Training for agri field functionaries held

SEPPA, Oct 23: A district level training cum awareness programme on rice ear-cutting caterpillar (Mythimnaseparata) was organized by the department of agriculture here under East Kameng district on Wednesday for the field functionaries.
As resource person, senior scientist and Pampoli KVK head Dr M C Debnath explained the life cycle, behavioral science and management strategies of the caterpillar. He highlighted the importance of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for its control.
There is a rampant outbreak of this pest in the district as reported from different villages just when the paddy is nearing harvesting. The department of Agriculture and KVK, Pampoli is working on a war-footing to control the menace to the best possible ways, informed agriculture department in a release. Joymoni Beyong, ADO Khenewa, JU Bahar, ADO Seppa I, Sipai Bayang, ADO Seppa II, AFAs and ATMA functionaries of the district attended the training programme.