Thursday, May 3, 2012

SKUAST K VC for participatory seed production

Vice-Chancellor, Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Dr. Tej Partap these days stressed the importance of the introduction of participatory plant breeding, participatory seed production by strengthening native seed system.

Dr. Partap created these observations whereas chairing the thirty first Zonal analysis and Extension Advisory Committee Meeting of the university these days.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Afifa S. Kamili, Director Extension Education, Dr. Shafiq Ahmad Wani Director analysis, Dr. Badrul Hassan, DRI-cum-Dean PG Studies, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Director Agriculture-Kashmir and Dr. G. A Parray Associate Director analysis (Member Secretary).

Director Agriculture, Kashmir said that his department has made thirty,000 quintals of certified seed of paddy for distribution among the farmers. He said stress has been laid on seed replacement of varied crops significantly maize and pulses.

Director analysis, SKUAST-K impressed the necessity for conserving the native biodiversity and to arrange a comprehensive set up together with market chain for Kashmiri Chilli for its conservation and utilization to profit the farming community.

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