Training on Integrated Pests Management & Integrated Nutrient Management for Paddy Crop
Date: 12th August, 2016
Venue: Office of the Pradhan, Phayeng Gram Panchayat, Phayeng
The Directorate of Environment, Manipur organized two day (12 & 16 August, 2016) training on “Integrated Pests Management (IPM) & Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) for Paddy crop”. The key objective of the training programme was to broaden the participants’ knowledge on modern techniques of eco-friendly pests management practices and secondly to made them aware of proper nutrient management system regarding paddy crop. More than 80 farmers from Phayeng participated in the training.
On the first day of the training programme, Shri N. Ajit Singh, SMS, Plant Protection, KVK Ukhrul highlighted the importance of Integrated Pests Management practices in modern agriculture. A brief description of IPM was made to the farmers along with different component of this system. Besides, there was an interaction session in which many farmers were seeking advice on chemical control of different insect-pests encountered in their paddy fields. In response to this, certain types of new pesticides were recommended by the expert. Awareness regarding spraying techniques by knapsack sprayers for different insect/pests was also given to the farmer participant during the last part of the training programme.