For better kinnow production and to check fruit drop, the PAU’s Department of Fruit Science in association with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Faridkot, organized a training camp at Kotkapura, in which large number of fruit growers participated.
Dr Harminder Singh, Head, Department of Fruit Science, who was the chief guest, urged the trainees to focus on improving fruit quality for financial gains. He also presented an overview of the ongoing fruit research at PAU.
Dr P.K. Arora, Director, Regional Station, Abohar, and Dr Anita Arora, fruit science expert, shed light on insect-pest and disease management, respectively, in citrus fruits.
Dr J.S. Brar and Dr Gurteg Singh, fruit science experts, apprised the trainees of production technologies for citrus fruits and underlined the need for adopting these in their fields, respectively. They emphasized on judicious use of fertilizers, water and other inputs. In addition, they stressed on proper weed management in kinnow orchards.
Dr Gurdarshan Singh, on behalf of KVK Faridkot, welcomed the speakers and the farmers and delved on horticultural issues.
A progressive fruit grower S. Gurraj Singh Virk shared his experience with the farmers and played a key role in the organization of the camp. Later, he proposed the vote of thanks. On the occasion, Dr R.K. Singh from KVK Faridkot and officials of State Horticulture Department were also present.