27th September, 2021, Nagpur
The ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur, Maharashtra organized a Brainstorming Workshop on “Citrus Fruit Drop” today.
In his address, the Chief Guest, Shri Sunil Kedar, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports and Youth Welfare, Government of Maharashtra stressed on the severity of pre-harvest fruit drop in Nagpur Mandarin and suggested developing an integrated strategy to deal with the problem.
Dr. B.K. Pandey, ADG (Horticultural Science), ICAR emphasized on the problems in perennial fruit crops like Citrus due to climate change in the different parts of the country.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Dilip Ghosh, Director, ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur highlighted the research achievements of the institute and also briefed the available technologies to control the Citrus Fruit Drop which has been successfully disseminated among the farmers.
An Extension Bulletin entitled “Improved Cultivation Practices for Nagpur Mandarin” was also released during the occasion.
Around 150 farmers from Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha Districts of Maharashtra along with Senior Officials of ICAR Institutes attended the Workshop.
(Source: ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur, Maharashtra)