Farmers’ Training Programme at ICAR-DOGR  

                                                                               

A three-days training programme on ‘‘Scientific Cultivation of Onion and Garlic’’ was organized at ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune during 5-7 October 2017.  The programme was sponsored by Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (GICAFS), Narayangaon.  Total 20 farmers from Narayangaon, Maharashtra attended the training. It was inaugurated by Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR. Dr. Major Singh welcomed the participants and briefed about research and extension activities of the Directorate.  During the training, participants were given information on improved varieties, nursery management, weed control, nutrient and water management, pest and disease management, post-harvest management, processing, role of self-help groups in increasing socio-economic status of onion and garlic farmers, and onion seed production. Practical and demonstrations of various activities were also given to the farmers at ICAR-DOGR and its seed production farm at Kalus. Farmers were also taken to the Chakan onion market for interaction with producers, traders and other stakeholders. Several queries regarding onion and garlic cultivation were answered by the experts during interaction with farmers. Shri. Sanjeev Rathod, Project In-charge, GICAFS, Narayangaon expressed satisfaction about conduction of training. The programme concluded with the distribution of certificates to the participants. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) expressed vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension).