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Small Tea Growers Trained in Scientific Tea Cultivation Practices

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TINSUKIA: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tinsukia organized a three-day training programme on different aspects of field management in tea cultivation for better quality and quantity at Tongana gaon under Kakopathar Block of Tinsukia district from September 2-September 4.

The training was attended by 25 numbers of small tea growers consisting of farm women and rural youth. The training mainly focused on various aspects of scientific tea cultivation practices like land preparation, soil testing, soil correction, agro-technology of planting tea saplings in the main field and mineral nutrition in tea. It was observed that the Small Tea Growers (STGs) did not have much knowledge on the recommended dosage of manure required by the mature and young tea. Hence, due to unawareness and lack of knowledge the STGs applied very high dosage of manure in the young and mature tea sections which directly resulted in damaging the properties of the soil. They were educated on application of only recommended dose of manure both in young and mature tea. The training programme also included hands-on demonstration on preparation of manure recommended for young tea plants from 0 years to 5 years along with correct method of application in a young tea plantation.

The resource persons in the training were Dr.Sanjoy Borthakur, Senior Scientist and Head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tinsukia along with Mrinmoy Chetia, SMS(home-Science) and Sanchayeeta Gohain SMS(Horticulture). The course was organized, modulated and conducted by Gayatri D Bhuyan SMS(Tea Husbandry and Technology). The overall programme was a success and the small tea growers were very thankful to all the scientists of KVK, Tinsukia for undertaking such an initiative and educating the STG in scientific cultivation of tea which would help them to earn more profit and sustain in future.

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