Visit of Dr. S. Bhaskar, Assistant Director General (Agronomy, Agro-Forestry and Climate Change)
Dr. S. Bhaskar, Assistant Director General (Agronomy, Agro-Forestry and Climate Change), Division of Natural Resources Management , Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi visited ICAR-IIHR on Monday, the 9th September, 2019 to look into the various activities of the on-going research project NICRA at the Institute.
After the discussions with the Principal Investigator of NICRA Project Dr. R.H.Laxman and the Dr. M.R.Dinesh, Director of the Institute, ADG visited the different experimental fields. The organic vegetable production experiments were visited and discussed in detail the various treatments involved in the progamme with the concerned scientists Dr. Anil Nair and Dr. Senthil Kumar at the Institute.
Later, ADG visited the farmers field along with Principal Investigator of NICRA Project Dr. R.H.Laxman and Dr. B.L.Manjunath, the Co-PI of NICRA Project and at Seethakempanahalli, Bangalore North Taluk where on farm demonstration of Mango based Integrated Farming system was taken up under NICRA by the Institute. He has discussed with the concerned farmer and appreciated the efforts made by the Institute in developing the demonstration unit and suggested various measures for improvement of the mango in the plot.
ADG also visited the poly house units of the vegetable experiments and also suggested various improvements that can be implemented in developing a model Horticultural based IFS unit at the Institute for the ensuing National Horticultural Fair.
Later ADG visited the facilities developed under NICRA for the experimentations under controlled climatic conditions at the Institute and also the Rain out shelter facilities and suggested various measures for improvement of the Project.