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Training programme on commercial floriculture held
11/8/2018 10:03:06 PM
Early Times Report

Reasi, Nov 8: Department of Floriculture, in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu organised one day long training programme on commercial floriculture at village Kolsar in Reasi district of J&K which was attended by large number of farmers of the area.
The major objective of the programme was to boost the floriculture industry in the hilly areas of Reasi district of J&K and to provide technical assistance to the farmers for better results of the floriculture crops. The programme was co-ordinated by Sunil Singh, landscape officer, Department of Floriculture, Reasi.
Addressing the farmers Dr. Banarsi Lal, Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi said that floriculture is gaining momentum in the district and is proving a good mean of earning profit. He urged the farmers to take up commercial floriculture as an enterprise which can enable them to earn 4-5 times more profit as compared to other crops. He said the farmers to avail the opportunities in this sector. He gave a detail view of the scientific floriculture and acquainted the farmers with commercial cultivation of cut flowers, nursery raising techniques, seed production techniques, post harvest management and value addition. He said that floriculture crops such as marigold, gladiolus, rose etc. are the alternate crops for the area which are affected by the monkeys and there is ample market availability of these crops at Katra and Jammu. He educated the farmers for the scientific cultivation of marigold, gladiolus and rose. He elaborated the diseases and insect-pests management in floriculture crops and gave their control measures. He also highlighted the protected cultivation of flowers and encouraged the farmers to have low cost polyhouse units at their farms so that they can get more yield of flowers throughout the year. Sunil Singh, landscape officer, Department of Floriculture, Reasi said that that the farmers can fetch more prices by the adoption of advance technologies in floriculture. He elaborated the different schemes launched by the central and state governments for the floriculturist. He educated the farmers on the nursery raising techniques in marigold and elaborated Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) in marigold. He appreciated the progressive floriculturist of the area and applauded them for their efforts. Sunil Singh, landscape officer, Department of Floriculture, Reasi proposed the vote of thanks and thanked trainees for their efforts to make this training programme a grand success.
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