Volume: I      e – News letter (October to December, 2015)                Issue:  1

1. Cashewnut farmers training programme:

15th to 17th October, 2015:

A three day vocational training programme was organized for 50 cashew nut farmers and farm women at KVK Nellore by Research Associate, (Horticulture). Processing and value addition of Cashew nut, harvesting techniques in Cashew nut, different varieties of Cashew nut which were suitable for Nellore district climate were explained.  Shri N. Murthi, AEO, explained about method of grafting in Cashewnut.

On 16-10-2015: On the second day Dr. M. Appa Rao, Deputy Director (Rtd.), Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development, Cochin, Kerala, explained about schemes. Dr. G. Sarada, Scientist (Entomology), Citrus Research Station, Tirupati, explained in detail about pest and disease management in Cashewnut. Shri N.V. Raghavalu, Assistant Director (Rtd.), Industrial Department of A.P, told about Financial Viability and Bankability. Sri G. Narayana Swamy, Research Associate (Horticulture), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nellore, told about schemes of Department of Horticulture and also explained about activities and mandates of Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

On 17-10-2015: On last day, a tour was arranged to Komarivaripalem, Vakadu, Nellore for the farmers to visit Cashewnut orchards and Dr. M. Appa Rao, Deputy Director (Rtd.), Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development, Cochin, Kerala, explained about marketing of Cashewnut and Cashew apple. Certificates were distributed to trainees.  Sri G. Narayana Swamy, Research Associate (Horticulture), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nellore, proposed vote of thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

2.   Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan  celebration (23rd  to 29th November,             2015):

KVK Nellore celebrated Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan week from 23-12-2015 to    29-12-2015 and organized different activities for the benefit of the farming community.  The detailed day wise activities organized are submitted here under.

23-12-2015:Visited Ramatheertham, Prasanthagiri,and Busagadi palem, conducted Method Demonstration  on fortification of Trichoderma Viride with farm yard manure and neem cake.  The scientists explained about the Dos and Don'ts of Method Demonstration.

26-12-2015 to 27-12-2015:  Krishi Vigyan Kendra Scientists attend awareness programme on "Importance of organic products" particularly with millets for good health, organized by the society an organic farming at VRC ground Nellore .Products prepared with millets were  displayed in exhibition stall on 26-12-15 and 27-12-15.  The public visited the stall were provided information on importance of millets in maintaining of good health and clarified the doubts raised by the public

28-12-15:On conducted one day training programme on preparation of "Home made products". Particularly phenyl making for the Self Help Group members and also created awareness about role of KVK in dissemination of technology for the benefit of the farming particularly women community.

29-12-15:   BFSCS Students are conducting Special camp to Gangapatnam Village of Indukur pet mandal.  Accordingly created awareness about "Importance of nutrition" and also explained about diet for pregnant and lactating mothers.  Shown them the method of preparation of Ragi malt.

3.    Mushroom Training Programme:

15-12-2015:

A One day programme was organized for 150 persons (male, female) on mushroom cultivation. The participants were taught on Oyster and Milk Mushroom production. The procedures for cultivation, budget requirement to set the mushroom unit were also explained. The participants had hands on experience on method of preparation of beds with straw and spawn.   At the end of the training programme, certificates were provided to the trainees.