A total of 381 farmers and 50 farm women from Punjab participated in the monthly training camp of PAU Kisan Club, organized in the University on Thursday.
The Chief Guest, Ashok Kumar, Director of Extension Education, PAU, exhorted the farmers and the farm women to go for University recommended varieties and technologies, farm literature and training courses for enhancement in production as well as income.
T.S. Riar, Coordinator of the club, called upon the farmers to produce pulses, vegetables and fruits for domestic consumption. He advised, “Don’t depend on the retailers and shopkeepers for marketing, rather opt for village marketing for good profit.”
Amarjit Singh, Professor of Plant Pathology, educated the farmers about disease management in paddy.
Vijay Singh, Professor of Entomology, dwelt on insect-pest management in rice and cotton.
S.K. Thind, Incharge, Plant Clinic, urged the farmers to avail the facilities available at PAU for plant diagnosis and soil testing. He also highlighted the role of PAU Plant Clinic in agricultural development.
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