Agriculture is a vertebra of our Indian economy. ICT tools stands for Information and Communication Technology in agriculture. ICT plays an important role in agriculture. ICT is one which is major tool to give information daily to the farmers based on their requirements. This revolution in Information technology has given entrance to the details easily and cost - efficient.
The B.sc.,(Hons.) Agriculture Final year students of Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai attending the Rural Agricultural Work experience (RAWE) Programme at Walajabad Block. The students have been to several locations to learn from farmers about field and cultivation techniques. The students have participated in conducting demonstrations, organizing rallies, camps, meetings, etc. as a part of this program. The students from the Walajabad block performed a veterinary camp, which is detailed in this article.
Cucurbitaceae family is a large and oldest group of vegetable crops including 118 genera and 825 species. India is one of the largest producer of vegetables worldwide. It contains rich amounts of carbohydrates, protein and (90%) water. There are a number of factors which hampers its production among which plant diseases are a major concern. Cucurbits are attacked by a large number of plant pathogens among which Fusarium wilt is the most destructive one. It is responsible for causing heavy economic losses to the crop around the world. The fungus is soil borne in nature. Soil borne diseases are economically very important as these are responsible for significant decline in fruit yield. The pathogen is host specific and infects only its particular host therefore each species has a specific formae speciales. Due to stress of fruit load, the disease shows high severity later in the season.