ICAR- Indian Institute of Spices Research Regional Station, Appangala organized “Small Cardamom Field Day” on 16.09.2021 in commemoration of 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. Programme started with ICAR song and Dr. Mohammed Faisal Peeran, Scientist, ICAR-IISR RS welcomed the gathering. Programme was inaugurated by watering cardamom plant. Dr. S. J. Ankegowda, Principal Scientist & Head, ICAR-IISR RS, Appangala gave detailed presentation on advances in production technology of small cardamom. Mr. M. G. Rajender, Director – Plantations, Landscape & Training, EURO NUTRINUTS, Chikkamagalur also spoke on the occasion. Dr. Akshitha H J, Scientist, ICAR-IISR RS proposed vote of thanks.
Participants were taken to the cardamom experimental and multiplication blocks. Explained various ongoing research activities and also demonstrated cardamom planting and harvesting. Exhibition showcasing varieties of cardamom, black pepper and other technologies was also displayed. About 24 farmers from Kodagu, Chikkamagalur, Mysore and Hassan districts participated in the field day.