Training on Horticulture & vegetables for Improved Nursery Techniques & Crops Management.


1 Jun, 2017


Home department organizes six-day intensive training on horticulture crops & vegetables – improved nursery techniques & crops management systems, at Bylakuppe from 22 to 25 May 2017.

BYLAKUPPE: The Department of Home, CTA organized a six-day intensive training on horticulture crops & vegetables – improved nursery techniques & crops management systems. There were 30 participants, including 13 agriculture extension officers (AEOs) and 17 interested progressive farmers from 12 agriculture based settlements in India who attended the training. This project was funded by USAID.

The training was held at the Organic Research & Training Centre, Bylakuppe from 22 to 25 May 2017. Mr. Dhondup Tsering, Deputy Secretary of Department of Home, Agriculture Division accorded warm welcome to the audience and highlighted the purpose of conducting this training; followed by self-introduction of participants and resource person.

Mr. Dhondup Tsering emphatically said that unlike other training courses, this course structure is designed in accordance with expectation and requirement of the participants particularly the challenges and problems faced at time of practicing in respective settlements. Hence this training was categorized in four major components based on the needs of the participants.

  1. Package of practice on horticulture crops such as mango, guava, sapota and lemon in terms of development of land till post harvesting techniques like normal and high density planting.
  2. Vegetative propagation methods of grafting, layering, pruning, trimming and budding.
  3. Development of commercial horticultural nursery for fruit trees and vegetables crops.
  4. Off seasonal vegetable production in poly house and net house by using precision farming.

Home department organizes six-day intensive training on horticulture crops & vegetables – improved nursery techniques & crops management systems, at Bylakuppe from 22 to 25 May 2017.

During these four days of theoretical and practical training, the four different resource invitees led by Dr. Praburam Rajgopal, Phd (IARI), Secretary, Mango Growers Federation, Tamil Nadu gave talk on given topic. As the main focus was on practical aspects principally to transmit technical methodology for the trainees, the workshop focused more time for a special session to engage trainees and highly experienced trainers on interaction to enable them get to the root cause of the challenges and problems faced by trainees. In the evening, documentary films on different aspect of agriculture practices and its pros and cons were screened.

To enhance the understanding of the subject, the training was combined with two days field exposure visit to Chamraj Nagar, Coimbatore and Tamil Nadu Agriculture University.

The trainees learned about plant breeding, raising seedlings and seeds, plants propagation technology, production of vegetable nurseries in poly house and net house.

During the visit, concerned experts explained in detail through demonstration where all participants actively participated and threw volley of questions and doubts. On the concluding day, a brief gathering was hosted in TNAU farmers extension center where in all the participants were given participation certificate.

All participants expressed their appreciation for organizing such a training as they could learn and gain the knowledge on the use of new technology and idea; which could help to replicate such methodology in their field in the respective settlements once they get back to the settlements.

Finally, Mr Dhondup Tsering proposed a vote of thanks to all the resource persons on behalf of the participants for their invaluable knowledge on the subject. Additionally, he requested the participants to apply whatever they had learned from this training in their field to get optimum result to sustain agriculture in long term.


Participants of six-day intensive training on horticulture crops & vegetables – improved nursery techniques & crops management systems, at Bylakuppe from 22 to 25 May 2017.

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