Srinagar orchardists to visit Himachal horticulture universities
Srinagar, Mar 20 : A group of 19 orchardists of Srinagar district will leave for Himachal Pradesh (HP) on a week-long tour to various universities.
An official spokesperson said yesterday under the progressive Horticulture Mission 2012-13, 19 orchardists of Srinagar district shall be visiting to various Institutes of Agriculture and Horticulture Universities of Himachal Pradesh.
The exposure visit will commence from tomorrow till March 27, he said.
The ten days training programme on Pollination Management in Fruit Crops was organised by Research and Training Centre for Pollination Management at SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar.
Official said training on 'Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms and their Management in Apple Production' under the Horticulture Technology Mission Project for demonstration of fertiliser management was also organised in view of the declining apple production resulting in loss to the apple growing economy of the Valley.
The training programmes were conducted to create awareness among the orchardists to enhance the fruit quality and yield especially regarding the apple production.
The resource persons also imparted training to fruit growers pertaining to managed pollination in apple orchardists.