Dir Horticulture Kashmir visits CoE, hi-tech walnut nursery

SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat on Tuesday visited Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Hi-tech Walnut Nursery being established at Khunmoh, Zawoora to take stock of all the ongoing developmental activities

In a statement, the director informed that centre of excellence is a prestigious project of the state horticulture department where demonstration plots of different varieties of fruit crops like apple, pear, peach, plum, prune, nectarine, apricot, cherry, almond and walnut shall be established besides establishment of quality rootstock and plant material. “The project shall be the centre of technology assessment and transfer along with a bud bank,” he said.

“This site will also serve as on-farm school for college students and research scholars and more beneficial for farmers/growers who want to switch over with new technological intervention for boosting the economic growth and welfare of the state,” Bhat added.