Horticulture Deptt organizes training for orchardists

LEH, FEB 12: The Horticulture Deptt. Khaltsi organized a training programme on using pesticides and other applications to protect fruit trees in order to ensure rich fruit harvest in Achenathang village the other day. During the training programme the farmers of village were educated regarding the techniques of spraying pesticides and other important applications in their fruit orchards to protect them from the insect mauling and other harmful germs and bacteria. The Agriculture Department Khaltsi also extended their support in this drive. It is pertinent to mention here that lower Indus belt which is famous for producing best apricot (Fating) in Ladakh has been witnessing extensive loss of apricot as well as apple production in the wake of widespread insect attacks on trees for the past few years.