Staff Reporter

PUDUKOTTAI: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Vamban in the district will organise a series of six state-level training programmes for the agricultural extension officers on dry land agricultural technologies.

Around 840 agricultural extension officers from various parts of the state will participate in the macro management mode training programmes, which commences on January 30 at the State Level Agriculture Extension Management Institute (STAMIN) located at Kudumianmalai in the district.

Multi-disciplinary team of experts from the KVKs, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Research Stations, Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering colleges of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University would handle various technical sessions during the course of the programme.

The curriculum for the training would include characteristics of dry land, soil and water conservation, land preparation, dry farming implements, crops and varieties suitable for dry areas, soil and crop management, integrated nutrient management, plant protection measures, integrated farming system models, drought management techniques and rural agro enterprises such as bee keeping, mushroom growing and vermi compost preparation.

The trainees would be exposed to hands on session in the field during the field visit arranged on a particular day at KVK, Vamban, a press release from the KVK, Head, Dr. SP. Ramanathan said.