KATHUA: Keeping in view the excellent agro-climatic conditions suitable for fruit cultivation in the area, the Department of Horticulture, Kathua organized Farmers Awareness Camp at Kore Punnu Panchyat Ghar, Block Barnoti.
The Horticulture Development Officer, Barnoti, while interacting with the fruit growers, briefed them in detail about various schemes of the department. He impressed upon the farmers to adopt the cultivation of cash crops like strawberry which has enormous potential in the area and can play a vital role in improving their socio-economic conditions. He laid stress on establishment of Vermicompost units in their Orchards.
He also gave thrust on adopting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) for getting quality production from orchards.