Solan, August 29
A meeting of Christian Science Advisory Committee (SAC) led by Dr. YS Parmar University of Vegetation and Forestry Development, Nauni, was chaired by Deputy Chancellor Dr. Parvender Cowshal yesterday.
Speaking at an online meeting, Dr. Kawshal said more professional and training programs should be included to realize the true potential of the “Desire District” label. “In the district where avocados and other life-giving crops grow, the best crops have not yet been harvested,” he said.
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On Apple’s low productivity and quality in the district, scientists advised VCC to teach new farming techniques, such as high-density farms, on colonies.
Earlier, KVK Coordinator Dr. Rajeyev Raina shared a history of success in improving beekeeping services in apples in beehives. Attempts have been made to promote Asosida and bamboo fodder as fodder, he said.
Dr. Kuldep Diman, Deputy Director of Agriculture, emphasized the collaborative programs, and Dr. Rajeyev Chandra, Deputy Director of Horticulture, sought the support of human resources scientists.
Representatives of the Agricultural Commodity Trading Committee and progressive farmers’ lack of knowledge about plant protection has reduced the quality of apples in the district, which is a major concern.
Scientists have focused on the development of carnation, lily, and aromatic plants and the effective dissemination of information. Extension Education Director, Dr. Divender Gupta, said farmers should learn from the recommended spraying program to ensure high production and quality. – TNS