Karunya University will soon establish an agriculture research station with support from Israel.
According to a release from the institution, the model agriculture research station will look at problems in semi-arid zones in India and it would seek the assistance of Professor Avri Bar Zur, the former Agricultural Attache, the Embassy of Israel, India.
Dr. Zur spoke on the importance of precision farming for food crops and its impact on the livelihood of farmers.
He also spoke about poly-houses and sensors for enhancing the yield and productivity of crops. He then shared his experience in establishing the Center of Excellence in Agriculture in Karnal, Haryana.
List of crops
The University and he finalized the list of crops to be taken up for research in the station and identified the technology to be used.M. J. Xavier, Vice Chancellor, was present at the meeting held to discuss the establishment of research station. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University experts were also present at the meeting.