Pest Management Centre to organize programme for farmers

JAMMU: Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage, Government of India will be organizing 14-weeks training programme on ‘Integrated Pest Management’ in . Sixteen villages of Jammu, Kathua, Samba and Udhampur district of Jammu Division.
The programme is aimed to promote the latest Plant Protection Technology (IPM) among farmers.
The programme will focus on the topics including the identification of insect pests, diseases, defenders, residual toxicity effects of the pesticides in food, fodder, fruits, vegetables, and resistance in insect – pests, pest resurgence. Ecological imbalance and environmental pollution caused due to the indiscriminate and excessive use of chemicals will also be highlighted and discussed.
Besides these topics, sessions will also be organized for the farmers to change the mindset of totally relying on chemicals towards other alternative approaches under the ambit of IPM
Shri DS Bali, Plant Protection Officer and In-charge Central I.P.M. Centre, Jammu shall monitor the entire programme.