Early Times Report
Jammu, Aug 22: On concluding day of parthenium awareness programme, AICRP-Weed Management, Division of Agronomy, SKUAST Jammu organized a "parthenium awareness camp" at Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST-J, Chatha on 22 August, 2019. On this occasion, Dr. J. P. Sharma, Director Research, SKUAST-J, grace this programme and emphasized that parthenium is very hardy weed and caused extensive damage to human health, environment as well as crop productivity. Dr B. C. Sharma, Head Division of Agronomy elaborated that Parthenium is popularly known as Gajar grass and it is harmful for human beings as it causes allergies, itching and breathing problems in human and animals. He stressed the need for creating public awareness to check parthenium spread. Dr. B. R. Bazaya, Senior Scientist and Incharge and Dr R. Puniya, Jr. Scientist, AICRP Weed Management explained about the cultural, mechanical/physical and chemical methods of Parthenium control to the students and scientific staff. Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. A. K. Gupta, Dr. Mahender Singh, Dr. Neetu Sharma, Supneet, Ashiyana, Suresh Kuamr and other staff including 70 students were participated in this programme.
The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. B. R. Bazaya, Sr. Scientist and In-charge, AICRP Weed Management, SKUAST Jammu.