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Two days Training Programme on Contemporary Technologies for Commercial Horticulture held at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar

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Two days training programme on various horticultural technologies held at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar during 25th and 26th October 2018 under ATMA scheme sponsored by AAO, Khajuripada block of Kandhamal district of Odisha. During the training programme Head of the Station Dr. G. C. Acharya, deliberated on the ‘Use of modern technologies in horticultural production’. He briefly introduced the audience with the major horticultural technologies available with the institute. He stressed on the need to take advantage of the available technologies at ICAR-IIHR to create new avenues to enhance  returns from farming while saving on the input and labour costs. Dr. Acharya also delivered a lecture on ‘Integrated nutrient management in horticultural crops’ and described the benefits of proper and balanced nutrition for realising higher yield and quality produce. Dr. P. Srinivas, Principal Scientist apprised the trainees on “Integrated Pest management in Horticultural Crops, while explaining diagnosis and management of major diseases and insect pests of fruit and vegetable crops grown in Odisha. He also explained the benefits of adopting on farm ‘Vermicomposting’. Sri Harihar Bindhani, SSS described the procedure of preparation of vermicompost in the Organic Unit of the station. Sri B. C. Patra, Senior Technician conducted the exposure visit to the nursery, experimental plots and demonstration fields of the Station. The training was coordinated by Dr. P. Srinvas, Principal Scientist and Incharge, ToT.