October 13, 2011 admin


LUDHIANA- The Punjab Agricultural University’s research work on grapes and guava, being conducted in the Department of Horticulture and at Regional Research Station, Bathinda, has been appreciated at the national level. Dr P. Murugesa Boopathi, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, presented the Scroll of Appreciation to PAU scientists at XXth Group Workers Meeting on AICRP-Sub Tropical Fruits, held at Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, Theni, Tamil Nadu, from September 29- October 2.
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, PAU Vice-Chancellor, congratulated the horticulturists for the outstanding research work and exhorted them to continue working with zeal and fervour.
Dr P.S. Aulakh, Head, Department of Horticulture, said that the research on grapes and guava is being carried out under All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Subtropical Fruits. He told that Senior Horticulturist Dr M.I.S. Gill is the Officer Incharge of the project whereas Dr N.K. Arora and Dr Navjot, Assistant Horticulturists at Ludhiana and Bathinda, respectively, are the co-team members.
            Dr Aulakh said that in the meeting, Dr H.P. Singh, Deputy Director General, Horticulture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), released the document on grapes “Advances in Production, Processing and Post Harvest Technologies,” published by the varsity Department of Horticulture. Dr P.G. Adsule, Director, National Research Centre on Grapes, Pune, appreciated the document on grapes containing compiled recommendations and advised the scientists, working on grapes, to follow the same pattern.

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