“Utility of the Foldscope in Crop Protection: Assessment-cum-Training Workshop for Farmers” at Haristhala, Karnataka

ICAR–NBAIR conducted a workshop entitled “Utility of the Foldscope in Crop Protection: Assessment-cum-Training Workshop for Farmers” at Haristhala village in Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka on 28 August 2018. The main purpose of this workshop was to introduce the Foldscope to the local farming community and to assess the utility of the gadget in crop protection. Over 35 farmers, who mainly cultivate vegetables, grapes, ragi, maize and ornamentals, were trained on assembling and using the Foldscope. Since the workshop was conducted in a school, an opportunity was given to the curious schoolchildren to learn about the Foldscope. The meet was organised by Dr Prakya Sreerama Kumar, Principal Scientist, and Ms H.N. Roja, Junior Research Fellow. Local newspapers reported about the programme.

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