Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mangalore, will organise a six-day training programme, “Friends of coconut trees”, for those interested in cultivating coconut. The programme will highlight uses, cultivation techniques and processing of coconuts, types of diseases afflicting the palms and solutions, manufacturing oil and fertiliser, and starting a coconut nursery, among others. The programme is free, including stay and food, and participants will be given Rs. 150 a day as allowance. – Staff Correspondent

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