January 19, 2012 admin


LUDHIANA, JANUARY 19 : A two-day training course on “Scope of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants” will be organized by the Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at Kairon Kisan Ghar on January 24-25. Giving an overview of the programme, Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, PAU, said that the resource persons will dwell upon the cultivation and importance of medicinal, aromatic and spice crops in the present scenario of agriculture, cultivation of mentha and turmeric, weed control of aromatic and spice crops and processing of medicinal, aromatic and turmeric. The experts of Agronomy, Family Resource Management, Chemistry, Business Management, Entomology, Processing and Food Engineering and Biotechnology will deliberate on agri-business model for aromatic and medicinal plants, and the management of diseases and insect pests of medicinal, aromatic and spice crops, told he. Dr Gill said that the thrust will also be laid on the genetic resources and seed chain management of these crops, value addition to herbs and importance of quality analysis in medicinal, aromatic and spice crops. The trainees will also visit herbal garden for practical exposure. He informed that Dr B.S. Gill will be the technical coordinator while Dr J.S. Bhalla and Dr Rupinder Kaur will be the course coordinators of the course. The registration for the course will take place at 9.00 a.m. at the slated venue.


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