3rd August, 2021, Ranchi
The ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Farming System Research Centre for Hill & Plateau Region, Ranchi, Jharkhand organized a Webinar on “Guava Cultivation: Prospects and Researchable Issues in Eastern Plateau and Hill Region” today.
In his address, the Chief Guest, Dr. Shivendra Kumar, Former Head, ICAR-RCER, FSRCHPR, Ranchi emphasized on the nutrient replenishment in Guava, especially phosphorus under the acidic soil. He also stressed on the diseases induced due to the deficiency of nutrients in Guava.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Ujjwal Kumar, Director, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar briefed about the importance of Guava for the region. He also emphasized that the research work carried out at the ICAR-RCER, Ranchi translated into a 2.5 times increase in the productivity of Guava over that of traditional production systems.
The Webinar was aimed at discussing the prospects and region-specific researchable issues in Guava, creating the awareness amongst the scientists, faculties, students, farmers and stakeholders on the Guava cultivation in the Eastern Plateau and Hill Region.
A total of 211 participants including the State Department Officials, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Scientists, Farmers, Students, NGOs and Academicians participated in the Webinar.
(Source: ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Farming System Research Centre for Hill & Plateau Region, Ranchi, Jharkhand)