AGRI VARSITY INKS PACT FOR PAU LEAF COLOUR CHART TECHNOLOGY
Ludhiana, April 20
The Punjab Agricultural University has entered into agreement with M/s Nitrogen Parameters, Chennai (holding IRRF certificate) for the commercialization of the PAU Leaf Colour Chart (wheat and rice). MD Benny Thomas and Director of Research, Dr N.S. Bains signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Dr Varinder Pal Singh, Senior Soil Scientist, who has developed the technology for PAU Leaf Colour Chart informed that it is an efficient tool for optimum use of nitrogen fertilizer. “The effectiveness of the PAU Leaf Colour Chart can be gauged from the farmers adoption of the same in Village Bassian, adopted by the Department of Soil Science, PAU, revealed Dr Singh. “Apart from raising a healthy wheat crop, the PAU Leaf Colour Chart has helped them save 50 to 70 kilograms of urea per acre in wheat”, he further elaborated. Nitrogen Parameters previously has collaboration with IRRI and ICAR.
Till date PAU has signed 130 MoAs and commercialized 35 technologies with different companies. ADR, Dr PPS Pannu, and Dr Ashok Kumar , Dr O.P. Chaudhry, Head Department of Soil Science were also present at the occasion.
PHOTO CAPTION- standing left to right: Dr PPS Pannu, Dr Ashok Kumar,( ADRs) Dr O.P. Chaudhry ( HOD Soil Scince), officials from Nitrogen Parameters, Dr N.S. Bains (DR), Dr Varinder Pal Singh, Dr S.S. Chahal