Integrated pest management training conducted to farmers in Baksa district
A two-day Human Resource Development (HRD) programme was conducted by Regional Central Integrated Pest Management Centre (RCIPMC), Guwahati.
BAKSA: A two-day Human Resource Development (HRD) programme was conducted by Regional Central Integrated Pest Management Centre (RCIPMC), Guwahati. The programme was conducted at Khoirabari village under Nagirijuli block in Baksa district on Tuesday and Wednesday. The programme drew a total of 55 participants, 22 of whom were female.
Dr. Mir Samim Akhtar, Deputy Director (Entomology) and his team of Regional Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Guwahati, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage attended the programme.
The programme gave training to the farmers for the judicious use of chemical pesticides and encourages using bio-control agents like Trichodermaviride, Beauvariabassiana, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Trichogramma spp. and naturally produced botanicals (bio-pesticides like Neem, Karanj based bio-pesticide) through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques. During the training different IPM techniques from seed sowing to harvest of crop were discussed. The programme emphasized on demonstration on seed treatment with bio fungicide and chemical fungicide, safe use of chemical pesticide, Agro Eco System Analysis (AESA) which includes identification of pest and defenders on paddy, mustard & vegetables and ITK technology for the rodent management. The programme also demonstrated different types of traps like pheromone trap for lepidopteron insect pest, yellow sticky trap for sucking insect pest, light traps for flying insect. The different techniques of weed management was also covered in this programme. Finally, the programme concluded with the feedback from farmers and assurance given to them for future help in good agriculture practices, stated a press release.