Horticulture and floriculture exhibition to begin today
There will be a demonstration of drip irrigation, bio-digester, modern cultivation technologies
Private nurseries from Bangalore will display seeds and plants
MANGALORE: A three-day horticulture and floriculture exhibition will begin at Kadri Park here on Friday. It is being organised by the Department of Horticulture.
Many floral plants have been cultivated especially for the exhibition. These are the flowers which are rare to this geographical region. Some of the varieties which will be displayed are petunia, salvia, gerbera, anthurium, flax, delia, gladiola, celosia and the like, according to H.N. Hema, Deputy Director of the department.
A huge boat is being prepared out of flowers for the exhibition. This will be made out of rose, anthurium and a few more such varieties, she told presspersons here on Thursday.
There will be a demonstration of drip irrigation, bio-digester, modern cultivation technologies and vermi-compost for farmers. Fruits grown by adopting these technologies will also be displayed.
Authorities of private nurseries from Bangalore will display seeds and plants of different varieties. Special interest is being given to create awareness about organic farming this year.
Different competitions will be organised for the people on the occasion. Flower Rangoli, and fruit and vegetable sculpting competitions will be held on Friday. Flower arrangement competition will be organised on Saturday.
A souvenir book ‘Siri Nandana-2009’ will be released during the occasion, which includes articles and research papers on horticulture and floriculture.
The three-day programme also includes entertainment programmes related to the theme of the exhibition. There will be a Yakshagana performance titled “Savayava Krushi Vijaya” on organic farming by Sarapady Ashok Shetty and team on the inaugural day. A dance drama on Tulu culture will be staged on Saturday by Sharada Mani Shekhar. There will be a magic show by Mangala Circle team on Sunday.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on Friday at 4 p.m. by district in-charge Minister J. Krishna Palemar, and will be open on all the three days from 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an entry fee of Rs. 10 for adults and Rs. 5 for children.