A farmer skill training under CBT programme was organised by Central Silk Board, MESSO, P-3 Unit, Rompara from January 17 to 21 at the unit premises. A total of 25 Muga farmers took part in the programme.
Scientist-D, RSRS, Central Silk Board S A S Rahman gave a lecture on the importance of disinfection and use of improved technology in Muga rearing.
Dr. P Borpuzari, Scientist-D discussed the management of summer crop rearing with this climatic change situation. He also dvised the farmers that in the chawki rearing plot should maintain 20 per cent of the plantation with recommended spacing after the worm is transferred to the main plot.
Abhishek Singh, Scientist-B and in charge of P-3 Unit, Nongpoh elaborated about grainage activity and said that proper care should be taken for disinfection process.
Dr. Vikram Kumar, Scientist-C and in-charge, P-3 Unit, Rompara lectured on good agronomic practices on Muga host plant. He also told the farmers that if a plant is not healthy then good harvest would not happen.
N Marak, Manager, Office of the District Sericulture Office, North Garo Hills focused on the practical aspect of Muga host plant training and pruning. He also discussed surface sterilisation and egg harvesting procedures with farmers.
Officers and staff of the P-3 Unit, Rompara and P-4 Unit, Mendipathar focused on Pebrine detection by the Fujiwara method and scientific worm collection.
Sanre G. Momin, Zonal Officer, Garo Hills and Nollingston Marak, Farm Manager of the West Garo Hills District Sericulture Office also participated in the programme.
A field visit at P-4 Unit in Mendipathar and State Farm in Resubelpara was also conducted for imparting knowledge to the farmers. At the valedictory programme, certificates were distributed to the participating farmers.