Training on Quality Seed Production for Cereal Crops conducted

Chandel, 28/02/2024:

One day training programme on Quality Seed Production for Cereal Crops under AICRP on Seed (Crops) was conducted today at ICAR – KVK Chandel.  The programme was attended by Chandel  District Agriculture Officer Ts. Gladney Monsang and Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Sr. Scientist & Head, ICAR – KVK Chandel as the presidium member. In the keynote addressed by Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS – Plant Breeding, ICAR – KVK Chandel highlighted the importance of famers participation in seed production programme under AICRP and upcoming seed programmes for Kharif cereal crops. Dr. A. Ameeta Devi in her speech mentioned the importance of seed in agriculture and safe seed storage for all round seed availability. While Ts. Gladney Monsang emphasize coordinated effort with line department for more participation of farmers in quality seed production and encourage the farmers to produce quality seed in order to make available and self quality seed sufficient in the district. In the technical session, Ts. Leenda Monsang lectured on package of practices of cereal crops mainly on rice, maize and millets for quality seed production. Thereafter the technical session, scientists and farmers interaction programme was conducted. The interaction programme was also attended by Dr. Kl. Levish, SMS (Agronomy) and Dr. K. Sonamani Singh, SMS (Agril. Engg.). Input distribution of maize and French bean were provided to 40 farmers who have attended the training.

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