01 September 2021, Punjab: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala under the aegis of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana organized an awareness programme cum workshop on “Safe and Judicious use of pesticides and adoption of good agricultural practices for production of Basmati Rice” in collaboration with Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF) on 01/09/2021. Dr. Paramjit Singh, Director, Regional Research Station, Kapurthala graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He motivated the farmers to adopt good agricultural practices of cultivation of basmati and paddy.
Dr. Satbir Singh, Deputy Director (Trg.) inspired the farmers to participate in different vocational training programmes organized by KVK by time to time for the benefit of farmers and farm women. Dr. Amarjit Singh, Senior Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology discussed the symptoms and control measures of various diseases of Basmati. Dr. K.S. Suri, Principal Entomologist, Department of Entomology, awared the farmers about the nine banned pesticides and their harmful consequences in Basmati.
Dr. Simerjeet Kaur, Principal Agronomist, Directorate of Extension Education delivered lecture on scientific cultivation of Basmati. Dr Rajwinder Singh, Zoologist explained importance of poisonous bait in management of rodents in Basmati. In this programme, more than 200 hundred farmers and extension functionaries form the line departments participated. At the end, Dr.Bindu Marwaha, Associate Professor (Agril.Engg.) extended the vote of thanks.