Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Poonch working under the auspices of Directorate of Extension, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) today concluded 15 days certificate course on “Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) for Input Dealers”. The programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-J Dr. J.P. Sharma through virtual mode on 07-09-2021, in presence of Director Extension, Dr. S. K. Gupta. While speaking on the occasion, he said that the dealers/retailers are an important link between company and farmers and key change agents in motivating the farmers to use fertilizers in a balanced manner. The main purpose of the course was to educate and inform the dealers regarding the different types of fertilizers and their manufacture, purchase, sale and distribution in accordance with Fertilizer(Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Fifth Amendment Order, 2021 read along with the Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Order, 1985. The training was attended by 30 participants hailing from different areas of Poonch district. During the training, inclusive lectures regarding fertilizers were delivered by eminent scientists from SKUAST-J, SKUAST-K and resource person from department of agriculture and Law Enforcement Department including resource persons from KVK Poonch. Speaking on the concluding day of certificate course, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Poonch, Dr. Ajay Gupta highlighted the role of such training programmes so that the dealers in addition to running their businesses may actually help the farmers to use the particular fertilizers based upon the crop and crop requirement. In his concluding remarks, Director Extension through online mode said that, the general purpose of this course is that no unauthorized person shall be allowed to sell the fertilizers in illegal and inappropriate manner. Dr Muzaffar Mir, Dr, S.S. Jamwal, Dr. Mushtaq Guroo and Sh. Mohd. Qasim played a pivotal role in running the programme successfully that spanned from 07-09-2021 to 23-09-2021. The programme ended with distribution of course certificates among the participants.