|27 August 2021, Punjab: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Fatehgarh sahib organized a vocational training programme on winter mushroom cultivation to inspire the rural youth about the cultivation of button mushroom as a side business.
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The main purpose of this event was to solve the technical problem of already trained mushroom growers of KVK, Fatehgarh sahib as well as providing training to new trainees that are showing keen interest in mushroom cultivation. Dr. Jasvinder Singh, Associate Director (Trg) KVK, Fatehgarh Sahib extended warm welcome to the participants and gave an overview of year round mushroom cultivation and its importance in employment generation. He also stressed upon the involvement of farm women along with farmers to come forward and take the benefit of KVK, Fatehgarh Sahib regarding various types of mushroom cultivation. Dr. Arvind Preet Kaur Asstt. Prof. (Horticulture) gave a detailed theoretical as well as practical training on cultivation of button mushroom. She highlighted the importance of farmer’s group and farmer’s club in cultivation of mushroom. She further emphasized on use of spent compost in organic vegetable cultivation.