News Service)