Thursday, May 2, 2013



A monthly training camp for the members of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Kisan Club including ladies wing was held here. A total of 380 farmers and farm women from different parts of the Punjab state participated in the camp. Meanwhile, a state level training-cum-workshop for Progressive Beekeepers Association (PBKA) members was also organized at PAU.

The President of the Club, Mr PPS Pangli impressed upon the farmers to reduce the cost of cultivation and make judicious use of agro-chemicals. Sharing the production experience, he emphasized, "Keeping in view the increase in prices of farm inputs, farmers must get the soil tested to use the fertilizers in right amount and at right time."

Highlighting the activities of the Club, Dr T.S. Riar, Programme Coordinator, stressed on strengthening the research-extension-farmer linkages for agri-sustainability. He disclosed that PAU will be organizing a training programme for small scale industries on May 6 to the boost agro-processing.

Sh. Sarwan Singh, President, PBKA, held an elaborate discussion on beekeeping with the members of the beekeepers association.

Earlier, S. Balbir S. Sidhu, former President of the Club, welcomed the farm experts and the club members. Dr (Mrs) Rupinder Kaur, Coordinator of the ladies wing of the Club, deliberated on the next month's activities and proposed the vote of thanks.

During the trainings, the PAU experts educated the participants about the solar heat treatment for wheat storage, turmeric processing, raising of mat type nursery, paddy nursery growing techniques with seed treatment and weed control, direct seeding of rice, cultivation of summer fodders, value addition to fruits and vegetables, schemes of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), and pollen substitute (beekeeping practice).
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