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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Solan, educates farmers on food, nutrition

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Solan, educates farmers on food, nutrition

Krishi Vigyan Kendra solan. File photo

Tribune News Service

Solan, August 27

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Solan, organised an outreach programme on food and nutrition for farmers, in Mamleeg village, on Thursday evening.

Jitender Kumar Chauhan, in charge, KVK, said 72 farmers were educated on nutritional value of fruit crops that can be grown in the region.

Arti Shukla delivered a lecture on nutritional value of mushrooms, and explained about the production technology for oyster and button mushrooms, while Dr Anurag Sharma talked about the health benefits of honey. The farmers were also educated about judicious use of insecticides and urged to adopt alternative methods of pest control. The crop-related queries of the farmers were also answered by the scientists. Diseased and insect-infested plant samples brought by the farmers were also inspected by the scientists and remedial measures were suggested.

The farmers were told about the latest technologies and urged to adopt them for agriculture and horticulture, under the guidance of university scientists. An exhibition-cum-competition on fruits and vegetables grown by the local farmers was also held. The best entries were given cash prizes.

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