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close this bookConsultancy report on first extension staff training in horticulture. (1998)
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View the documentExtension staff training one (EST1)
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View the documentIntroduction to horticulture:
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View the documentReview of vegetable production by participants
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View the documentImproved vegetable production practices
View the documentSmall-holder irrigation techniques
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View the documentImplementation of farmer training one FT1
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Review of vegetable production by participants

A review of vegetable production was discussed in groups by participants in their respective camps. The participants brought out any issues on small-holder farmers practices. The camp/block extension officers actively followed the discussions and I was able to make suggestions and give clarifications. Later I presented a brief outline on the current horticultural practices by smallholders summarising the following:- site selection, cultivar choice, nursery management, organic and inorganic fertiliser management, land preparation, irrigation, pest and disease management, post-harvest handling and marketing. The major constraints and gaps were outlined.