CII to hold apple seminar at Kotgarh , Kotkhai this week

Shimla : For the first time the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) is organising an apple workshop at Kotgarh and Kotkhai the two prominent apple growing areas of Himachal Pradesh.

“The workshops are scheduled on 6 Sept at Kotgarh and at Kotkhai on 8 Sept.It will comprise a one day conference at these places, including an interactive session for apple farmers, representatives,scientists and horticulture officials,” said Neeta Chauhan, CII’s zonal head at Shimla,Monday.

The sessions will involve a discussion on orchard management, soil health,drip irrigation,rootstock, hill horticulture,post harvest management and cold chain,diversifying fruit growing,floriculture and growing exotic vegetables.

The apple harvest is on since July and is likely to end early this year sometime later this month.

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