Port Blair, Mar 19: Central Integrated Pest Management Centre (CIPMC), Port Blair organized Field Day Ceremony on Rabi Pulses crop for the year 2018-19 under Farmers’ Field School (FFS) at Nayagarh Paddy Threshing Hall, Nayagarh, Baratang recently. The event was part of Integrated Pest Management Training-Cum-Demonstration Programme for farmers.
Mrs. Shanrun Nisa, Agriculture Officer (AO), State Agriculture Department Rangat Zone was the Chief Guest on the Occasion. Mr. C. Murgan, Agriculture Farm Assistant (AFA), State Agriculture Department Baratang & Ms. Rajenai Ekka, Block Technology Manager (BTM) from Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Rangat Zone also participated in the event.
Addressing the programme Mr. G.S. Giri, Plant Protection Officer (Plant Pathology) CIPMC, Port Blair welcomed all the farmers and informed them about IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Mantra and shared his experience during the FFS with farmers. He highlighted the significance of Agro Ecosystem Analysis (AESA) approach in Black Gram and Green Gram crops with special reference to Insect Pests via Defenders role in Crop Ecosystem.
Smt. Shanrun Nisa interacted with farmers and extended her thanks to CIPMC, Port Blair for conducting eco-friendly programme in the Isles and urged the farmers to adopt IPM Techniques demonstrated during the training programme.
Mr. V.K. Gupta, Assistant Plant Protection Officer (Plant Pathology)-cum-Programme Co-ordinator, CIPMC, Port Blair evaluated the course curriculum for trainees and also collected feedback during the programme. He also proposed the vote of thanks. CIPMC operates under Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in a communication received from Deputy Director (M&C), PIB Port Blair.