On December 16, a three day training on “Citrus cultivation practices for agro-climatic condition of Arunachal Pradesh” began at the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University (CHF,CAU) here under East Siang district.
About the training:
A total of 45 farmers from villages like Remi, Mekong, Bilat Mirem and Ledum of the district took part in the training which is implemented under CHF,CAU’s project ‘Arik Abik Lunom -Mobile Based Agro Advisory Services in Arunachal Pradesh’ in collaboration with Digital India Corporation (DIC) ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), GoI.
CHF, CAU dean Dr. B.N.Hazarika and principal investigator & course director Dr. S.K.Pattanayak were also present on the occasion.
About Citrus cultivation:
Citrus plants are grown in a wide range of soils ranging from sandy loam or alluvial soils of north India to clay loam or deep clay loam or lateritic/acidic soils in the Deccan plateau and north-eastern hills. Citrus orchards flourish well in light soils with good drainage properties.