Farmers Field School by CIPMC at Wandoor

Port Blair
12 Jul 2017

An Integrated Pest Management Training & Demonstration Programme was organized to create awareness about the IPM practices among the farmers under the  Farmers’ Field School in Rice was inaugurated by Central IPM Centre (CIPMC) at Wandoor Gram Panchayat Hall on Wednesday.  Mr Anjan Das, Director (Ag.), State Agriculture Department, A&N Island was the chief guest, while Mr Ram Bala, Gram Pradhan, Wandoor was the guest of honour on the occasion. Smt Sangeeta Mondal, AFA, Wandoor; Mr Deb Kumar Chakrobarty, Sarpanch; Smt. MalatiKirtonia, & Smt. SubhasiniMondal, PRI members, Wandoorwere present during the programmes.
In his address, Mr Anjan Das, Director (Ag.) discussed the details history of pesticide application and establishment of pesticide as an unavoidable factor after green revolution. He described about Integrated Pest Management and elaborated the techniques i.e. cultural, mechanical, biological and need-based chemical application.
Mr Ram Bala, Gram Pradhan welcomed CIPMC, Port Blair for conducting such eco-friendly programme in the areas and urged the farmers to adopt IPM technique to minimize indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides and maximize the production as well as minimize environment pollution.
Mr S.K. Mandal, PPO (E), CIPMC, Port Blair asked the farmers to assess the insect pest situation in their crop fields through IPM technology and go for need-based use of chemical pesticides and other bio-control measures. Mr V.K. Gupta, APPO, CIPMC, Port Blair discussed the details history of pesticide application and establishment of pesticide as an unavoidable factor after green revolution. He described about Integrated Pest Management and elaborated the techniques i.e. cultural, mechanical, biological & need based chemical application.
Mr D. Das, SA,CIPMC Port Blairdiscussed about seed treatment methods with various bio pesticides and homemade bio pesticides to avoid major disease infestation. Mr V.K. Rajak, TA,CIPMC Port Blair elaborated the ill effects of indiscriminate use of pesticides and advised the farmers to learn about pests and natural enemies present in their fields and conserve the natural enemies. Altogether, 30 farmers attended the programme.Mr V.K. Rajak, TA, CIPMC, Port Blair proposed the vote of thanks.