A webinar on ‘Protected cultivation and vegetable grafting’ was organised by Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

April 08, 2021 10:30 AM

A webinar on ‘ Protected cultivation and vegetable grafting’ was organised by Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, DAV University Jalandhar on 6th April, 2021at 2:00 PM. The resource person Dr. Pardeep Kumar, Professor and Dean School of life sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh explained the importance and need of protected cultivation for self sufficiency, food security and maintaining the export quality of fruits and vegetables. The event was started with brief introduction of the topic by Dr. Puja Rattan followed by the introduction of the speaker by Dr. R. K. Seth, (Dean Academics, DAV University, Jalandhar). Dr. Pardeep Kumar explained how protected cultivation can eliminate the problems of reduced cultivable land by exploiting the vertical space and utilize the problematic agricultural zones for cultivation under controlled environmental conditions. He also explained the techniques by which we can produce off season vegetables like tomato, cucumber and capsicum under protected conditions. The expert of the event being innovator of plant ‘POMATO’ explained the different techniques of vegetable grafting and how exploiting this technique can be beneficial in doubling the farmer’s income through increased yield via reduced losses due to soil borne pathogens. About 180 students and faculty members participated in the webinar. Dr. Anju Pathania, Coordinator of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences extended a formal vote of thanks on behalf of DAV University.

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