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1 Dr. YSRHU e-newsletter Fortnightly e-newsletter of Dr.Y.S.R.Horticultural University Volume-III, Issue 17 Dr.YSRHU e-newsletter 1st 15th September, 2017 Fortnight Focus Inauguration of new Horticultural Research Station, T.Venkupalem, Anakapalle mandal, Visakhapatnam district Events Education Research Extension General Events New Research Station A new Horticultural Research Station under Dr. YSRHU at T.Venkupalem village in Anakapalle mandal Visakhapatnam district was inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister Sri N.Chandrababu Naidu on The inauguration function was also graced by Sri. N. Chinarajappa, Hon ble Deputy Chief Minister, Home, Disaster Management, Sri. Ch. Ayyannapaatrudu, Hon ble Minister for Roads & Buildings, Sri. G. Srinivasa Rao, Hon ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Sri. Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, Hon ble Minister for Water Resource Management, Sri. Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, Hon ble MP, Anakapalle, Sri. Kambhampati Haribabu, Hon ble MP, Visakhapatnam, Sri. Peelaa Govinda Satyanarayana, MLA, Sri. Panchakarla Ramesh Babu, MLA, Sri. Kidari Sarveswara Rao, MLA, Sri. MVVS Murthy, MLC, Sri.Pappula Chalapathi Rao, MLC and Sri Chiranjiv Choudhary, Vice-Chancellor along with Hon ble Board members, University officers, Zonal Research Head (Coastal Zone-I) and scientists. An exhibition with latest technologies and live specimens was arranged on this occasion. Inauguration Office cum Laboratory building, Farmers Training Hall and Farmers Hostel was inaugurated by Sri Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture and Agri-Processing on at Citrus Research Station, Tirupati. The dignitaries viz., Sri Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, MLA, Chandragiri, Smt. Sugunamma, MLA, Tirupati, Sri

2 K.Ramakrishna, MLA, Venkatagiri, Sri Narashima Yadav, TUDA Chairman and Sri Chiranjiv Choudhary, Vice-Chancellor along with University officers, Zonal Research Head (Rayalaseema Zone), Associate Dean of CoH, Anantharajupeta and scientists of Dr.YSRHU graced the occasion. On this occasion, Hon ble Minister for Agriculture interacted with RAWEP students allotted to CRS, Tirupati and visited insect proof net house with sweet orange mother plants for the production of disease free planting material. New India Manthan-Sankalp Se Siddhi KVK, Periyavaram has conducted New India Manthan - Sankalp Se Siddhi programme on Sri Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture and Agri-Processing was chief guest for the function which was presided over by Sri K.Ramakrishna, MLA, Venkatagiri. Sri Chiranjiv Choudhary, Vice-Chancellor along with Hon ble Board members, University officers, scientists, departmental officers and farmers have participated and took oath on New India Manthan: Sankalp Se Siddhi for doubling farmer s income by In this programme a bulletin entitled Sankalpam tho Saakaram was released by Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture, Sri Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy. About 800 farmers attended the programme. NEW India: Sankalp to Sidhhi As per the instructions of the MHRD, New Delhi all students and lecturers of Dr.YSRHU participated in Young India, New India A Resurgent Nation : from Sankalp to Sidhhi on the occasion of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's Centenary Celebrations and 125 th anniversary of Swami Vivekananada speech at Chicago at their respective colleges on Staff and students witnessed the highly inspiring Hon ble Prime Minister s speech on spiritual as well as socio-economic needs, so as to enhance the quality of their lives. CoH, Venkataramannagudem CoH, Parvathipuram CoH, Anantharajupeta SKPP Horticultural Polytechnic Education Exposure Visits PG (Botany) students of Yogi Vemana University, YSR Kadapa under the leadership of Dr. S. Raja Gopal Reddy visited College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta on Dr. K. Arunodayam, Asst. Professor (Pl. Path), CoH, Anantharajupeta explained in detail about various disease symptoms at field level and other pathological aspects at Plant Pathology laboratory. 2

