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​​Khalsa College Signs MoU with PAU for Seed Production

February 08, 2018 04:09 PM

Punjab News Express
AMRITSAR: The supply of good quality fodder seed is a key factor for boosting the dairy farming in Punjab. The primary fodder Berseem is being cultivated on an area of about 2.27 lakh hactare and timely supply of good quality, disease free seed is a challenge. In this regard to produce good quality of Berseem and bring more area under its cultivation an MoU was today signed between The worthy Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Dr. B.S. Dhillon and Dr. Mehal Singh, Principal, Khalsa College Amritsar spearheaded the initiative and the MoU was signed by the experts from both the institutions.

This is for second consecutive year that the step has been taken. As per memorandum, good quality of berseem seed of improved variety BL 42 of PAU will be produced on Agricultural Farm of Khalsa College, Amritsar and will be marketed by PAU, Ludhiana to fulfil the demand of quality seed of dairy farmers. In this context, Dr. N.S. Bains, Director of Research and Dr. Tarsem Singh Dhillon, Assoc. Director (Seeds), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Dr. Gurbax Singh, Assoc. Professor (Agronomy) and Dr. Kawaljit Singh, Asstt. Professor (Agronomy), Khalsa College Amritsar signed the MoU.

Both the institutions agreed to extend all possible help to each other in this direction. On this occasion Dr. K.S. Thind, Additional Director of Research (Crop Improvement), Dr. Ashok Kumar, Additional Director of Research (Farm Mechanisation & Bio-energy) and Dr. S.S. Chahal, Adjunt Professor (Technology Marketing & IPR Cell) were also present.

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