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Success of Strawberry cultivation in Anjaw district

Success of Strawberry cultivation

Success of Strawberry cultivation

Success of Strawberry cultivation

Success of Strawberry cultivation


ATMA - Anjaw district during the year 2011-12 conducted an Inter-State Exposure Visit for 08 (eight) farmers to Shillong in the neighboring State of  Meghalaya. The visiting farmers were introduced and exposed to extensive commercial cultivation of strawberry being undertaken by farmers under the technical guidance of Department of Horticulture, Govt. of Meghalaya. Umsning is one such progressive village in Meghalaya where most of the farmers are engaged in commercial cultivation of strawberry. The visiting farmers were motivated by this visit and one of the visiting progressive farmer Mr. Soflap Pul of Sung village, Hawai, Walong C.D. Block started development of strawberry suckers for its propagation and its cultivation in his farm.

Strawberry can be cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical areas round the year. Owing to wide climatic and soil adaptation and high returns it has tremendous potential for its successful cultivation in many places through out Arunachal Pradesh. Its cultivation can also be extended to other suitable areas having assured irrigation and transport facilities. 

Strawberry is commercially propagated by runner, generally one plant produces 7-10 runner but under proper management it can go up to 15 runners. It can also be propagated through crowns, and divisions of crowns of older plant are too tedious and so Mr. Soflap Pul choose runners as planting materials for multiplications of strawberry under his farm condition.

One nursery for strawberry sucker multiplication was also establish under ATMA Farm School programme for technology demonstration at Hawai, the suckers developed under the programme were transferred to the main field at Sung village and Sri. Soflap Pul is still continuing these practices. Subsequently encouraged by the success of demonstration on strawberry cultivation under ATMA programme planting material of California variety was introduced in Anjaw. The Californian variety is still in continuous cultivation. All efforts put in under ATMA programme has convinced the local farmers of the area the suitability, scope and potential of strawberry cultivation to be taken up on a commercial venture provided better market linkage for the produce is assured.