3 Teacher s Day Celebrations Birth Anniversary of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was celebrated as Teachers day on at all the constituent colleges of Dr.Y.S.R.Horticultural University. Students and Staff participated in the celebrations. College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta SKPP Horticulture Polytechnic, Rampachodavaram Experiential Learning Programme ELP on commercial horticulture has been initiated at Centre of Excellence for Protected Cultivation, Venkataramannagudem and the students are producing watermelon seedlings as quality planting material for the farmers based on the requirement under the supervision of ELP Co-ordinator, Dr. Vinay Kumar Reddy, Asst. Prof (Hort.). ELP students on Bee keeping are actively involved in the production and harvesting of honey at College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem under the supervision of ELP Co-ordinator, Dr. N. Emmanuel, Asst. Prof (Ento.). Training Programmes Extension Sri P. Raja Sekhar, Scientist (SS&AC), KVK, Pandirimamidi has attended as resource person to an off-campus training programme on Pest and Disease Management in Paddy and Cotton organized by ATMA at Vankarai village of Rajavommangi mandal on Commonly occurring various pest and diseases and their management practices to be followed in paddy and cotton were discussed with farmers followed by a visit to cotton field which was at boll formation stage and observed severe infestation of Sphingid recommended to remove weeds followed by spraying of 1.6 ml/ l or 2.5 ml/l of water. On , Dr.P.Manjari, Scientist (Veterinary Science), KVK, Pandirimamidi conducted training on Fodder Production Technology in Devaram village of Devipatnam mandal in which the farmers were acquainted with different types of fodder crops and importance of silage making and Azolla production. Dr.A.Srinivas, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK, Pandirimamidi addressed the farmers and highlighted the importance of feed for sustainable milk production. On this occasion, cuttings of Super Napier fodder variety were given to the beneficiaries for cultivation. 3

4 On , Sri G.Sandeep Naik, Scientist (Pl. Path.), KVK, Vonipenta attended Polam Pilusthondi programme at Adireddipalli village of Mydukur mandal organized by Department of Agriculture and addressed the farmers on Turmeric and Tomato cultivation practices. Sri. D.Tagore Naik, JDA, Kadapa dist attended as chief guest and addressed the farmers on importance of organic farming, ZBNF followed by visit to turmeric fields cultivated under organic farming. On , Sri. G.Shali Raju, Scientist (Ento.), KVK, Venkataramannagudem attended a training programme as resource person to Multi purpose extension officers (MPEOs) at O/o. Assistant Director of Agriculture (ADA), Tadepalligudem and explained about Pest & disease management practices in paddy. Dr. B. Srinivasulu, Senior Scientist & Head, HRS, Anantapuramu educated the farmers on Vegetable production technologies at RHTI, Anantapuramu on as a resource person. Vocational Training Programme On , vocational training on Vermicompost Production conducted for RHWEP students by Sri P. Raja Sekhar, Scientist (SS & AC) and N.Srividya Rani, Scientist (Extn.), KVK, Pandirimamidi at Gokavaram mandal. Scientists explained about vermicomposting techniques, its uses, precautions to be taken while production and its importance as organic manure in agriculture and horticulture crops etc. In this programme Sri D. Srinivas, Panchayat Secretary, Gokavaram mandal explained about the solid waste processing centre, its detailed working procedure and how they are collecting kitchen waste from houses and farmers and being used for vermicompost production. A three day vocational training programme on Fish processing and value addition was organized at KVK, Venkataramannagudem from to Dr. A.Devivaraprasad Reddy, Scientist (Fishery Science), Dr. K. Venkata Subbiah, Scientist, (Hort.), Sri. G. ShaliRaju, Scientist (Ento.), Dr. T. VijayaNirmala, Scientist (Vet. Sci.), KVK, Venkataramannagudem and Mrs. Vasantha Lakshmi, Lecturer, Govt. Degree College were the resource persons for the training program. The participants were exposed to the quality evaluation and processing of fish and shrimps. They also prepared the value added products like fish cutlet, fish balls, fish pickle, prawn pickle etc. Dr. R.V.S.K. Reddy, Director of Extension has interacted with the participants about the product preparation and took the feedback from the participants during the valedictory session. Site Selection On , Dr.A.Srinivas, Sr.Scientist & Head and Dr.P.Manjari, Scientist (Veterinary Science), KVK, Pandirimamidi surveyed Bhupatipalem reservoir and finalized the site for launching of cages for Fish Culture under ICAR-TSP project. 4

