ESTABLISHMENT OF MICRO-BIOTECH PARKS IN EXPERIMENTAL FARMS

The Centre is setting up Experimental Farms for conducting action research, demonstrations of various green technologies, field experiments and trials. Besides the Central Experimental farms located at Laitmynsaw, there are three other experimental farms at Upper Shillong; Sangsanggre, WGH and Zikzak, SWGH.  These experimental farms also serve as Knowledge Centres (Micro-biotech Parks) in propagating affordable green technologies to the farming communities. The table below depicts the different Green Technologies and activities carried out at various experimental farms;


Sl.
No.

Experimental Farm

Size
(Ha)

Activities

Remarks

1.

Laitmynsaw, Upper Shillong

3.04

  • Composting: Vermi-compost, NADEP, Non-soil Composting Berkely Hot Composting and Vermi-wash
  • Organic Growth Promoters
  • Broad spectrum biopesticide-cum-bioinsecticide
  • Vertical Farming
  • On farm production of Azolla
  • Ex-situ conservation of potential indigenous plants (medicinal, aromatic, wild edible,etc)
  • Action research on propagation of High value crops (Chenopodium quinoa, Artemisia annua, Lemongrass, Citronella, Vetiver, etc)
  • Trials of bio-inoculants on different crops (Potato, Ginger, Mustard, etc)

The green inputs (Composts, OGP, Broad spectrum biopesticide-cum-bioinsecticide, Azolla, etc,
produced in this farms are also being used for experiments and trials in farmer’s field.

2.

Horticulture Farm, Upper Shillong

1.00

  • Action research on propagation of High value crops (Mentha piperita, Artemisia annua, Lemongrass, Citronella, Vetiver, Pelargonium graveolens, etc)

Well suitable for propagation of Mentha in which more than 4,00,000 stolons have been generated.

3.

Sangsanggre, West Garo Hills

1.00

  • Composting: Vermi-compost, NADEP and Non-soil Composting
  • Broad spectrum biopesticide-cum-bioinsecticide
  • Vertical Farming
  • Trials of bio-inoculants on different crops (Maize, tapioca, etc)

The green inputs produced in these farms are also being used for experiments and trials in farmer’s field.

4.

Zikzak, South West Garo Hills

1.00

  • Composting: Vermi-compost, NADEP and Non-soil Composting
  • Vertical Farming
  • Trials of bio-inoculants on different crops (Maize, tapioca, etc)


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