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MANGO ORCHARDS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AWARENESS PROGRAMME CONDUCTED IN CHITTOR

MANGO ORCHARDS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AWARENESS PROGRAMME CONDUCTED IN CHITTOR

 

An awareness programme was conducted for the farmers of Chittur District of Andhra Pradesh on 12th May, 2017, about mango orchards ecosystem services under the Bioversity International funded project on “Ecosystem services of multivarietal mango orchards in Chittor”. About 50 mango farmers attended the meeting. Dr.A.N.Ganeshamurthy, Principal Scientist and Project Investigator, had welcome Mr.Babu Reddy, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly and  the farmers from 3 different clusters such as Reddiwarapalli, Thalapulapalli and Byatapalli. Dr.Murthy, has explained the various activities to be undertaken in the project and also stressed the importance of soil, water and nutrition management and role of pollinators in mango orchards. Dr.D.Sreenivasamurthy, Principal Scientist (Economics), spoke about the indirect value of ecosystem services of mango orchards. Dr.M.Sankaran, Principal Scientist (Horticulture), emphasized on the conservation of traditional varieties and importance of multivarieties in an orchard. Dr.T.R.Rupa, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) has mentioned about the carbon sequestrization by the plants and its importance in environmental safety.  Dr.T.K.Radha, Scientist (Microbiology), spoke about the microbial diversity and their role in nutrient mobilization to the plants. After the interaction with the farmers, the Arka Microbial Consortium, Mango Special and Mango harvesters were distributed to the farmers and technical know-how was imparted to the farmers about the said products. The meeting came to an end with vote of thanks proposed by Dr.T.R.Rupa.

 

 


Updated on 16.05.2017

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