17 February 2021, Punjab, IN: The meeting of PAU Kisan Committee, and PAU Fruit and Vegetable Growers Committee was held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today under the chairmanship of Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor.
Farmers from across Punjab sought queries regarding improved varieties of sugarcane; new varieties of mint; PR 126 variety of paddy; direct seeding of rice (DSR) technique; plantation of tahli and safeda tress; scope of guava cultivation; protected cultivation; techniques for enhancing shelf-life of vegetables; recommended agro-chemicals for the management of insect-pests and diseases in various crops; weed management in vegetables, oilseeds and pulses; training in vegetable cultivation; training in primary processing and bakery products; crop residue management with the adoption of Happy Seeder/Super Seeder technology; and marketing of Kinnow and strawberry. Experts from PAU responded to all the queries.
Dr Dhillon stressed on reorienting the research programmes keeping in view the farmers’ agrarian issues.
Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director of Research, urged the farmers to keeping giving their feedback from time to time to PAU for devising research programmes.
Dr JS Mahal, Director of Extension Education, welcomed the participating farmers and advised them to remain in contact with PAU experts working on-campus and at Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Farm Advisory Service Centres for technical guidance.
Dr TS Riar, Additional Director Communication, conducted the programme.