Experts share views on organic farming

April 20, 2013 0 Comments

TNN Apr 18, 2013,

ALLAHABAD: A national workshop on ‘Organic farming in horticultural crops’ was conducted at the department of horticulture, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SIHATS), on Wednesday. The workshop was inaugurated by the chief guest Prof Arif A Broadway, director research, SIHATS.

The organic expert from Kerala, Bobby Issac, gave detailed information about organic certification, use of biofertilisers like Trichoderma, Trichogama, Rhizobium, BT (bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis) and their advantage in horticultural practices.

He also spoke on consumers getting more health conscious and refraining from products grown by using chemicals and pesticides.

The delegates found the workshop useful. Prof Thomas Abraham, Vijay Bahadur, Devi Singh, S Saravanan, Saket Mishra, Ashutosh Singh etc attended the workshop. Prof Gautam Ghosh, dean, distributed certificates to the participants.