PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PAU ORGANIZES SEMINAR ON HORTICULTURAL CROPS
LUDHIANA, FEBRUARY 21:
The Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized a one-day seminar on “Nursery production, management and post harvest handling of horticultural crops” at Mohinder Singh Randhawa Fruit Research Station, Gangian, Hoshiarpur.
The Chief Guest, S. Kulwant Singh Ahloowalia, Member, Board of Management, PAU, stressed upon the farmers to follow expert’s advice for higher profitability in horticultural crops. He also discussed the problems and prospectus of horticultural crops, government policies and marketing aspects.
Dr Jaskaran Singh Mahal, Director of Extension Education, advised the farmers to go for scientific and sustainable crop production for environmental conservation.
Dr Gurkanwal Singh, Ex-Director of Horticulture, Punjab, emphasized on increasing the area under horticultural crops, particularly, fruit crops. He also elaborated the development of schemes of the Department of Horticulture, Punjab.
Dr M.I.S. Gill, Additional Director of Research (Horticulture), discussed the salient features of recently developed varieties, production and protection technologies in the field of horticulture.
Dr Amrik Singh Basra, a renowned agriculturist, talked about the problems in the marketing of horticultural crops and present crisis in agriculture.
Dr Harminder Singh, Head, Department of Fruit Science, highlighted the achievements of the department and welcomed all the guests and the farmers. The team of experts from the University delivered technical lectures on various aspects of horticulture. The seeds of field and vegetable crops and nursery plants were also provided to the farmers. The university departments, State Department of Horticulture and self help groups organized exhibitions on the occasion. Dr Bhupinder Singh Basra proposed a vote of thanks while Dr Manider Singh Bons, Deputy Director (Training), KVK, Bahowal coordinated the programme.