SKUAST experts hold awareness programme about containing problem of blotch leaf miner

SRINAGAR: The scientists of the Division of Entomology Faculty of Horticulture organized mass awareness camp at town hall Zainapora in collaboration with KVK Shopian and Department of Horticulture to sensitize the orchardists about impending problem of and its containment strategies.
The experts highlighted the role of collective approach in managing this insect pests and urged the stake holders to undertake the management practices at community level to break the life cycle of this pest. The team also addressed a large gatheringof orchardists outside the premises of Jamia Masjid to ensure that the recommendation put forth by SKUAST Kashmir are followed in letter and spirit by the apple growers. The team also paida visit to Advanced Centre for Horticultural Development (ACHD) Zainapora Department of Horticulture to assess the outcome of the containment strategies against blotch leaf miner undertaken at Zainapora farm.

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