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Workshop on “Scientific Coconut Cultivation Technologies” at Thovinakere, Tumakuru District

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ICAR-KVK Hirehalli,Tumakuru in collaboration with Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India organised one day workshop on " Scientific Coconut Cultivation Technologies" on 30th April 2022 at Thovinakere, Koratagere Taluk,Tumakuru. This programme was organised as part of Nationwide Awareness Campaign for coconut farmers -Annadata Devo Bhava Campaign of Ministry of Agriculture. More than 150 farmers from Thovinakere, Tumakuru from Negila Sidda FPO and Progressive farmers of the district participated in the workshop and benefitted.Shri Ramesh PR, Shri Prasanth JM and Shri B.H.Gowda Subject Matter Specialists and invited speakers Shri Sagaranahalli Revanna Prabhu, Industrial Consultant & Director of Kalpanadu Coconut Producer Company Limited in Tumakuru covered technical sessions on Coconut crop management practices, Varieties and intercrops, Soil and water management 4. Pest and disease management,Value addition of Coconut products. ODOP schemes were showed using power point presentation. Dr.Logananadhan, N., Head KVK, in his introductory remarks highlighted the importance of coconut and shared information about the coconut in the country.

Technical Bulletin on “Scientific coconut cultivation” released by dignitaries and distributed during the workshop. During the day Arka Microbial Consortium (AMC) was distributed to farmers of Negila Sidda FPO,Thovinakere under ICAR-IIHR, Tribal Sub Plan Programme.

The Workshop was co-ordinated by Dr. Loganandhan and Mr. Prasanth J M, ICAR-KVK Hirehalli, Tumakuru.