TNAU organizes Awareness Campaign for Tribal Farmers

An awareness campaign on “Diagnosis of Nematode problems in Crop plants and their Management” was organized for the tribal farmers of Talamalai, Thalavadi, Satyamangalam forest range, Erode district by the Department of Nematology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore under the All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP-N) on Nematodes in Agriculture, ICAR, New Delhi (under the Tribal Sub Plan Scheme).

The campaign was started with a welcome speech by N. Swarnakumari, Assistant Professor (Nematology) who explained about the financial assistance provided by ICAR under Tribal Sub Plan Scheme. A total of 50 farmers participated in the meeting.

The campaign was organised to create awareness among tribal farmers on damage caused by plant parasitic nematodes.The diagnosis of the disease was also highlighted to them by the organizers. Mariya Francis facilitated in organising the campaign successfully and
Ranger Palanisamy, Talamalai forest range also participated in this programme.