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CHES, Bhubaneswar organized Three-day skill development programme on “Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops”

CHES, Bhubaneswar organized Three-day skill development programme on “Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops


CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar organized a three day skill development programme on “Nursery Management of Horticultural Crops” from 20 to 22 August, 2015 at CHES, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL), Bhubaneswar. Twenty three farmers belonging to selected villages of Mayurbhunj district and seventeen vocational apprentice trainees of CHES, Bhubaneswar participated in the training. During the inaugural session Head of the Station and Course Director, Dr. H. S. Singh, addressed the gathering and explained the need for training on nursery management for skill development and opening up new avenue for income in rural areas. He highlighted the fact that knowhow on plant propagation is required not only for establishment of commercial nursery but also to multiply and conserve the elite materials available in their region. He also appealed to the farmers to take up commercial nurseries of underutilized cucurbits for getting higher profits. Sh. Biswajit Nanda, Chief Manager and Mr. Sudhansu Kumar Patra, Manager, PPL emphasized the need of commercial nurseries to cater the increasing demand of planting materials of new fruit and vegetable crops in Odisha. A total of 10 detailed lectures and three hands on training on various aspects of fruit and vegetable nursery management like tools & implements, containers and structures, plant growth regulators, stock scion relationship, pest & disease management, nursery raising technique for sexually and asexually propagated vegetables & fruits were taken up during the training programme. In the valedictory session, Sh. Sushant Das, AHO, Directorate of Horticulture, Bhubaneswar explained about the technical standards/guidelines for recognition of horticulture nurseries and nursery rating system. The dignitaries in the valedictory session gave away certificates to the participating farmers and apprentice trainees, while three best performing farmers in the written test were also felicitated. Dr. Meenu Kumari, Scientist and Co- Coordinator of the training programme, proposed the vote of the thanks, while Dr. L. K. Bharathi, Senior Scientist and Coordinator, coordinated the proceedings of the training programme.





One day workshop on Garcinia Species conducted at CHES, ICAR-IIHR, Chettalli, Kodagu, on 20th August 2015

One day workshop on Garcinia Species conducted at CHES, ICAR-IIHR, Chettalli, Kodagu, on 20th  August 2015


One day workshop on Garcinia Species was organized at CHES, Chettalli on 20.08.2015. This programme was planned to discuss various issues related to status of Garcinia production in India and to create a platform for exchange of ideas and thoughts among the scientific fraternity, entrepreneurs, farmers, growers, students from different parts of the country who have been associated with Garcinia cultivation, post harvest technology, marketing... etc. Inaugural session was chaired by Dr. T. Manjunath Rao, Director, IIHR; Dr. S. B. Dandin, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Horticultural Sciences Bagalkot, Liason officer Bioversity International, Bangalore; Dr. M. Anandaraj, Director, IISR, Calicut, Dr. R. Chithiraichelvan, Dean, Rai Technology University, Bangalore, Dr. P. C. Tripathi, Former Head CHES, Chettalli and Principal Scientist, IIHR, Bangalore were chief guests at this occasion. A Souvenir and abstract on Garcinia and Proceedings on ‘National Seminar on Underutilized Fruits’ were released at this workshop. Dr. R. Senthil Kumar, I/C Head, CHES, Chettalli welcomed all dignitaries and planters. The Chairman and invited guests highlighted the importance of Garcinia and the prospects of its commercial cultivation, post harvest technology and processing in India.  The technical session was chaired by Dr. S. B. Dandin and Co-chaired by Dr. Ganeshan, I/C Head, PGR (IIHR, Bangalore).  Dr. S. Priya Devi, Senior Scientist, CCARI, Goa and Dr. M. Jagadeesan, Plant breeder, CRRS, Coffee Board, Chettalli were acted as rapporteurs. Dr. P. C. Tripathi, Dr. T. V. Vasanth Kumar, Dr. A. K. Chakravarthy, Dr. R. Senthil Kumar, Dr. Z. Abraham, Dr. Shrikanth Gunaga, Dr. S. Priya Devi, Dr. S. B. Swami, Dr. Farhath Kahanum were presented lead papers on various aspects of Garcinia Species.  



During this occasion, Shri. Ammatanda Rathu Belliyappa (Hakathur Village, Madikeri district), Smt. Vasanthi Ponnappa (Horoor, Madikeri), Shri. Anil Balanja Naravi (Belthangadi, Dakshina Kannada) and Shri. Vidheesha L. Bhat (Kotematha, Siddpaur, Uttara Kannada) were felicitated for their esteemed contribution in collection, conservation and processing of Garcinia Species. Several queries were raised by the growers/planters regarding cultivation, feasibility, profitability on Garcinia cultivation, processing and value addition. More than 250 participants including Scientists from IIHR-Bangalore, IISR-Calicut, Dr. BSKKV –Dapoli, DFRL-Mysore,  IISR, Regional Station-Appangala, College of Horticulture-Mudigere, KVK-Mudigere,; NBPGR-Thrissur, College of Forestry-Sirsi, CRSS- Chettalli, CFTRI-Mysore, CIAE-Coimbatore, Spices Board-Madikeri, KVK-Gonikoppal, College of Forestry-Ponnampet, College of Horticulture-Mysore, ASFK and Planters from Kodagu were participated in the workshop. Different species of Garcinia at CHES, Chettalli and post-harvest products of Garcinia were displayed at this occasion. During this workshop, Garcinia processing machinery was demonstrated by Dr. Ravindra Naik, Prinicipal Scientist, CIAE RS-Coimbatore. This workshop was concluded with vote of thanks by Mrs. Jayanthi Mala. This programme was co-ordinated by Dr. V. Sankar, Sr. Scientist and Dr. Priti Sonavane Scientist of CHES, Chettalli.





Updated on 21.08.2015

CHES Chettalli organized Training programme on Nursery management at CHES Chettalli under Tribal sub project (TSP) on 18.08.2015

CHES Chettalli  organized Training programme on Nursery management at CHES Chettalli  under Tribal sub project (TSP)  on 18.08.2015


CHES, Chettalli has identified two new tribal villages namely Nakoor Shirangala and Heroor villages of Somavarpet Taluk Kodagu District for the year 2015-16. All together about 140 tribal families are living in these two villages.Based on our survey, lot of tribal peoples are interested in raising nursery for their livelihood.With this background, we organized  One day Training programme on Nursery management at CHES Chettalli on 18.08.2015 under Tribal subproject (TSP). More than 50 tribal beneficiaries have attended the training.



 Dr. R. Senthil Kumar Principal Scientist and Head CHES Chettalli welcomed the trainees and  Dr.V.Sankar Senior Scientist (hort.) has given the introduction of Nursery management, its advantages for raising commercial nurseries and Mrs.Swathy, Technical Officer explained about the tribal sub projects activities. Sri Vinaya kumar, Legal supporter of tribal group (NGO) also attended the programme and explained the use and advantages of TSP to the tribals and role of CHES. After end of lecture, demonstration was carried out at Nursery block. The budding operations of Coorg mandarin, Pepper, Hibiscus and Roses  are demonstrated to the all the tribal beneficiaries including management practices, pest and disease management..etc.The programme is concluded with vote of thanks.


Updated on 19.08.2015