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3 lakh mango nurseries to be raised through grafting

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Awaiting harvest:Collector C.Manoharan looking at the mango nurseries at the State Horticulture Farm at Vallathirakottai village in Pudukottai district.
Awaiting harvest:Collector C.Manoharan looking at the mango nurseries at the State Horticulture Farm at Vallathirakottai village in Pudukottai district.

The State Horticulture Farm at Vallathirakottai village near here has been preparing the mango nurseries under grafting methods to be distributed in three months.

The main nurseries raised here under the National Horticulture Mission programme are Bangalora, Himayuvin, Banganapalli and Alphonso. About 2,500 mother plants are being utilised and about three lakh nurseries would be raised through grafting, according to P.P. Sampathkumar, Assistant Director of Horticulture (planting materials), at the farm .

Explaining the activities at the farm to C.Manoharan, Collector, on Wednesday, Mr. Sampathkumar said that the mango nurseries would be raised through ‘approach graft’ and ‘scion’ techniques. Distribution of nurseries would commence shortly after obtaining orders from the State government, he said.

He explained the method being adopted for raising cashew and jack fruits in the farm.

During an interaction with workers, the Collector listened to their grievances and assured them of constructing a new work shed for them.

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