Indian students on orchid cultivation field visit

On October 15, twenty-six students along with two faculty members from Abbyapuri Collage, Bongaigaon Assam on their 3 days study tour visited ICAR-NRC for Orchids, Pakyong Sikkim.

During the farm visit, Sh. Ajay Bhusal (Sr. Field /Farm Asst.) coordinated the students and explained the diversity of orchids in Sikkim from temperate to tropical region, various techniques of orchid cultivation, preparation of potting media, pollination of orchids, pests management, back-bulb propagation and its commercial, social and medicinal uses and values. He also demonstrated the techniques of “Orchid Based Farming System” in which one can grow two or more vegetable crops along with Orchid cultivation.

He also explained to the students regarding cultivation of various flower crops including orchids, its commercial value and marketing, through a PowerPoint presentation.

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