HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

Syngenta delegation gives brief summary of joint project at PAU

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana , July 30, 2013
First Published: 19:27 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 19:29 IST(30/7/2013)

A five-member delegation from Syngenta, a leading agri-business company, on Tuesday visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and presented a brief summary of “Rice GroMore Pilot Project- North CU,” underway as a part of the memorandum of understanding between PAU and Syngenta in 2011


Besides, the delegation's visit aimed at deliberating on the scope of expanding the collaboration in other crops.

Led by Tina Lawton, head of Rice, Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Singapore, the visiting members held an interactive meeting with PAU vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon and senior officials, heads and faculty of various departments.

The V-C expressed happiness over the progress of the on-going project and emphasised on the timely application of agro-chemicals in rice. Besides, he stressed on making the farmers aware about the soil testing recommendations, made by the university.

Dr Dhillon suggested that the results of the pilot project should be published in Progressive Farming (English edition) and Changi Kheti (Punjabi edition), the two monthly farm magazines of the PAU.

The company representatives appreciated the last two years' joint journey between Syngenta and PAU, and said that the major objective of their visit to Punjab in general and the university in particular was to see the problems being confronted by the farmers in rice cultivation.


comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus
more from Ludhiana

Drugs recovered from 2 jail inmates

The Ludhiana Central jail staff seized smack, narcotic powder and 175 sedative pills from two inmates on Wednesday evening, after the accused were trying to smuggle the narcotics into the jail, after a court appearance. The contraband was hidden in their underwear and the police got wind of it, when the inmates struggled to walk into the jail.
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved