Trainings/Extension activities

Scientists actively participating in Mera Gaon Mera Gourav (MGMG), a flagship programme of Government of India
On multiple occasions, scientists act as resource person for farmer-scientist interaction as well as nematode awareness programmes.

The Division organizes Training programmes, Model Training Courses and Workshops from time to time in the field of Nematology.



Farmers’ awareness programme

  1. Organization of Training-Camp at village in and around to demonstrate nematode problems and their management: the training-camp about 70 farmers participated at the village Baas Padamka, Pataudi in collaboration with KVK, Sikohpur-- there diagnosed severe root-knot nematode damages in chili, and other vegetables and those symptoms explained to the farmers and suggested appropriate nematode management practices.
  2. Training-Camp at village Mumtajpur, Pataudi in collaboration with Division of Agricultural extension organized for integrated INM (Integrated Nematode Management) in SRI (System of Rice Intensification) method of rice cultivation. 


Hot-spot of nematode damage in crop identified and their management has been recommended to farmers.

  1. In a random survey of Murthal Sonepat, brinjal crop was found heavily damaged by root-knot nematode, M. incognita, this area considered as a hot-spot for M. incognita.
  2. During kharif season, rice-wheat rotation is commonly followed in Sonipat district of Haryana, the infestation of M. graminicola on rice was noticed. A field trial was conducted at Jhundpur village of Sonipat district in rice against M. graminicola and application of carbofuran @ 1.5 kg a.i./ha and neem seed powder showed maximum reduction in nematode population (up to 32%) and increased yield in comparison to untreated field.
  3. A trial conducted in Muradnagar, U.P. on tuberose against M. incognita; the application of phorate and carbofuran @ 2 and 4 kg a.i./ha on tuberose at farmers’ field resulted in 25-60% reduction of root-knot nematode. The carbofuran proved to be more effective than phorate.
  4. Demonstration on management of M. graminicola in rice at Jhundpur, Sonepat district (Haryana) as well as at Nekpur village, Bulandshahr district (Uttar Pradesh) with the application of carbofuran @ 1 kg a.i./ha at nursery for raising healthy and disease-free seedlings for transplantation.
  5. Management of ‘Molya disease’ of wheat at Najafgarh block, Delhi and Hyattpur, Gurgaon with the application of chemicals and crop rotation.