JAMALPUR, December 8 : A two-day trainers 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.Bangladesh’ RARS arranged the training under the project of Innovation and Extension of Bio-pesticide Technology for Insect and Disease Management on Vegetable, Fruit and Battle leaf crops in.Director, Planning and Evaluation, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Dr Syed Nurul Alam inaugurated the training as chief guest.Chief Scientific Officer, RARS, Dr Apurba Kanti Chowdhury presided over the inaugural function while Chief Scientific Officer, Entomology Department, BARI, Dr Devashish Sarker, Deputy Director, DAE, Sherpur, Ashraf Uddin and Principal Scientific Officer, RARS, Dr Md Abdul Mannan spoke at the meeting.The chief guest Dr Syed Nurul Alam at the meeting said due to implementation of various technologies by the agriculture friendly present government, food production in the country increased to a great extent. He said now we should pay attention on quality food production. He said government allotted huge money for development in agriculture sector. He said farmers should be encouraged in using bio-pesticide in crops to combat diseases and insects and discouraged about harmful chemical pesticide. A total of 70 persons included Senior Scientific Officer, Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officers and Scientific Assistants of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and RARS of Jamalpur and Sherpur districts are taking part in the training.Beside, simultaneously 140 farmers of the two districts are also taking training on the subject at the library room of RARS.The trainings will conclude on December 9.
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