|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 20: On 5th day of Parthenium Awareness Week, AICRP-Weed Management, SKUAST-Jammu organized the awareness campaign in collaboration with RRSS, SKUAST Jammu at Raya.
Dr. Anil Kumar, Associate Director Research, ACRA, SKUAST Jammu was Chief Guest on this occasion and explained that parthenium popularly known as carrot weed is considered one of the most dreaded weeds of the world, it has now spread throughout the country including all the districts of Jammu region and described history of Parthenium spread in India. Dr. BR Bazaya, Senior Scientist, In-charge AICRP-Weed Management appraised that the Parthenium infestation is serious issue in rained areas of Jammu region also and highlighted its harmful effects on crops, humans and animal health proper.
Dr. R. Puniya, Junior Scientist explained the chemical and physical control measures of Parthenium to farmers. Dr Vijay Bhadur, Sr. Scientist and In-charge, RRSS, Raya stressed that parthenium is major weed of horticulture crops of rainfed areas of Jammu region. Er. Hemant Dadhich, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Permendra Singh, Er. Sunny Raina and Farmers Chanchel Singh, Balwan Singh also graced the event along with other farmers and non-teaching staff of RRSS, Raya who participated in this programme. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Vijay Bhadur, Sr. Scientist and In-charge, RRSS, Raya, SKUAST Jammu.