Three days training program on Floricultural Crops for farmers of Meghalaya


A three days training programme on ‘Floricultural Crops with special emphasis on Gerbera’ was conducted by the Division of Horticulture, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam during 9th-11th August, 2017 under Tribal Sub Plan. The programme was mainly to impart theory as well as practical experiences to farmers on various technologies of flowers cultivation. About 30 farmers from different districts of Meghalaya participated in the programme. During the three days training programme, farmers were addressed on various issues concerning flower cultivation including plant propagation, nursery management, production, plant protection, cold chain, postharvest, value addition and marketing of flower crops. In the valedictory programme, about 6000 nos. of gerbera hybrids planting materials were distributed to all the trainees. Throughout the training programme, the trainees expressed greater enthusiasm in learning these scientific practices. They were very much convinced that adopting of scientific cultivation practices will improve their flower production as well as flower quality, thus led to higher income generation. The programme was coordinated by Dr. H. Rymbai, H.D. Talang, M.B. Devi, S.R. Assumi, N.A. Deshmukh, D.M. Firake and A.K. Jha.


Photos: Group photos along with planting materials