Posted by: Mahdi Ebrahimi | January 28, 2008

Training on bio-fertilizers held at Medziphema

Three-day training on bio-fertilizers for sustainable agriculture, sponsored by the Neriwalm, Tezpur in collaboration with the department of agriculture, Nagaland was held at IETC, Medziphema from January 22-24. The training was conducted under the supervision of the principal IETC, Medziphema, TR Yanthan, joint director. The resource persons were Dr. AK Deka and Ritu Thakur from Neriwalm, Dr. SS Rathore from ICAR, Benjamin Lotha, officer in-charge of Bio-fertilizers at Medziphema.
The topics included, different types of bio-fertilizers its importance, methods of applications its benefits, production technology of Rhizobum, Azolla, Blue green algae, VAM fungi, phosphate solublising bio-fertilizers and also composting techniques which plays a very important role for sustainable agriculture as well as organic agriculture organic farming system. Altogether 30 participants attended the training from different districts and sub-divisions from agriculture departments.
The valedictory function was chaired by principal IETC, TR Yanthan, joint director while Dr. Supong Keitzar, director, agriculture department graced the occasion as the chief guest. TV Holo, joint director and Dipok Chetri, deputy director also attended the closing function.
The chief guest, in his speech, stressed the importance of bio-fertilizers, which play an important role for sustainable agriculture and also emphasized bio-fertilizers as one of the most important component bio-input for organic agriculture or organic farming system. He urged the participants to disseminate the knowledge and techniques to the farmer community for proper implementation.
Certificates and DA/TA were distributed by the chief guest to the participants while Dipok Chetri proposed the vote of thanks.



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