‘Adopt latest propagation techniques to maximise production of quality citrus plants’

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SAMBA: Director Horticulture Jammu on Saturday stressed on adopting the latest propagation techniques in government nurseries so that maximum number of quality citrus plants could be produced and distributed among farmers of Jammu division.
She said this while addressing fruit growers of Jammu division here on Saturday.
Department of Horticulture Jammu had organised the daylong training programme on propagation of citrus fruit plants under Skill Development Programme at Government Fruit Plant Nursery, District Samba. The programme was organised in technical collaboration with Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.
Fruit growers and horticulture technicians from Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur and Rajouri districts participated in the training programme and were trained by the visiting scientist/experts in various latest propagation techniques being presently used at Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), an official handout read.
To make the training programme result-oriented, district-wise groups of field functionaries were framed which were given live demonstration about various propagation techniques by experts from PAU which was practiced on the spot by the horticulture technicians, read the handout.