Mushroom Field Day Celebration at ICAR, Umiam on 28.03.18


Mushroom field day with the theme “Mushroom cultivation for doubling Farmers’ Income” was celebrated at Plant Pathology Farm, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region (under AICRP on Mushroom) on 28.03.18. Programme was attended by around 80 Farmers from different villages. Dr. Pankaj Baiswar (Nodal Officer & PI, AICRP on Mushroom) informed the gathering about the potential of mushroom cultivation in this region. He also emphasized on the technology for round the year cultivation of oyster mushroom (technology developed by ICAR, Umaim for round the year cultivation of Oyster mushroom using different oyster mushroom species and strains in different months) and its potential role in doubling farmers income using low cost mushroom house. Programme included visit to low cost mushroom houses in Plant Pathology, demonstration on oyster mushroom cultivation & hands-on and also discussion on scope of mushroom cultivation. He thanked all the fellow coordinators and HOD Plant Protection for all the help an support. He also expressed his gratitude to the Director Dr. N. Prakash for extending all the support and help. Technical bulletin (in Khasi language- “Ka jingrep tit bad ka rukom pynmih symbai tit”) related to Mushroom cultivation and spawn production was also distributed along with Knapsack sprayers, polythene and spawn to the farmers. Programme was coordinated by Dr. Pankaj Baiswar, Dr. P.K. Sinha, Dr. H. Rymbai, Dr. G.T. Behere, Dr. D.M. Firake and Dr. C. Aochen.


Input distribution to Farmers


Demonstration and hands on -Oyster mushroom cultivation
Mushroom field day (Plant Pathology Farm) under AICRP on Mushroom