DOGR organized ATMA Training Programme

24th October 2013, Pune

Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research (DOGR), organized a 3 day (22-24 October, 2013) training programme on “Scientific cultivation of onion and garlic” under ATMA scheme for 25 farmers from Chandwad taluka of Nasik district.

Dr. Jai Gopal, Director, DOGR inaugurated the programme and briefed about the ongoing activities of DOGR for the farmers. He emphasized upon the application of Broad Bed Furrow with drip irrigation technology in Nasik district to save crop from water stagnation. He also suggested the village level production of quality onion seed by following the guidelines given to the farmers during the training.

Different topics related to onion and garlic cultivation were covered in the training programme by the scientists of DOGR.  There were total 9 lectures and 7 practicals in this programme. The topics covered were improved varieties of onion and garlic, nutrient and water management, pest and disease control, postharvest management, value addition, DUS characterization of varieties, seed production and role of self help groups in improving socio-economic status of farmers. The various agro-practices were also demonstrated to farmers with the experiments laid on the Rajgurunagar and Kalus farms of the institute. A farmer-scientist interaction session followed the training programme.

Dr. S. S. Gadge, coordinator of the training programme proposed the vote of thanks.

(Source: DOGR, Pune)