ICAR-DWR Industry day Organized   (26 March, 2015)


DWR Industry Day was organized on 26 March, 2015 at the Directorate. Speaking on the occasion, Dr A.R. Sharma, Director, DWR, emphasized that the context of scientific enterprising is changing in the era of globalization and same with the weeds and also made an introductory presentation in which he highlighted important research programs, technologies and initiatives being taken at DWR, Jabalpur. Dr R.P. Dubey, Principal Scientist of this Directorate gave a brief presentation on the ‘DWR-herbicide industry linkages’ which was followed by discussion with herbicides industries. Concern had been raised by DWR scientists for weedy rice, and requirement of new post emergence molecules for weed control in pulses and aquatic bodies.

Dr Subhash Chander, from Plant protection Quarantine, Faridabad gave an account of the ‘pesticide registration process and policy’ and highlighted important processes and requirement for pesticide registration in the country. Dr Shobha Sondhia, Senior Scientist, DWR, gave a brief presentation on “Herbicide residues, spurious herbicides & adulteration and safety requirements”.

Farmers from Bharda, Padariya, and Luhari villages also participated in the Industry day program. They raised the problems of spurious pesticides and other plant protection chemicals. Mr. Sachin Dubey, from NPL, Mumbai, representative from BASF Herbicide Company; Mr. Sanweer Lal Yadav from ADAMA India Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad shared their views with farmers and scientists. Mr. Piyush Tiwari informed the house about improved varieties of banana, sugarcane, tomato, brinjal, cauliflower etc. developed by tissue culture techniques. Scientists from Dr.B.S.K. Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, JNKVV, Jabalpur, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, HAU, Hisar, IGKV, Raipur, IACR-CRIJAF, Kolkata, MPUAT, Udaipur, KAU, Trissur, HPAU, Palampur, PAU, Ludhiana, NDUAT, Faizabad, SKUAST Jammu, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Faridabad, BAU, Jharkhand, Regional Plant Quarantine Station, Chennai, Dr M.L Kewat, Professor, Agronomy, JNKVV Jabalpur, Mr. Sanjay Sharma from Sameer Science Lab and Supplements, Jabalpur, person from herbicide Industries such as, BASF, UPL, EXCEL, Bayer, DuPont, IFFCO, Kisan Call centre, Exclusior Engineering Company, Jain Irrigation system, Tissue Culture, Jabalpur and scientists, technical officers, field technicals, students and other staff of DWSR actively participated in the program. Industry day was ended with thanks to all participants. The Industry day was organized by Dr. Shobha Sondhia, Senior Scientist, and vote of thanks was conveyed by Dr P.K. Singh, Pr. Scientist.

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