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Jammu, March 5:

Division of Vegetable Science and Floriculture in collaboration with ICAR-Mega Seed Project organized Vegetable day on 5th March 2020 at University Campus, Chatha. Prof. R.K.Gupta, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu was the Chief guest on the occasion which was attended by more than seventy five progressive vegetable growers.

At the outset Dr. Amrish Vaid, Nodal Officer (Seed) welcomed the  Vice Chancellor and all the participants including farmers and farm-women. Dr. Vaid highlighted the importance of Vegetable day and discussed in detail about the integrated disease management in vegetable crops.

In his keynote address Prof. R.K.Gupta Vice Chancellor advised the farmers to incorporate vegetable cultivation in the cropping calendar for diversification as well as supplementing the farm income. He further advised the participants to include the vegetables in daily diet for balancing the nutritional requirement. He also encouraged the participating women farmers for vegetable cultivation in the backyard.

 Dr. Manoj Kumar (Asst. Prof.) discussed in detail about nursery raising techniques in vegetable crops. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar (Asst. Prof.) discussed in detail about the vegetable production in summer season. Dr. R. K. Samnotra, Professor Vegetables elaborated about the trench cultivation of vegetables. Dr. Sandeep Chopra (Prof. Veg. Science) elaborated about production technologies in Vegetable crops with special emphasis on protected cultivation. Dr. Satesh Kumar (Asst. Prof.) discussed the production technologies for Organic Vegetable cultivation. Dr. Magdeshwar Sharma, (Sr. Scientist, Entomology) discussed about the integrated pest management in vegetable crops. The planting material of summer vegetables was also distributed among the participants. The programme was also attended by Dr. Mahital Jamwal, Deputy Director Research, Dr. M. C. Dwivedi, Dr. V. B. Singh, Dr. Satish Kumar, Farm Manager, Dr. Brijeshwar Singh Bhau. Finally programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Vishal Raina (Jr. Scientist) Mega Seed Project.