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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 2:15 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 2:15 AM (IST)

Farmers get lessons on cultivation of vegetables

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 14

A three-day training course on ‘Protected Cultivation of Vegetables’ was organised at Indo-Israel technology- based project “Centre of Excellence for Vegetables” at Kartarpur concluded on Friday.

On the third day of training, Parmveer Singh, SDM-II, participated in the course. He said the centre had been gaining importance among farmers day by day. Around 40 farmers from 16 districts participated in the course.

The SDM said till date, 700 farmers were trained by the centre, who were diversifying their farming from traditional method to new technology.

Training on production of disease-free sapling production of vegetables, Polyhouse production of vegetables and post-harvest management is being provided to farmers.

Dr Daljit Singh Gill, Project Officer of the centre, said farmers could earn profit of Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 from one kanal if they adopt new technologies.

He said more than 95 lakh healthy vegetable seedlings were also supplied to farmers and for kitchen gardening, adding that the course was held after the directions given by Director, Horticulture, Punjab, Dr PS Aulakh.

Dr Vippan Pathania, Assistant Director, Horticulture, said experts from PAU Ludhiana; Dr RK Sharda, from Haryana; Dr SK Arora from the Department of Horticulture, Punjab; Dr Tejbir Singh, Dr Vikram Verma, Dr Tripat Kumar, Dr Bhajan Singh Saini and Dr Nikhil Ambish Mehta delivered lectures on different subjects related to vegetable cultivation.


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