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Field day and Exhibition at IIHR campus on January 09-10, 2015

Field day and Exhibition at IIHR campus on January 09-10, 2015

 

The ICAR - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, Bengaluru organized a two-day Field day and Exhibition at its campus on January 09-10, 2015. The objectives of the event was to showcase high yielding varieties/hybrids and technologies developed by the Institute.The event was organized coinciding with KISAN-2015 organized at BIEC, Bengaluru for which IIHR was the Knowledge partner. Farmer interested in horticultural technologies were brought to the Institute from the International Exhibition Center. Information related to new varieties of fruits, vegetables, ornamental and medicinal crops, technologies related to plant protection, soil science, plant physiology, biotechnology were displayed at the exhibition, where scientist provided firsthand information to farmers. KVK Hirehalli and CHES, Chethalli also displayed their technologies. Entrepreneurs who had benefitted from IIHR technologies also displayed their products for sale. A sale counter was arranged for sale of seeds, products, as well as literature.The farmers were also taken to field demonstration depicting the varieties and technologies developed by the institute. More than 1400 farmers visited the institute and benefitted from the programme.

 

 

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture visits Yelahanka Farm of ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru on January 9, 2015

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture visits Yelahanka Farm of ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru on January 9, 2015.

 

As a part of the visit of the Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture, an exhibition was arranged on the varieties and technologies of IIHR including display of seed and planting material. Director and Heads of the Divisions, explained about the IIHR varieties and technologies to Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture, GOI, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Law & Justice, GOI, Shri S.R. Vishwanath, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka, and Dr. S. Ayyappan, Hon'ble Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR, New Delhi. The Agriculture Minister showed keen interest in the technologies and enquired about the extent of coverage of these technologies in the farmers’ field and their adoption. He stressed the need for reaching the unreached in extensive and professional manner. Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Law & Justice, GOI, mentioned about the effective linkage between the Institute and State Government, which has helped in the spread of technology and emphasized on better marketing facilities for the horticulture produce.

 

 

KVK Field day & Awareness Programme on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act organized at KVK, Gonikoppal

KVK Field day & Awareness Programme on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act organized at KVK, Gonikoppal

 

KVK Field day &  Awareness Programme on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights was organized at KVK demonstration farm at Athur on 13th January 2015. The highlight of the programme was Vegetable demonstration block developed with 16 different types of vegetables and their varieties from IIHR. Dr. T. Manjunatha Rao, Director, IIHR, Bangalore; Dr. P. C Tripathy, Head, CHES, Chettalli; Dr. S. J. Ankegwoda, Head, CRC, Appangala; Dr. A. T. Sadashiva, Head Vegetable crops, IIHR, Bangalore; and team of scientists from Vegetable division of IIHR and CHES, Chettali were present during the function. More than 250 farmers, representatives from Forestry College, Ponnampet; officials from Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, ATMA, Bhoochetana, NGO representatives working for agriculture, Press and media representatives  from all the three talukas of  Kodagu  district participated in the programme.

 

The programme started with the inauguration of Field day by Mr. N. Bose Mandanna Progressive Grower and Former Vice Chairman Coffee Board. The participants first visited the vegetable demonstration block. Sh. Devaiah, SMS, Horticulture  explained that  the objective of such a vegetable demonstration block was to create awareness among the farmers of the district about the potential and possibility of producing vegetables in the district. The planters and farmers appreciated the efforts put by KVK in introducing & showcasing the  new verities and hybrids of vegetables from IIHR. The scientists from IIHR interacted with farmers regarding the vegetable varieties. The varieties and hybrids of tomato, chilli, French Beans, Yard long bean, Brinjal, Radish, Bhendi, Peas, Dolichos,  Corinader, Palak, Amaranthus from IIHR and cabbage, Knol Khol, Beet root and Carrot were on display in the demonstration block. 

 

The farmers also visited the other demonstration units maintained at KVK farm i.e Paired row system of planting in banana, Animal husbandary units showcasing Duroc and White Yorkshire breeds of Pigs, Malabari and Sirohi Breeds of Goats, Fodder demonstration unit, Rattoon crop of Banana, Pepper and Coffee demonstration units.

 

The second part of the programme was  Awareness programme on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act organised at Athur farm itself. Dr.Saju George, Programme Coordinator, KVK,Gonikoppal welcomed the guests and participants. Mr.Veerendra Kumar K.V.SMS (PP),KVK,Gonikoppal explained about purpose of the programme. The programme was inaugurated by Dr.T.Manjunatha Rao, Director, IIHR, Bangalore. In his inaugural address Director, explained about  the importance of  Intellectual Properties Rights and the benefits of PPV&FRA for the farmers. He also congratulated the KVK team for showcasing vegetable technologies from IIHR.  Dr.P.C.Tripathi, Principal Scientist and Head, CHES,Chettali, spoke about the importance of Biodiversity prevailing in the district which has to be properly documented through the agency of PPVFRA.

 

Dr. A.T. Sadashiva, and Head, Division of Vegetable crops, IIHR, Bangalore explained about the possibilities of  Vegetable cultivation in Kodagu and offered the technical expertise and support of IIHR in popularsing vegetable cultivation in the district. Dr. T.S.Aghora, Principal Scientist, Division of Vegetable crops, IIHR, Bangalore explained about role and importance of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act (PPV&FRA) .He stressed on the farmer’s rights and provisions for registering farmers varieties present in the act. He also presented the DUS guidelines in various vegetables in detail. Dr. S.J. Anke gowda, Principal Scientist and Head,CRC, Appangla spoke on DUS testing in cardamom, black pepper, turmeric and ginger.

 

The compendium on PPV and FRA (in Kannada) brought out by KVK, was released on this occasion. Mr.Mahadevu, ADA, Madikeri, Mr.Girish Kumar, DD, Horticulture, Scientists from Division of Vegetable crops, CHES,Chettalli, Specialists of KVK Gonikoppal, state Govt. officials participated in the interaction programme with the farmers. The group of farmers interested in vegetable cultivation interacted with the team of scientists from IIHR.  The growers actively interacted with the experts on different aspects of Vegetable cultivation, coffee and pepper production, fertiliser and organic manuring requirements etc.

 

An exhibition was also arranged during  this occasion to exhibit vegetable varieties from IIHR. Farmers also exhibited their vegetables,   black pepper and rice varieties. The programme concluded with vote of thank by Dr.Suresh, SMS (Livestock), KVK Gonikoppal. The programme was compered by Mr . B. Prabhakar KVK Gonikoppal.

 

CHES Chettalli organized Training programme on pig rearing and Input distribution under tribal subproject

CHES Chettalli organized Training programme on  pig rearing and Input distribution under tribal subproject

 

A training programme cum input distribution programme was conducted at Thyagathoor and Balegundi village, of Somavarpet taluk on 12 January 2015. Total 93 beneficiaries of these villages have attended the programme. The pig rearing and poultry rearing techniques were explained to these Tribal families. Tribal people of  both the villages shown great  interest in  rearing of pigs in their hadis. As per availability, six  three months pig of  ‘Duroc’ breed were supplied to both the village people. Mrs. Swathy, Technical Officer has explained the care and maintenance and feeding requirement of pig. The review of the vegetable seed and nursery production activities was also taken up. Some of the people started for sowing of vegetables seeds in their backyard garden. The rose cans were distributed for applying water to the vegetable seedlings to those who are raised nursery in their backyard. Dr V. Sankar has explained the importance of nursery raising for transplanted vegetables particularly Chilli, tomato and brinjal. This programme was coordinated by Dr V. Sankar, Dr T.M. Reddy and Mrs P.B. Swathy.

 

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