Officials undergo trg in technological interventions

BOMDILA, 22 Mar: Twenty-two officials and officers from the agriculture, horticulture and allied departments participated in a three-day training programme on ‘Technological interventions for higher productivity and quality of temperate fruits in Arunachal Pradesh’ here in West Kameng district.

Organized by Srinagar-based Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) in collaboration with the horticulture department here, the programme concluded on Monday.

During the course of the training, ADC (HQ) Sang Khandu called for exploiting the vast potential of the district for growing important temperate fruits including apple, kiwi, walnut, etc.

Lectures covering important aspects of temperate fruit production and protection were delivered by experts from the CITH, the Dirang KVK and the state horticulture department. The participants were  acquainted with different aspects of temperate fruit production, including canopy management, production of quality planting material, management of physiological and micronutrient deficiencies, disease/pest management in fruits and vegetables, profitable kiwi production, vegetable production, value addition of fruits and vegetables, etc. (DIPRO)