10-Day Advance Training Course Concludes At PAU
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, December 11, 2015: “To fulfill the requirement of the burgeoning population, genetic improvement of vegetable crops is need of the hour,” said the chief guest, Dr J.S. Dhiman, Additional Director of Research...
Ludhiana, December 11, 2015: “To fulfill the requirement of the burgeoning population, genetic improvement of vegetable crops is need of the hour,” said the chief guest, Dr J.S. Dhiman, Additional Director of Research (Natural Resource Management), PAU on the concluding day of the training course on “Advances in Genetic Improvement of Vegetable Crops through Conventional and Biotechnological Approaches” at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The training was organized by the Department of Vegetable Science, PAU under the aegis of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. As many as 20 participants from different parts of the country attended this training course, which covered conventional and molecular breeding approaches, protected cultivation, hybrid seed production, nano-technology, chemical residue management, quality analysis and post-harvest management of vegetables. The training also comprised practical sessions by experienced scientists of PAU.
Dr Dhiman also emphasized on the collaborative work of multiple institutions.
Dr A. S. Dhatt. Course Director-cum-Head, Department of Vegetable Science, highlighted, “So far, the department has released 161 varieties and hybrids of various vegetable crops at the state level and 33 varieties at the national level.” He said the distinguished scientists from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi); Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi and Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur delivered the lectures.
Dr D.S. Khurana, Course Coordinator, delivered a lecture on the use of plant growth regulators in vegetable crops.