STATE TIMES NEWS
SAMBA : To popularise the IPM and pheromone traps, a training programme on IPM modules and pheromone traps of vegetable crops for the farming community in Kandi area of Ari Taloor was organised in collaboration with Department of Horticulture, Samba under the ICAR sponsored HTMM-I (2.37) project.
The programme was inaugurated by the Chief Horticulture Officer, K. R. Sharma. More than 100 progressive farmers from Taloor and nearby area participated in the programme wherein, Principal Investigator of the Project Dr. Uma Shankar highlighted the importance of the pheromone traps and its working mechanism in suppressing the insect pest population in safe and pesticides free vegetable production. Further, he emphasised the farmers to adopt IPM practices in horticultural crops to increase their income resources and protect the environment from dangerous pesticides.
Live demonstrations were given and more than 200 pheromone traps have been distributed among farmers of Ari Tallor for management of insect pests.
SMS of Department of Horticulture, Samba, D. P. Abrol stressed upon the importance of horticultural crops as the source of income and livelihood for farming community of Kandi area of Ari Taloor. Whereas, Sateesh Kumar and Parmender Singh, HDOs highlighted the potential of horticultural crops in the area. Satpal Sharma, Master of Ari Taloor village on behalf of farmers expressed their desire that the university should organise more training programmes for the benefit of farmers in Kandi areas.