TRAINING COURSE OF EGS PRODUCTION, CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES AND QUALITY CONTROL ON GROUNDNUT, BLACK GRAM AND PIGEON PEA CROPS

Monywa EGS Training

ISSD Myanmar, Component (2) organized one day training course of EGS production, characteristics of different varieties and quality control on groundnut, black gram and pigeon pea crops on 24th August 2019, in Monywa. ISSD Myanmar organized this training with the cooperation of Department of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Research and WHH.

In the training day, a total of 41 participants, 8 participants from Seed Division staff (DOA Sagaing Region), have improved skill in seed production and seed quality control with emphasis on EGS of Groundnut, Black gram and Pigeon pea crops. Moreover, importance of open-pollination and cross-pollination in different seed production, isolation distance and its importance, best time of planting, crop cultivation, plant protection, soil management, weed control, rouging, harvesting, field inspection, post-harvest operation and seed inspection in each participant. Participants could learn the characteristics of specific variety with distinctive features. 

The one day course covered an introduction on seed production and cultivation practices of Groundnut, Black gram, and Pigeon pea followed by detailed lectures and open discussion sessions in EGS quality seed production, field inspection, pests and diseases management, soil management and post-harvest seed operations.

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Daw Maw Maw Naing, Groundnut breeder, Daw Pyae Phyo Thi, Research Assistant-3 and Daw Zin Mar Tun, Black gram breeder from DAR delivered a lecture on quality EGS production, post-harvest operation and seed quality control of each crop. After that, Daw Mar Mar Lwin, Deputy Director from Seed Division, DOA also shared the definition of Early Generating Seed, EGS production and quality control of seed production and mandatory guidelines to produce quality seed production. Then, U Min Oo, Marketing Officer from WHH also contributed with necessary business approaches for seed producer groups during the event.