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Posted at: Jun 13, 2018, 1:12 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2018, 1:12 AM (IST)

PAU conducts campaign for judicious use of pesticides

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 12

Experts from the Farm Advisory Service Centre (FASC) of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a campaign on seed and nursery treatment in Basmati rice in two adopted villages — Jallewal and Vein Puin — of Tarn Taran district.

More than 40 farmers participated in the project themed ‘Strengthening of Agricultural Development Activities in Punjab’. Dr Parminder Kaur, DES (SM), in-charge, Farm Advisory Service Centre (FASC), stressed the need for adopting the new technologies invented by the PAU.

Farmers were apprised about how to do the seed treatment of Basmati rice with Bavistin (20 gm) and Streptocycline (1 gm) for 8-kg seed and root dip treatment with Bavistin (2 gm per litre of water) to avoid seed-borne diseases like foot rot, which can cause a huge loss. Nearly 20 farmers of each village were distributed Bavistin and Streptocycline.

Dr Shaminder Singh, DES, Soil Science, motivated the farmers to follow the recommendations issued by the university from time to time as these exercises would be beneficial for the farming fraternity, which would not only ensure the increased yield but also maintain the soil health.

He encouraged farmers to incorporate crop residue in the soil and explained how these would enhance soil health and crop production.

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