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Posted at: Feb 28, 2019, 10:25 AM; last updated: Feb 28, 2019, 10:25 AM (IST)

Farmers warned against yellow rust

Ludhiana, February 27

The two-day research and extension specialists’ workshop for kharif crops, organised by the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, concluded at the Pal Auditorium here on Wednesday.

The workshop, which consisted of technical sessions on farm machinery, organic farming, protection and processing technologies, integrated insect pest management, saw extension specialists and agricultural officers in large numbers.

On Tuesday, PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr BS Dhillon dwelled on the role of the university in empowerment in agriculture. “We have been entrusted with the responsibility of feeding the nation and we accept the same with pride. ,” said Dr Dhillon.

Dr Sutantar Kumar Airi, Director of Agriculture, Punjab, discussed the target, production and problem of kharif crops in Punjab. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research, PAU, shared the salient findings of research in kharif crops. He also discussed new cultivation techniques and protection technologies and warned wheat farmers to against yellow rust and karnal bunt attack. — TNS


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