Farm Advisory Service Cetnre, Kapurthala Organised Farmers’ Awareness Camp Under Wheat Development Programme Of Punjab Agricultural University 17-01-2019

By Punjab Agricultural University on 18 Jan 2019 | read


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Farm Advisory Service Centre, Kapurthala in collaboration with University scientists organised a Farmers’ awareness camp under “Wheat Development Programme” of Punjab Agricultural University for production of wheat with improved grain quality at village Boolpur, Block Sultanpur Lodhi on dated 17-1-19. During this camp University scientists from wheat section Dr Jayesh Singh Senior Agronomist, Dr Achla Sharma Assistant Plant breeder and FASC scientists Dr Pardeep Kumar District Extension Specialist (Senior Most), Dr Harpreet Singh District Extension Specialist (Plant Pathology) sensitized the farmers about improvement of grain quality of wheat variety Unnat PBW 550. Farmers were given information to improve grain quality by applying two sprays of potassium nitrate @ 4 kg /acre in 200 litres of water at flag leaf stage and anthesis stage or two sprays of 15 gm growth regulator salicylic acid dissolved in 450 ml ethyl alcohol using 200 litres of water at flag leaf stage and milk stage. Further they guided the farmers to use recommended pesticides at right time for the management of insect-pests and diseases. Among the farmers S Baldev Singh, Karnail Singh, Surinder Singh, Sarwan Singh Chandi, Manjit Singh, Bhajan Singh, Piara Singh, Sadhu Singh, Balwinder Singh and Darshan Singh were present.