Jammu, September 17: Deputy Director of Agriculture (Trainings)/ Farmers Training Center, Jammu organized one-day Training on Button Mushroom Cultivation for the farmers/mushroom growers of Jammu District today here at Mushroom Demonstration-cum- Training Centre (MDTC), Talab Tillo.
The Training was organized under the directions and guidance of Director Agriculture Jammu P. S. Rathore.
Speaking at the Inaugural Session, Deepak Kumar, Farm Management Specialist, FTC advised the mushroom entrepreneurs, growers, and farmers to learn the various technical aspects of mushroom cultivation. He asked them to make use of every opportunity to get information with regard to different schemes being implemented by the department. Vijay Kumar Bhagat, Mushroom Development Officer, highlighted the importance of mushroom cultivation as a part of diversification in Agriculture and raising farm income.
The technical session for Button mushroom cultivation was conducted by Aman Jyoti Sharma, Subject Matter Specialist and Amit Gupta, AEA, as resource persons.
Practical training on Pile building for the making of compost was the main attraction of the program. The Resource Persons also delivered lectures on round the year cultivation of mushroom, post-harvest technology and value addition of mushroom produce.
Mushroom Development Assistants, Sham Lal Khajuria and Kamal Sharma were also present on the occasion.
The queries raised of the participants regarding mushroom cultivation were satisfactorily answered by the resource persons during interactive sessions.