December 1, 2011 admin


LUDHIANA, DECEMBER 1:A “Guava Show-cum-Seminar” was organized by the PAU Department of Horticulture at PAU Fruit Research Station, Bahadurgarh, Patiala. The programme was sponsored by National Horticulture Mission (NHM). Drs S.S. Gosal and M.S. Gill, PAU Directors of Research and Extension Education, said that fruit cultivation of fruits has given a new ray of hope to the farming community. Fruits like kinnow, guava and amla are good source of income. They said that the horticulturists of the university would continue their research to serve the futuristic needs of the horticulture. Dr P.S. Aulakh, Head, Department of Horticulture, said the farmers evinced keen interest in guava varieties like Allahabad Safeda, Hisar Safeda, Safari, Shweta, etc. Various varieties of guava were exhibited during the show, told he.         
Meanwhile, a monthly meet of the members of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Kisan Club, including ladies wing, was organized here today. The event was supported and facilitated by Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. The President of the Club, Mr PPS Pangli dwelling upon the latest farming practices, interacted with the members. He told that the ladies wing of the club were provided useful tips about the management and care of the clothes. Besides giving demonstrations on the preparation of herbal food items, the participants were told about the significance and health benefits of herbal made items.
The Chief Agriculture Officer of Ferozepur, addressing the gathering, highlighted the achievements of the societies of the small farmers. He exhorted the club members to constitute societies like other farmers for knowledge exchange on less expenditure and income enhancement in the field of agriculture.
            The PAU experts, including, Dr RIS Gill, Dr JS Sidhu, Dr Vandana, Dr Surinderjit Kaur and Dr Devinder Kaur educated the farmers about the cultivation of the seasonal flowers and the poplar with thrust on the returns and earnings. The farmers were told that the demand for the seasonal flowers was on the rise. They were also acquainted with the Agricultural Market Intelligence Centre (AMIC) and with the Mahindra Samridhi India Awards. Dr Rupinder Kaur, Coordinator (Ladies Wing), proposed the vote of thanks.

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