Farmers’ Field School at New Bimblitan

Port Blair
14 Dec 2017

Integrated Pest Management Training and Demonstration Programme under Farmers’ Field School in Vegetables was inaugurated by Central IPM Centre(CIPMC), Port Blair at New Bimalitan Community Hall on Wednesday in order to create awareness about the IPM practices among the farmers. Mr. V. Govind Raj, Sarpanch, Sippighat Panchayat was the Chief Guest and Ms. Ganga Rani Biswas, AFA, State Agriculture Department, A&N Island was guest of honour. Mr. S. K. Mandal, PPO (E), CIPMC, Port Blair discussed the details history of pesticide application and establishment of pesticide as an unavoidable factor after green revolution. Mr. S. C. Bairagi, APPO described about Integrated Pest Management and elaborated the techniques of cultural, mechanical, biological and need based chemical application. Mr. V. K. Gupta, APPO 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. Govind Raj, Sarpanch, 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. D. Das, SA spoke on 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. Mr. V. K. Rajak, TA discussed about seed treatment methods with various bio pesticides and homemade bio pesticides to avoid major disease infestation. 30 farmers were present at the meet concluded through vote of thanks by Mr. Rajak, TA, CIPMC, Port Blair.