Training on pest management begins in Jamalpur
JAMALPUR, Dec 8: A two-day long training on 'Insect and disease management of fruits and vegetables through bio-pesticide' began at the conference room of Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) in the town on Saturday.
RARS arranged the training under the project of Innovation and Extension of Bio-pesticide Technology for Insect and Disease Management on Vegetable, Fruit and Betel Leaf in Bangladesh.
Director (Planning and Evaluation) of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur Dr Syed Nurul Alam inaugurated the training as chief guest while Chief Scientific Officer of RARS Dr Apurba Kanti Chowdhury presided over the inaugural function.
Among others, Chief Scientific Officer of Entomology Department of BARI Dr Debashish Sarker, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension in Sherpur Ashraf Uddin and Principal Scientific Officer of RARS Dr Md Abdul Mannan also spoke at the meeting.
The chief guest Dr Syed Nurul Alam said, "Due to implementation of various technologies, food production in the country has increased to a great extent, but now we should pay attention on quality food production. Farmers should be encouraged on using bio-pesticide in crops to combat diseases and insects and discouraged about harmful chemical pesticide."
A total of 70 persons including Senior Scientific Officer, Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers and Scientific Assistants of DAE and RARS of Jamalpur are taking part in the training.
Besides, 140 farmers of the two districts are also taking training on the subject at the library room of RARS.