Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: The Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute (AEC and RI), Kumulur of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University organised a five-day national training programme on pre and post harvest management techniques for seed quality assurance recently.

K. Ramamoorthy, special officer (seeds), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, inaugurated programme and released the training manual.

A. Tajudeen, Dean, AEC and RI, emphasised the importance of farm mechanization in seed production.

The main objective of mechanization is to increase the production by timely operation and effective work, he said. T. Jayaraj, Director, Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Aduthurai, delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants.

P. Masilamani, organising secretary, presented training report. K. Kannappan, professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, J. Karamathullah, Professor (Agronomy), K. Annadurai, coorganising secretary, offered felicitations.

Agricultural officers, seed certification and testing officers from different parts of the country participated.