DWR and ZPD, Zone-VII jointly organized Training-cum-Review Workshop on Weed Management for KVKs scientists

(19-20 May, 2015)

The Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur and the Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VII, Jabalpur jointly organized a Training-cum-Workshop on Weed Management during 19-20 May, 2015 for the scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. From all the KVKs 40 scientists actively attended this workshop. The inaugural programme was chaired by Dr. A.R. Sharma, Director, DWR. In his  introductory remarks Dr. Sharma gave an overview of the Directorate’s activities for strengthening weed management through on farm research and organizing training/awareness programmes. Dr. P. K. Singh, Principal scientist explained the importance of weed management in the present situation of labour scarcity.  Dr.A P Diwedi, of Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VII explained the strength and opportunity of KVKs to disseminate technologies on weed management among farmers.

In this two day programme, all the representatives of KVKs delivered their presentations on their technical programme and progress. They have produced the results of their OFTs and FLDs conducted on weed management in the last year. They have proposed and finalized their plan of action with the technical help of DWR scientists for the year 2015-16. In between their presentations, resource persons from DWR presented different aspects of weed management. Dr. A.R. Sharma has delivered his lecture on the weed management in Indian agriculture and conservation agriculture - an overview. Other scientists discussed about the weed management practices in different crops. Participants were exposed to various weed management techniques practiced in the Directorate’s farm. In the final day, an open house discussion on the need and practice of weed management was conducted. The technical programme for each KVK was finalized.  The entire programme was organized and coordinated by Dr. P.K. Singh Principal scientist, DWR and Dr. A. P. Dwivedi, Sr. Scientist, ZPD, Zone-VII, Jabalpur.









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