PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PAU HOLDS TRAINING CAMP FOR HORTICULTURISTS
LUDHIANA, NOVEMBER 14:
For better kinnow production and to check fruit drop in kinnow, the Fruit Science Department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organized a training camp at Citrus Estate, Badal, in association with Horticulture Department of Shri Muktsar Sahib. More than 100 horticulturists attended the camp.
Dr Sukhdev Singh, Horticulture Development Officer, welcomed the fruit scientists and the farmers.
Dr J.S. Brar, Senior Horticulture Scientist, PAU, stressed on improving the fruit quality for better profits. Dwelling on the production technologies for kinnow, Dr Brar urged the farmers to make use of fertilizers and water as per requirement and focus on weed management. He also threw light on new research areas in fruit science at PAU.
Dr P.K. Arora, Director, Regional Station, Abohar, and Dr Jagdish Arora, an expert from Farm Advisory Service Centre, Abohar, educated the trainees about insect-pest and disease management in citrus fruits, respectively.
The Deputy Director of Horticulture Department, Shri Muktsar Sahib, discussed the horticulture issues, priorities and schemes available with the department.
Balwinder Singh Tikka, a versatile farmer of his area and Dr Kuljit Singh, Horticulture Development Officer, proposed the vote of thanks and called upon the PAU to hold more training camps on citrus fruits in future.
Present on the occasion were Dr Nirmaljit Singh, an expert from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dr Chetak Bishnoi from Centre of Excellence, Dr Poonia from Mangeyana and other officers from Horticulture Development.