ONE DAY ORIENTATION WORKSHOP FOR FARMERS ON FOLDSCOPE AS A TOOL FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SOFT ROT COMPLEX OF GINGER

Ginger rhizome infected with soft rot disease
Infected ginger rhizome tissue
Ginger tissues in the healthy rhizome

Infected ginger plant in the field

One day orientation workshop for farmers on FOLDSCOPE as a tool for identification of soft rot complex of ginger.

Funded by: DBT-FOLDSCOPE, Government of India

Organised by : ICAR-NOFRI, Sikkim

Venue : Yangthang, Martam

East Sikkim

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Wonderful to see this in operation. I would love to see pictures of the ginger root.. also; can you describe how ginger roots are used in assessing plant health..

    Cheers
    Manu

  2. Shweta says:

    Hello sir, we have included the pictures of the sections of healthy as well as the diseased ginger rhizomes to differentiate the morphology of the healthy and diseased tissues. We have also included the symptoms of the diseased ginger plant in the field. The farmers who attended the workshop were able to distinguish between both kind of tissues by seeing them under the Foldscope and realized the extent of damage caused to their crop because of the soft rot disease.
    Regards
    Shweta

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