5 Diagnostic Visits Dr.G.Ramanandam, Principal Scientist (Hort.) and Dr.N.B.V.Chalapathi Rao, Senior Scientist (Ento.), HRS, Ambajipeta carried out diagnostic field visit to coconut and cocoa in West Godavari district and noticed the incidence of bagworm, chaffer beetle on cocoa and iron deficiency and suggested remedies to farmers on Dr. B. Srinivasulu, Senior Scientist & Head, HRS, Anantapuramu diagnosed banana orchard infected with Erwinia rot at Venkatapuram village, Bukkarayasamudram mandal on and suggested the remedial measures. Dr. B. Srinivasulu, Senior Scientist & Head and Dr. P. Deepthi, Scientist (Plant Pathology) HRS, Anantapuramu diagnosed mango orchard suffered with moisture stress at Open Agricultural Jail Farm, Bukkarayasamudram mandal, Anantapuramu on and suggested the package of practices to be followed. On , Smt. Padmaja, Project Director, ATMA, Smt. Suneetha, Deputy Project Director, ATMA along with Sri P. Raja Sekhar, Scientist (SS&AC) and Miss Sri Vidya Rani.N, Scientist (Extn.), KVK, Pandirimamidi visited paddy variety MTU-1153 (Chandra) and MTU1156 (Tarangini), french bean variety Arka Arjun and IPDM in Chilli demonstrations sponsored by ATMA in Indukurpeta, Devaram and Bandapalli villages of Rampachodavaram division. On , Sri P. Raja Sekhar, Scientist (SS&AC), KVK, Pandirimamidi visited CFLD on Redgram var. LRG-52 at D.N.Palem village of Devipatnam mandal for follow up and observed the crop which was at vegetative stage (40-45 DAS) and suggested to do clipping of terminal shoot tips followed by prophylactic sprays with neem 5 ml/l of water at flower initiation stage. On and , Sri G.Sandeep Naik, Scientist (Pl. Path.), KVK, Vonipenta visited turmeric (Var. Mydukur local) fields for diagnosis of pest and disease incidence at Kothapalli and Adireddypalli villages of Mydukur mandal respectively and observed the turmeric leaf spot infection, iron and zinc deficiency. Recommended spraying of g/l or thiophanate g/l at 15 days interval 3 to 4 times against turmeric leaf spot, ferrous g/l and zinc g/l two times in 15 days interval to rectify iron and zinc deficiency. Dr. V. Sivakumar, Scientist (Hort.) & Head, HRS, Chintapalli explained the cultivation of turmeric and ginger in raised bed method by following good management practices to the farmers of Gramabhyudaya farming community, Madugula mandal, Visakhapatnam dist. Volume-III, Issue 17 Dr.YSRHU e-newsletter 5 1st 15th September, 2017

6 On , Sri G.Sandeep Naik, Scientist (Pl. Path.), KVK, Vonipenta visited onion and banana fields for diagnosis of pest and disease incidence at Musalnayanapalli village of Mydukur mandal and observed leaf spot incidence in onion and bacterial soft rot disease in banana. Recommended application of or g/l against onion leaf spot. Removal and destruction of infected plants followed by application of bleaching g/l or 50g/l against bacterial soft rot disease in banana. On , G.Shali Raju, Scientist (Ento.), KVK, Venkataramannagudem conducted diagnostic field visit to vegetable fields viz. ridge gourd, IVY gourd, bitter gourd, bhendi, brinjal and cucumber in Raavigudem, Mettugudem, Kaapavaram, Koyyarajamundry and Marlagudem and demonstrated the release of parasitods viz. T.chilonis & Bracon sps and also explained about the importance of parasitoids in suppression of pests under ICAR TSP project entitled Introduction of Improved vegetable cultivation in tribal areas. On , G.Shali Raju, Scientist (Ento.), KVK, Venkataramannagudem visited OFT fields on Assessment of Nutritional enriched paddy variety DRR dhan 45 in tribal areas and observed infestation of leaf folder & sheath blight and released per acre for the control of leaf folder and suggested to spray 2 ml or propiconozole 1 ml or 2 ml per lit of water two times at 15 days interval for the control of sheath blight. On , G.Shali Raju, Scientist (Ento.), KVK, Venkataramannagudem visited black gram and green gram fields under Cluster Frontline Demonstrations (CFLDs) on pulses in Veerannagudem and Tirumalapuram villages and observed incidence of spodoptera litura, White fly and thrips damage and suggested to spray for spodoptera, installation of yellow and blue sticky per acre and spraying of g/l for sucking pest complex. Tribal Sub Plan On , Dr.A.Srinivas, Sr.Scientist & Head and Dr. P.Manjari, Scientist (Veterinary Science), KVK, Pandirimamidi distributed 300 number of Aseel poultry birds to 30 Tribal farmers of Kunduluru, Kokkiragudem and Yerrakondapaka villages of Chintur mandal under Tribal Sub-plan. Sri Chinnababu, Project Officer, ITDA-Chintur attended the programme and advised the farmers to effectively use the birds as source of livelihood. The programme was conducted in collaboration with Sitara and RED NGO. On and , 400 number of Aseel poultry birds were distributed to tribal farmers of Bandapalli and Tamarapalli villages of Rampachodavaram mandal and Devaram village of Devipatnam mandal. 6

7 Murrel fish fingerlings were distributed to the farmers having small tanks/ponds on by Dr. A.Devivaraprasad Reddy, Scientist (Fishery Science), KVK, Venkataramannagudem. The murrel fish fingerlings are stocked along with composite fish culture to obtain additional income to the farmers as the murrels fetch high price along with high nutritional quality. Workshops and Trainings General Dr.D.Srihari, Dean of P.G Studies attended National Conference on Technological Chanllenges in social, environmental and Agricultural Reforms (TECHSEAR-2017) on 9 th -10 th September, 2017 at IIRR, Hyderabad and chaired the session on Protected Cultivation-Scope on Dr.G.Ramanandam, Principal Scientist (Hort.), Dr.N.B.V.Chalapathi Rao, Sr.Scientist (Ento.) and Smt. E. Padma, Scientist (Hort.), HRS, Ambajipeta participated and delivered lectures on Protection and production technologies along with display of specimen exhibits in the stall on coconut on World Coconut Day 2 nd September, 2017 organized by Coconut Development Board, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Dr.G.Ramanandam, Principal Scientist (Hort.), Dr.N.B.V.Chalapathi Rao, Senior Scientist (Ento.) and Smt. E. Padma, Scientist (Hort.), HRS, Ambajipeta attended work shop on Neera and its value added products at K.Hotel, Vijayawada being organized by Department of Horticulture, Govt. of A.P. and Coconut Development Board on Dr. V. Sivakumar, Scientist (Hort.) & Head, HRS, Chintapalli attended International symposium on Horticulture: Priorities and Emerging Trends held at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru from to and has given oral presentation on Heterosis for yield attributing traits in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.). Sri P. Raja Sekhar, Scientist (SS&AC), KVK, Pandirimamidi has attended Initiation Programme for Project Work in Natural Farming organized by Dept. of Agriculture at ITDA, Rampachodavaram on Details of project work in natural farming were discussed with chief guest Sri Dinesh Kumar, Project Officer, ITDA- Rampachodavaram. In this programme, Dr. MutyalaRao, Vice- Chancellor, Aadhikavi Nannayya University, Rajahmundry, Dr. D. Srinivas Reddy, ADA, Rampachodavaram and students from Aadhikavi Nannayya University have participated. Dr. V. Sivakumar, Scientist (Hort.) & Head, HRS, Chinatapalli attended a farmer training programme on Effect of Climate change on Agriculture as resource person held at RARS, Chintapalli on organized by Regional Agricultural Research Station, Chintapalli and delivered a lecture on Good Management practices in horticultural crops. Dr.E.Karunasree, Sr.Scientist & Head, KVK, Venkataramannagudem attended three days training programme on "Extension Strategies for Promotion of climate smart livelihood opportunities at MANAGE, Hyderabad from 12 th to 14 th September,

