January 9, 2012 admin


LUDHIANA, JANUARY 9 : The B.Sc Agriculture (Hons.) students of the College of Agriculture (COA), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), visited different villages namely Bhundri, Gorsian Makhan, Gurahur, Bharowal Kalan, Khudi Chak and Kot Mana as a part of their ten-day training course. Dr (Mrs) R.K. Dhaliwal, Head, Department of Extension Education, PAU, said that the exercise was a part of the academic programme wherein the students interacted with the progressive farmers, farm women, Panchayat members and apprised them of the programmes of the university. Educating the farmers about the need-based techniques and technologies designed by the PAU experts, the students shed light on leaf colour chart (LCC), tensiometer, seed treatment, judicious use of pesticides and other agriculture based issues, told she.  An exhibition of PAU publications was put up in all the villages and farmers evinced keen interest in the farm literature. Dr Dhaliwal added that the farmers and farm women were exhorted to adopt scientific agriculture and make active participation in the PAU Kisan Melas which are organized for their benefit. Drs S.K. Saini, R.K. Kalra, J.S. Bhalla, T.S. Riar, Vipan Rampal and Nirmal Jaura were associated with the students-farmers interaction.

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