Foundation Day of ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur Celebrated

22nd April 2016, Jabalpur

ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur celebrated 28th Foundation Day here today

Foundation Day  of ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur CelebratedFoundation Day  of ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur Celebrated

Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB, Chief Guest of the event highlighted emerging issues in Indian agriculture, and suggested to undertake research on weed management. He suggested to undertake long-term experiments involving all important crops of the region and study all relevant parameters by involving scientists of different disciplines. He asked scientists to undertake research which is pro-active, anticipatory, problem-solving, result-oriented and farmer participatory, and in a network mode. He emphasized on bridging the yield gap while working with farmers and solving the problems in real field situations.

Dr. V.S. Tomar, Vice Chancellor, JNVV, Jabalpur and Prof. P.D. Juyal, Vice Chancellor, NDVSU, Jabalpur appreciated the contributions made by the Directorate.

Dr. A.R. Sharma, Director, ICAR-DWR briefed about salient achievements and new initiatives of the Institute during 2015. He mentioned about the achievements made for weed control in maize with new post-emergence herbicide molecules, adoption of 20 villages in 4 districts of Madhya Pradesh under ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ programme, organization of ‘World Soil Day’ and 25th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference. He informed that Directorate farm has acquired the ‘unique distinction’ of 300% cropping intensity and complete adoption of conservation agriculture-based technologies, which is a first for any institute in the ICAR / SAU system.

Three farmers were honoured for adopting weed management and conservation agriculture-based technologies on large-scale and setting example for other farmers in the Jabalpur region.

Three publications were released during the occasion.

(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur)