8 September 2015, Thimphu: A day long field day on “Improved Horticultural Technologies” was organized by the Horticulture Division, DoA in collaboration with Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector of Thimphu Dzongkhag with an objective to showcase the improved horticultural technologies available at the Integrated Agriculture Technology Farm (AITF) located at Wangsisina. The field day was attended by horticulture researchers from RNRRDC Bajo and Yusipang, Dzongkhag Agriculture staff and farmers of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag.
The participants witnessed climate smart low-cost technologies available at the AITF. The technologies displayed were tomato-brinjal grafting, water harvesting technology, micro irrigation system, low-cost poly house construction, proper farm lay out and production methods of other horticultural crops. The tomato grafting technology although being done on commercial scale in other countries is first of its kind being practiced in Bhutan. The technology can minimize problems caused by flooding and soil born diseases and enhances productivity by many folds. The researchers, field staff and farmers interacted and discussed on how to replicate the technologies in their respective region and Dzongkhags.
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