Training Programme for progressive farmers of Tamil Nadu at ICAR-DOGR
A three-days training programme on “Scientific Production Technology in Onion and Garlic” was organized at ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune during 12-14 December 2018. The programme was sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Tamil Nadu. Total 20 participants from Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu attended the training programme. It was inaugurated by Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR. He welcomed the participants and briefed about research and extension activities of the Directorate. During the training, participants were given information on improved varieties, nursery management, weed control, nutrient and water management, pest and disease management, post-harvest management, processing, and onion seed production and value chain. Practical and demonstrations of various activities were also given to the farmers at ICAR-DOGR. Farmers were also taken to the Chakan, Pune onion market for interaction with producers, traders and other stakeholders. The farmers have also visited KISAN, agricultural exhibition at Moshi, Pune. Mr. N. Senthil Kumar, Training Coordinator, ATMA, Tamil Nadu and farmers expressed satisfaction about the training. The programme concluded with the distribution of certificates, publications and onion seeds to each participants. Dr. Pranjali H. Ghodke, Scientist (Plant Physiology) proposed vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Dr. A. Thangasamy, Scientist (Soil Science) and Dr. Pranjali H. Ghodke, Scientist (Plant Physiology).