ANDHRA PRADESH

Mega horticulture show from Feb. 25

Staff Reporter

Home gardening also to be a part of it

`Demo Mist chamber' to be a great attraction Seminars organised with experts interacting with ryots

GUNTUR: A mega horticulture show will be organised in at Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram from February 25 to 27 showcasing all the produce of farmers, new initiatives of the Department of Horticulture, implements and accessories.

Display of mushroom culture, drip irrigation, apiculture, landscaping gardening, Bonsai culture, integrated pest management demonstration and post-harvest management would be some of the key attractions of the mega horticulture show. Home gardening would also be a part of it to attract urban and semi-urban and non-farming community to have a look at the practices, said assistant director Balaji Naik.

Display of some spices, fruits, flowers, plants and vegetables are proposed at the more than 50 stalls to be put by the department and companies associated with horticulture activity, he added. `Demo Mist chamber' will be of great attraction at the exhibition, as it is used for plant propagation in the inhospitable climate/terrain.

Kisan Expo-2007

Vegetable carving, flower arrangements, Bonsai plants would be some of the attractions at the three-day interactive festivities, where about 7,000 farmers from all over the district are expected to come. There would be seminars on all the three days with Lam Research Station scientists and Directorate of Research experts answering queries of farmers.

Meanwhile, Vijayawada-based Search Trade Exhibitions proposes to organise an agriculture show `Kisan Expo-2007' at the Agriculture Market Yard (Chilli Yard) in Guntur inviting farmers from all over the district to display their agri products from February 19 to 21.

To be organised for the second time at the same venue in two years, it would also have a national seminar on the sidelines of the exhibition, where tractor manufacturing companies, pesticides, fertilisers, bio-fertiliser producing groups would display their products, the STE said in a release.