LUDHIANA– A 21-day Summer School on “Plant Architectural Engineering and Management of Sub-tropical Fruit Crops” will be organised by the PAU Department of Horticulture in the university premises. The programme would commence on October 12 and culminate on November 1.
Giving contours, Dr P.S. Aulakh, Head, Department of Horticulture, said that for the first time the Summer School training programme is being organised which will see the participation of the scientists from various parts of the country including Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The PAU experts and eminent scientists from State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) would hone the skills of the trainees by equipping them with the concept of modifying tree architecture, harvesting of maximum sun light, and agro- horti techniques to boost the output of the fruit trees, told Dr Aulakh. For practical exposure, field visits will be arranged to progressive/ innovative fruit grower’s orchards and research farms of PAU. He informed that Dr WS Dhillon will be the Course Director whereas Drs Harminder Singh and PPS Gill will be Course Coordinators for the Summer School.