Ludhiana: A ‘Parthenium Eradication Week’ has been organised by the Punjab Agricultural University’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala at five adopted villages namely Pagwanpura, Goslan, Karkhana, Pawat and Diwala.
In this campaign, farmers and farm women were informed about the adverse effects of congress grass or gajar booti (parthenium), one of the most obnoxious weeds and its management through weedicides and organic agents.
Dr S.C. Sharma, Associate Director (Training), KVK said that parthenium is a poisonous, allergic and aggressive weed that is harmful for human as well as bird’s health.The KVK experts advised the farmers and the farm women to eradicate parthenium from their fields as well as periphery. A literature on parthenium eradication was also distributed among the participants on the occasion
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