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Training on ‘Canopy management and INM in mango’ was organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar under TSP

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CHES (IIHR), Bhubaneswar organized a Training on “Canopy management and INM  in mangounder Tribal Sub-Plan on Sept. 1, 2014 at CHES, Bhubaneswar. The programme was organized in collaboration with HARPAL for more than 30 tribal farmers from Kashipur, Rayagada, Odisha. The aim of the training programme was to impart knowledge on canopy management technique and nutrient management in young and old mango trees.  Dr. H. S. Singh, Head & PI (TSP) emphasized the need of technical know-how to manage canopy as it has become an important aspect of mango production system. He emphasized that the productivity of mango orchard depends on cultural practices and nutrient and pest management. Farmers were apprised of the design and development of fertilizer drill (FERTREE drill) by the CHES for efficient delivery of fertilizers.  The training programme comprised of lectures on different aspects of canopy management and INM (integrated nutrient management) and field demonstration. The methods of canopy management including the use of chemicals and the role of plant canopy in disease management and its impact on the yield and fruit quality were discussed by the scientists with the participants. The efficacy of IIHR micronutrient in enhancing fruit quality was also described. Method and tools and implements of canopy management and nutrient application in the orchard were demonstrated. Participants also visited the CTCRI (RS), Bhubaneswar and exposed to the potential of tuber crops as an intercrops in mango orchard.