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POOPPOLI- 2018 International Fruit and Flori fest and International symposium on Orchids, Strawberry, Minor fruits and flowers

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 4:20pm -- RARS Ambalavayal
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Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal
Date of Reference Document: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Event Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

POOPPOLI” the fascinating fabrication of flowers was started in 2014 and has been going strong as an international annual event to date. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature” was the spirit the programme being organized by Kerala Agricultural University and Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare with the co-operation of other societies in association with other societies, various government organizations took pride to uphold. The programme sensitizes the farmers on the vast commercial potential for Horticulture and Floriculture in the state. The perfect weather, cool breeze, the splashing green grass and mind blowing beautiful flowers are the ingredients for a perfect flower show and RARS, Ambalavayal is richly bestowed with that. Aimed at imparting the latest agriculture techniques by agricultural experts around the globe through seminars and training conducted throughout the programme, the flori fest adds a lot of educational value to the entertainments offered.

The expo, participated by different research organizations, state departments, commodity boards and institution are complemented by an enormous display of flowers extended over ten acres. The rare collections include a two-acre rose garden, two-acre gladiolus garden, a three-acre dahlia garden, gerbera garden, sun garden, moon garden and a vast collection of ornamental birds. The stalls and nursery units from different stations demonstrating display of a vast collection of ornamental plants, fruit trees and planting materials including rare collections. Cultural evenings, food festival and joy rides in the children’s park are the other attractions of the event. The 2016 version of flower show was co-organized by an International Symposium on succulents and other ornamentals under the auspices of ISHS and the 2017 version was accompanied by a National technology week to impart training to farmers on various subjects of commercial Horticulture and hi-tech farming.

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