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ICAR-IIHR Organized Consultative Workshop with Input Dealers of Karnataka

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ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research organized a "Consultative Workshop for Input Dealers" of Karnataka on 3.11.2018. The purpose was to disseminate IIHR technologies to the input dealers, so that the input dealers may recommend IIHR technologies to the needy farmers. More than 175 input dealers from all over Karnataka participated in the workshop.

During the inauguration programme, Dr R Venkattakumar, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Social Sciences and Training extended a welcome and gave  brief introduction about the workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr MR Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR. In his inaugural address Dr MR Dinesh suggested the strategies for collaboration with input dealers towards transfer of ICAR-IIHR technologies. Dr B Narayanaswamy gave a formal vote of thanks. The inauguration programme was followed by technical sessions. The following are the details about the technical sessions:

Fruit crop technologies for higher productivity

Dr BL Manjunath, Principal Scientist, Div. of Fruit Crops

New varieties and technologies for year round production through open as well as protected cultivation in vegetables crops

Dr AT Sadashiva, Principal Scientist and Head, Div. of Vegetables Crops

New varieties and technologies for year round production through open as well as protected cultivation in ornamental crops

Dr TM Rao, Principal Scientist and Head, Div. of Floriculture and Medicinal Crops

Value added products and farm machinery

Dr IND Gowda, Principal Scientist, Div. of Post-Harvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering

Technologies for enhancing resource-use efficiency

Dr HB Raghupathy, Principal Scientist and Head, Div. of Soil Science

Pesticide residue management

Dr Debi Sharma, Principal Scientist, Division of Physiology and Biochemistry

Innovative plant protection technologies

Dr Sridhar, Principal Scientist, Div. of Entomology and Nematology

Dr Sriram, Principal Scientist, Div. of Plant Pathology

Commercializable Technologies of ICAR-IIHR

Dr HC Prasanna, Member Secretary, ITMU/ZTMU

Each session was followed by brief discussions. After the technical sessions, the input dealers were taken to Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC), Seed Unit and ICAR-IIHR Nursery. The input dealers were happy about the information about horticultural technologies obtained by them during the technical sessions and assured that they will advocate ICAR-IIHR technologies to the farmers.