Minister for Horticulture A R Veeri Wednesday had an interaction with Quick Response Team of Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH).
The team comprised Chairman Dr S D Shikhawany, Members Dr R. P. Singh, Dr. K. Kumar, Dr. P. Anand Kumar, Dr. Sharan Angadi, Director, CITH, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed and Member Secretary, Dr. D. B. Singh, an official statement said.
Director CITH, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed gave details of technologies developed at CITH.
While speaking on the occasion, the Minister emphasized on expansion of fruit industry by providing quality planting material, technological intervention and asked them to give priority to high density plants in apple orchards.
He underlined need for laying demonstration plots of high density apple plants at block level by CITH besides disseminating modern cultivation technologies to the farmers and fruit growers of the State, adding that adoption of scientific farm technology can help in quality production with maximum yield.
The Minister also emphasized on nursery registration and plant certification.
Director CITH assured the Minister that the institution shall initiate early steps for demonstration and transfer of technologies to the farmers.