25 February 2014, Puttur
Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur in association with Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), Puttur conducted training programme on pest management in cashew for tribal farmers at Bettampady village, Puttur on 25th February 2014.
Dr. P.K.S. Bhat, progressive cashew farmer and Ex-President of All India Arecanut Growers’ Association inaugurated the programme and shared his experiences in cashew farming with farmers.
Dr. M.G. Nayak, Principal Scientist (Horticulture), DCR encouraged farmers for the adoption of scientific management practices along with high yielding cashew varieties to enhance production and productivity of cashew nut. He informed about the financial support available for tribal farmers for cashew cultivation.
Dr. T.N. Raviprasad, Principal Scientist (Entomology), DCR focused on the various aspects of controlling tea mosquito bug and cashew stem and root borer, the two major pests of cashew.
Later on, during field visit, farmers were taken to ultra high density orchard. Over 100 farmers participated in the programme.
(Source: Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur)