Take new techniques, government programs for farmers: Deputy Chancellor

Tribune News Service

Solan, August 28

Dr. ES Parmar’s Fruit and Forest University Extension Education Directorate has developed a five-day training program for fruit and vegetable development managers on ‘Increasing the Productivity of Fruit Crops’.

Twenty-four officers attended the training, which discussed issues such as valley development, fruit farming, soil and plant nutrition, water collection structures, and disease and pest management in crops.

Deputy Chancellor Parvender Cowus urged the participants to be vigilant and to bring the benefits of university-based fiction technologies and research to the farmers with the latest government plans.

He added that the challenges of introducing new technologies, various options and management techniques should be addressed in order to increase the income of farmers and improve the overall economy.

The Kawshal officials advised the farmers to stay away from multiculturalism and ensure that they accept crop diversity. He said the university has demonstrated more than 42 metric tons of apple production in the past four years. He said it was a time of similar success in the fields

He focused on inspiring rural youth to become entrepreneurs, especially in hi-tech nursery and food processing. Director Extension Education Director, Dewender Gupta, said farmers should receive a package of latest practices for various fruits and vegetables recommended by the university.

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