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An orientation program was conducted on 13th and 14th May, 2014 at KVK Sylvan, Manipur.  About 120 participants participated in this two days program and about 95% participants were women. Dr. Meera Pandey, Principal Scientist, Mushroom Research lab, IIHR, gave the orientation regarding the cultivation of different varieties of mushrooms, the method of processing and value addition, methods to fortify daily diet with mushrooms to enhance nutrition and developing culinary entrepreneurship through mushroom fortified products. Dr. Senthil Kumaran, Principal Scientist, Section of Agric. Engg., IIHR, talked about the low cost farm design for small scale production and mechanized mushroom farms for high end production. The participants were made aware about the different varieties of mushrooms being commercially grown globally, the method of spawn production, cultivation of shiitake and oyster mushrooms, mechanization in mushroom production, nutritional and medicinal properties, methods of fortifying daily diets with mushrooms, entrepreneurship  through community based mushroom cultivation and value added mushroom product development.  Audio and video aids were used during training program and few videos on mushroom technology and machinery were screened.


The participants showed great eagerness and enthusiasm to know and learn the technology and insisted on conducting practical training in future for better understanding.   Group leaders of numerous SHGs participated and showed keen interest in taking up mushroom production on community basis. One of the most common request was for conducting practical training and exposure visit to Horticulture related institutions like IIHR. Many youth who participated in this program were eager to become entrepreneur in mushroom cultivation.


Mango Field Day organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar

Mango Field Day organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar


Field Day on Mango was organized on 18th May, 2014 at research farm of CHES with an aim to strengthen the public understanding on mango quality varietal diversity, marketing channel and related aspects.  Newly 100 participants from different sections like ICAR (CRRI, CIFA, CTCRI, DWM), state departments, mango growers, mango lovers, farm women and consumers attended the programme.  In inaugural speech, Sh. A. Chandra, Special Secreatry, Govt. of Odisha highlighted the importance of mango in health and income and called upon the farming community to avail government schemes and technical support from CHES to take up mango plantation at their fields as CHES is engaged in collecting and evaluating mango varieties suitable for this region and serves as reservoir of mango varieties which is an asset for this state.  He advised the CHES staff to devise a mechanism to impart training to 200 farmers/month on different horticultural aspects for the benefit of the state.  Dr. H. S. Singh, Head extended warm welcome to  guests and participants and briefed about the research activities of the station. He informed that the station has developed an extra early colour mango variety (Arka Neelachal Kesari) having the potential to fetch prmium market price and requested the farmers to cultivate it. He also presented an overview of mango varieties. Dr. B N Sadangi, Head, CRRI emphasized the effective dissemination of horticultural technology, especially for farm women.  Dr. Kundan Kishore highlighted the importance of maturity indices and mango maturity methods with ethylene gas.  Dr. Srinivas described the post harvest management of mango for quality and better shelf life. The participants expressed their satifaction over the programme and enjoyed the varietal diversity and taste of mango at the station. Dr Kundan Kishore and Dr P Srinivas co-ordinated the event and made all the arrangements with a team of technical and supporting staff.   


Display of mango diversity on the Field Day

Dr H S Singh, Head delivering the lecture during the field day

Participants attending the Field Day


Updated on 20.05.2014   










National Seminar in Hindi on the Role of Agricultural Science & Technology in Food and Nutritional Security

05/14/2014 09:00
05/15/2014 16:00


संस्‍थान में 14-15 मई 2014 को आयोजित होनेवाली राष्‍ट्रीय हिन्‍दी संगोष्‍ठी की तिथि को किन्‍हीं अपरिहार्य कारणों से बदलना पड़ा है. अब यह संगोष्‍ठी 04-05 जून 2014 के दौरान आयोजित की जाएगी.  नमांकन, आलेख एवं पावर प्‍वाइंट फाइल दिनांक 04.05.2014 तक भिजवा सकते हैं.


The National seminar in Hindi will be held at the institute during 

 04-05 June 2014  instead of 14-15 May 2014, due some unavoidable reasons. T
he  Nomination, Article and Power Point File can be sent on or before 04.05.2014.


जगदीशन ए.के./Jagadeesan A.K.,
       सहायक निदेशक (राजभाषा)
       Assistant Director(OL),
       भारतीय बागवानी अनुसंधान संस्थान
       Institute of Horticultural Research,
       हेस्सरघट्टा लेक पोस्ट/ Hessaraghatta Lake Post,
       बेंगलूर/Bangalore - 560 089
       दूरभाष/Ph.: 28466420/21/22/23; 28466140/41/42/43; Extn: 231
       ईमेल/Email : jagadeesanak@rediffmail.com


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