Soil testing prerequisite for establishing orchard: DG Hortic
Post by on Sunday, September 19, 2021
Srinagar, Sep 18: Directorate of Horticulture organised a fifteen day collaborative training on “Basic Techniques of Soil Testing” as a part of capacity development initiatives for the employees of the department.
An official spokesperson said that on the valediction ceremony of the programme on Saturday the Director General Horticulture Kashmir distributed certificates among the trainees.
In his introductory remarks the Director General emphasized the challenges in horticulture, particularly the soil health status in the present scenario in Kashmir and also highlighted the department’s role to overcome the challenges, the spokesperson said.
He stressed on the importance of soil testing in the mission of Prime Minister of India for doubling farmers’ income. He opined that soil testing should be a prerequisite before establishing any orchard.
Director General Horticulture later thanked all the participants and ensured more such training will be conducted from time to time.