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Extension Activities of The Centre
IPM Exhibition at PUSA Krishi Vigyan Mela, IARI, New Delhi
The NCIPM participated in PUSA Krishi Vigyan Mela organized by IARI by putting IPM exhibition in the ICAR pavilion from March, 10-12,2015 at PUSA Farm, IARI, New Delhi.Major events such demonstrations of IARI technologies and farmers conference were organized. This exhibition is used as a vehicle for dissemination of technologies by the IARI every year as a long tradition and very popular among the farmers, researchers, extension functionaries, planners and students throughout the country. A large number of farmers, researchers, extension functionaries, planners and students from the different parts of the country visited the IPM stall and showed keen interest in the demonstrated IPM technologies, PMIS, NCIPM publications, live demonstration of IPM components and natural enemies. The IPM technologies on cotton, rice, pulses, oilseeds and vegetables were also provided to the visitors and their suggestions were also recorded for future improvements of the exhibition. The thousands of farmers were made aware about IPM technologies, IPM components and also provided them extension literature on success stories of IPM.
The farmers and extension workers from the several states visited NCIPM. Farmers -Scientists’ interaction sessions organized for sharing the experiences of each others in pest management. Farmers narrated their pest problems and pest management practices adopted, while and scientists also appraised about suitable IPM practices. The lectures on IPM concept and its components were also organized .The visit to Bio-control Labs was arranged and extension literature on IPM given to them. Pest problems, pest management practices and constraints in pest management documented through prior developed questionnaire for extension studies.
The students from across the country were also visited NCIPM. They were introduced NCIPM activities and its role in promotion of IPM using various teaching aids. Bio-control labs and ARIS cell visited by these students and extension literature on IPM also provided to them.
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