December 8, 2011 admin


LUDHIANA, DECEMBER 8:-The Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organized a training camp on “Herbicide Application Techniques” for the farmers at Kokri Kalan village, Moga.  Organised under aegis of M/s Syngenta India Ltd, the camp saw the participation of about 400 farmers.
            Speaking on this occasion, the chief guest Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, PAU, asked the farmers to maintain regular contact with the experts of the university through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in various districts, for the timely management of the diseases. Dr Gill encouraged the farmers to opt for value-added related activities. He launched a new PAU recommended weedicide “Axial” for the control of Phlaris minor.
Dr Surjeet Singh, Professor of Agronomy, PAU, educated the trainees about the spraying techniques. Emphasizing the use of flood fan and flood jet nozzles for herbicide application, Dr Singh gave live demonstrations with multi-boom nozzles.
Dr Chander Mohan, Senior Extension Specialist, PAU, explaining about the wheat diseases including yellow rust, brown rust and karnal bunt, advised the farmers to use right method for herbicide application on wheat in the coming days. He also dwelt upon the causes and control measures of wheat diseases.
The PAU scientist Dr J.S. Kular honed the knowledge of the farmers about integrated pest management on different crops.
Mr. Malwinder Singh Malhi laid stress on the safe and judicious use of pesticides on wheat crop. The Chief Agriculture officer of Moga, Dr Ravi Sabharwal also attended the camp and introduced the trainees to the subsidies on agricultural schemes. An interactive session took place where the queries of the trainees pertaining to the spray nozzles and applications were responded by the PAU experts. Mr K.V. Nagpal, Zonal Manager, Syngenta, proposed the vote of thanks.

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