Ganderbal: Sanitation’ for farmers of District Ganderbal KVK Ganderbal organized two training cum awareness programmes regarding Training & Pruning and Orchard Sanitation on Thursday at Shuhama. The programme was presided over by Dr. Ishfaq Abidi, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Ganderbal and attended by Scientific and Supporting staff of KVK Ganderbal, progressive orchardists of District Ganderbal and RHWE students. More than fifty participants registered for the programmes.
At the outset, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Ahanger, Scientist KVK Ganderbal welcomed the participants. Dr. Ishfaq Abidi, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Ganderbal described the importance of proper training & pruning in improving fruit quality and making the trees more manageable. He also described the various training & pruning systems that can be adopted by the farmers to make the plants more productive and increase their longevity.
Dr. Abidi further emphasized on the importance of Orchard Sanitation for management of various diseases in fruit trees. He discussed the efficacy of various sanitation strategies in reducing the incidence and severity of pathogen infestation, as the diseased foliage and fruit is the main source of inoculum. Dr. Abidi advised the farmers to maintain regular contact with Team KVK for addressing their queries.
beneficial in crop production forecasts, inventory, flood damage and drought assessment, and monitoring and management of irrigated land beneficial in crop production forecasts, inventory, flood damage and drought assessment, and monitoring and management of irrigated landDr. Shafat Ahmad Banday, Scientist Horticulture gave a detailed powerpoint presentation on ‘Training andPruning’. He thoroughly described the importance of proper training and pruning for better production from orchards.
Dr. Banday showed the various methods of training and pruning and stressed on shunning the conventional methods being used by farmers for decades. Dr Farooq Ahmad Ahanger, described the importance of ‘Orchard Sanitation’ for management of various diseases.
He highlighted the importance of maintaining proper orchard sanitation for better returns from the orchards. The participants were given hands-on training regarding proper training and pruning techniques followed by a field visit to KVK Farm.
An Interaction Session of participants and experts was also organized, where-in participants discussed various queries regarding spray and time of pruning. The trainees expressed their gratitude for the conduct of the programme and wished for more awareness programmes in future. The session ended with a formal vote of thanks by Dr. Rafiya Munshi, Scientist KVK Ganderbal.