Farmers trained on quality improvement of ginger

ROING, Dec 4: The farmers of Horupahar village were trained on quality improvement of ginger during a one-day training programme organized by Spices Board’s Field Office here in Lower Dibang Valley in collaboration with KVK, Roing on Tuesday.
The farmers were imparted the knowledge on disease and pest management in ginger and turmeric, application of bio-agents like Trichoderma and Pseudomonas to combat fungal and pest problems, preparation of Bordeaux mixture and its application etc by the subject matter specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Roing.
Progressive farmer and entrepreneur Rajen Mickrow, who inaugurated the training, briefed about the present scenario of ginger farming and scope for quality improvement.
SIMFED State in-charge Bhaskar Gohain Hazarika spoke about the procedures of organic certification procedure and its importance.
Earlier, Senior Field Officer of Spices Board here Jyothish K. briefed about the schemes and programmes available for farmers.
Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Roing Dr. TJ Ramesha explained in details the differences between natural farming and organic farming. He also spoke about the use of innovative and indigenous knowledge applications in the farm level.