A batch of students of Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute were imparted training on operating bud chipper for preparing bud chips

A batch of students of Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University benefitted through a practical training on farm-related activities at Ariyalur recently. They were exposed to various methodologies including raising nurseries, drip irrigation, integrated pest management, and production of vermicompost at the sugarcane field in Nagamangalam village.

The students understood the techniques of raising nurseries. They were imparted training on operating bud chipper for preparing bud chips .

They were also exposed to a new technique for raising sugarcane under sustainable sugarcane initiatives (SSI). They were taken to the main field where the seedlings were transplanted under the SSI system with inland drip irrigation. The students were also explained the importance of vermicompost in checking pest attack on sugarcane.

Ramalingam, assistant director, Agriculture, Ariyalur block, said that the new technique increased productivity in sugarcane and helps avoid wastage of sugarcane while raising nurseries.