One-day Learning Workshop on “Digital Field book” (NBPGR-RS), Akola and Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola 23rd February 2018

Date Posted: 09-03-2018

A one day learning workshop on “Digital Field Book” was organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad in collaboration with ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR-RS), Akola and Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola at Dr. MS Swaminathan e-Class Room, Department of Agricultural Botany. Dr. DV Durge, Professor (Plant Physiology) & In-Charge, Head, Department of Agricultural Botany and Dr. Nilamani Dikshit, Principal Scientist & Officer-In-Charge, ICAR-NBPGR Regional Station Chaired the one day session. Dr. Sunil S. Gomashe, Scientist (Plant Breeding), ICAR-NBPGR, RS, Akola and Dr. MV Kayande, Asst. Prof. (Plant Breeding), Dr. PDKV, Akola Coordinated the event. Dr. Sunil Gomashe gave brief outline of the workshop. Dr. Nilamani Dikshit delivered a welcome address and presented the brief Bio-data of Dr. M Elangovan. One of the organizers Dr. M Elangovan, Principal Scientist (Economic Botany & PGR) delivered the presentation on each and every aspect of the “Field Book” Android Application. He highlighted the use of this application for data recording of Agricultural experiments, exploration tours, social science questionnaires etc. In the afternoon session, the hand on training of Field Book application was given to each and every participant. For illustrations, agricultural experiment layouts were used and data was recorded in Android Phone itself. About 80 participants consisting of faculty members, research fellows and post graduate students of Department of Agricultural Botany attended the workshop. Participants expressed highly encouraging feedback and they requested to organize similar training for other disciplines also. Dr. P.K. Nagre, Associate Dean, Post Graduate Institute, Dr. PDKV, Akola requested to organize same workshop on larger scale in the month of July, 2018. Finally Dr. Sunil S. Gomashe proposed the vote of thanks and also requested the participants to visit ICAR-NBPGR, Regional Station, Akola for any help or query related to germplasm activities.

(Source: Dr. Nilamani Dikshit, ICAR-NBPGR, Regional Station, Akola)