8 Visits Dr. K. Uma Jyothi, Associate Dean along with Associate Dean s representatives Dr. R.V.Sujatha, Asst. Prof (Ag. Econ.) and Dr. Zehra Salma, Asst. Prof (Hort.) visited RAWEP villages allotted to HRS, Ambajipeta and HRS, Kovvur, interacted with the students and their host farmers and reviewed the performance of the students on Dr. V. Damodhar Naidu, Hon ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr. N.V. Naidu, Director of Research, Dr. K. Raja Reddy, Director of Extension, ANGRAU visited pomegranate varietal trial at HRS, Anantapuramu on and Dr. B. Srinivasulu, Senior Scientist & Head, HRS, Anantapuramu explained the characters of red tamarind variety. Dr. J. Dilip Babu, Director of Research visited Horticultural Research Station, Chintapalli on and reviewed Centre of Excellence for Orchids, performance of different varieties of orchids and also reviewed technical programme for the year under plan and non-plan. On , farmers from Narsipatnam division of Visakhapatnam district visited KVK, Venkataramannagudem and scientists of KVK explained about different activities and shown the demonstration plots and also visited Center of Excellence for Protected Cultivation in the campus. Publications Ramanandam. G, Ravindra Kumar. K, Padma. E, Kalpana. M and Maheswarappa. H.P Potential coconut (Cocos nucifera) hybrids for yield and quality for coastal region of Andhra Pradesh (India). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 87 (8) : Raja Naik, M., Ajith Kumar, K. and Santhoshkumar, A.V Growth and flowering response of Dendrobium cv. Earsakul in different microclimatic conditions. Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 8(3): Appani Laxman Kumar, C. Madhumathi, Syed Sadarunissa and Venkata Satish Kuchi. Standardization of Protocol for Best Blending Ratio of Papaya cv. Red Lady And Guava Cv. Allahabad Safeda Fruit Pulp for Preparation of Fruit Bar. TECHSEAR Ch. Sai Ratna Sharavani, R. Naga Raju, B. Tanuja Priya, and Swarajya Lakshmi Kode. Floral Bud Cuttings in Chrysanthemum Boon to the Nurseries. TECHSEAR Ruth. C, Subramanyam. K and Gopal. K, Evaluation of proquinazid 20% EC on powdery mildew of chilli caused by Leveillula taurica. International journal of biological research and development. Vol. 7(3). Volume-III, Issue 17 Dr.YSRHU e-newsletter 8 1st 15th September, 2017

9 Ruth. C, Screening and evaluation of onion varieties against fungal diseases in onion (Allium cepa). International journal of applied and natural science. Vol. 6(5). Awards Dr. B. Srinivasulu, Sr.Scientist & Head, HRS, Ananthapuramu received Distinguished Scientist Award by the Science & Tech Society for Integrated Rural Improvement (S&T SIRI) on the occasion of National Conference on Doubling Farmers Income for Sustainable and Harmonious Agriculture DISHA-2017, 9 th -10 th September, 2017 at S.V. University, Tirupati. Ms. Asma Siddiqua, AHM/14-01, CoH, Anantharajupeta, got Best oral presentation award for Flower quality parameters and vase life studies of standard chrysanthemum cultivars (Dendranthema grandiflorum) in polyhouse conditions presented at TECHSEAR- 2017, IIRR, Hyderabad on 9 th -10 th Sept, Ms. Ch. Sai Ratna Sharavani, AHD/16-01, CoH, Anantharajupeta got Best poster presentation award for the paper on Floral bud cuttings in chrysanthemum- Boon to the nurseries at TECHSEAR-2017, IIRR, Hyderabad on 9 th -10 th Sept, Ms.Ch. Sai Ratna Sharavani, AHD/16-01, CoH, Anantharajupeta got Best poster presentation award for Influence of Nutrient deficiencies on growth and leaf tissue nutrient content in Gerbera var Savannah through Solution culture at International Symposium on Horticulture: Priorities and emerging trends, Bengaluru on 5 th -8 th, Sept, Mr. Appani Laxman Kumar, PG student of CoH, Anantharajupeta got Best poster presentation award for Standardization of Protocol for Best Blending Ratio of Papaya Cv. Red Lady and Guava Cv. Allahabad Safeda Fruit Pulp for preparation of Fruit Bar at TECHSEAR-2017, IIRR, Hyderabad, on 9 th -10 th Sept, Visit our website at Published by: Sri. Chiranjiv Choudhary, Vice-Chancellor Compiled & Edited by : Dr.R.V.S.K.Reddy, Director of Extension Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University Administrative Office: Post Box No.7, Venkataramannagudem , W.G. Dist., A.P. 9