Young scientists in the agricultural field have asked for new innovations and researches
By: Arvind Sharma
Palmapur/Dharamsala, 24 November: While speaking as a chief guest at the symposium on ‘Strategic issues in plant pathological research’, eminent plant pathologist and former Dean, College of Agriculture Palampur Dr. Singh said that young scientists in the agricultural field have asked for new innovations and researches to counter new diseases that prop up due to high-tech agriculture. This symposium was inaugurated at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, at Palampur near Dharamsala on Thursday . He also asked the delegates to debate on the kind of routine research work in the country and come out with specific recommendations.
Dean, College of Agriculture Dr.P.K.Sharma in his presidential address, appreciated the plant pathologists in the university for their excellent teaching, research and extension work. He said that due to fast movements of seeds and other food stuff, many new pathogens were entering the country and race between effective control and new diseases will continue. Director of Research Dr.S.P.Sharma said that it was a challenge to enhance food production on ever decreasing farm land. He said that around 25 percent production was decreased due to plant diseases so the role of scientist was crucial to control diseases.
Around 150 delegates from all over the country are participating in this two days national symposium on ‘Strategic issues in plant pathological research’.