Budang, Feb 27
A ward level training on Preparation of Herbal Spray and Madhyam composting was held at 8th Mile Budang ward under Budang Malbasey GPU on Feb 26.
The training was organized by Mevedir service provider agency for the famers under Budang Malbasey GPU. More than 25 farmers attended this training program.
D.P. Sharma (HDO), Prasanna Rai (VLW), Dinesh Rai (Panchayat Member) and Nabin Sharma from ATMA along with Mevedir Master Trainer Binita Tamang and Menuka Tamang were also present during the training programme.
In the training session, Binita Tamang (Mevedir Master Trainer) highlighted the importance of on farm production of inputs which would make the farmers self-reliant. Besides rural and vermi compost Ms Tamang emphasized that farmers need to understand the importance of off farm inputs which supplements the fertility requirement of the farm soil. She further demonstrated the process to prepare Herbal spray using locally available resources from the area such as Eupatorium (Banmara), Artimisea (Titeypati), Dhatura (Dhokray), Hatibar (Agave). The method for preparing the Herbal spray was demonstrated with the active participation of the farmers by chopping all the above ingredients and putting them into a container having cow urine for 8-10 days for fermentation so that the medicinal properties of the plants get extracted and become available in the liquid. This herbal spray is very effective in controlling pest like aphids, borers, white fly and is to be used by diluting it in water and spraying in plants at various crop intervals. The assembled farmers were also educated about the dosage of this herbal extract and were asked to make observations on the application results.
In the next session Prasanna Rai (VLW) highlighted about the Madhyam compost. She explained that Madhyam product is a composter which helps to decompose the biomass into good compost within a short period of forty to forty five days. The essential features and important elements of Madhyam composting, its usage and preparation was also explained to the farmers. Thereafter Mr. Nabin Sharma from ATMA briefed about the maize cultivation and announced that the maize seed would be distributed to all the participants at the end of the training program.
The program was concluded with the distribution of maize seeds and Madhyam compost to farmers who attended this training program.