December 16, 2011 admin


LUDHIANA, DECEMBER 16:-A training camp on “Herbicide Application Techniques in Wheat” was organized by the Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for the farmers at village Tibbar, Gurdaspur. The programme, supported and facilitated by M/s Syngenta India Ltd, involved the participation of about 300 farmers.
            The chief guest Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, PAU, remarked that the university has well-knit system to acquaint the farmers with the innovative scientific techniques and technologies i.e. through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Farm Advisory Service Scheme (FASS) and Kisan Melas. He asked the farmers to utilize the expertise of the scientists from time to time and keep themselves updated about the advancements being made in the field of agriculture. Dr Gill exhorted the farmers to opt for value addition activities. He launched a new PAU recommended herbicide for the control of Phalaris minor with new nozzle.
Dr Surjeet Singh, Senior Extension Specialist, PAU, brushed up the knowledge of the farmers about the spraying techniques and the use of herbicides. He emphasised the use of flood fan and flood-jet nozzles for herbicide application and impressed upon the farmers for the proper spray on wheat crop. Dr Singh gave live demonstrations with various types of booms like multi-boom nozzles and laid stress on the use of herbicides in rotation every year.
Dr Chander Mohan, Senior Extension Specialist, PAU, referring to the wheat diseases including yellow rust, brown rust and karnal bunt, delved upon the management of wheat diseases with recommended fungicide treatments.
The PAU scientist Dr J.S. Kular explained the trainees about integrated pest management on different crops as it leads to reduction in the pesticide load in environment and curtails the cost of production.
Mr. Malwinder Singh Malhi, Manager Seed Care Syngenta, stressing on the safe and judicious use of pesticides, educated the farmers about the seed treatment. Dr Pushpinder Singh Ranote and Mr Ashwin Kumar emphasised on value addition of the farm produce and gave useful tips on complete wheat crop solution.

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