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PAU releases new vegetables varieties

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released varieties of vegetables for commercial cultivation in the Punjab state. These include four varieties of tomato, and one variety each of chilli, broccoli, radish, brinjal and garlic. The varieties were approved for general cultivation during the meeting of State Variety Approval Committee for Vegetable and Floriculture, held under the Chairmanship... 

PAU Ludhiana scientist honoured in Canada

LUDHIANA: The Assistant Director (TV) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Anil Sharma has been honored by the House of Commons, Canada and Bulla Art International at Winnipeg, Toronto. The Member of Parliament (House of Commons), Mr Kevin Lamru honored Dr Sharma for his vital contributions to culture, creating awareness among the masses regarding environment, and promoting international... 

29 member Australian delegation visits PAU

LUDHIANA: A 29-member delegation of Australian farmers visited the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today and interacted with the senior officials and faculty of the University. The delegation, led by Dale Price, discussed about Punjab’s agriculture, research and extension programmes of PAU, and Australia’s farming. Presiding over the meet, Dr T.S. Thind, Adjunct Professor, PAU highlighted... 

National recognition for PAU Ludhiana VC

LUDHIANA: Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been felicitated by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources,  National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi on March 5, 2015 for receiving the “Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Award” of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).  Dr Dhillon was conferred with Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Award... 

PAU inks agreement to produce bio-fertilizer

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Schiron Crop Sciences Incorporation, Abohar.  Under this agreement the firm has been licensed to produce Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) Culture which is utilized for the production of bio-fertilizer. Dr Balwinder Singh, Director of Research, PAU and Mr. Jiten Kinra, Business Manager... 

Crop produce competition at PAU Kisan Melas

LUDHIANA: With focus on the theme “Adopt Crop Diversification, Save Natural Resources,” the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organise Kisan Melas in various distritcs of Punjab. The series of Melas/Divas will commence with first Kisan Divas at Ballowal Saunkhri on March 10 followed by Kisan Divas at Nagkalan Jahangir, Amritsar and Faridkot on March 12. The Kisan Mela at Rauni, Patiala... 

PAU ex-VCs join incumbent at Dr GS Khush Foundation ceremony

LUDHIANA: A guest lecture and an award giving ceremony were organized by Dr Gurdev Singh Khush Foundation for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. On the occasion, the Chief Guest, Dr R.S. Paroda, Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, and former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi delivered a thought-provoking... 

PAU Home Science convocation on Feb 24

LUDHIANA: The College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will hold its Convocation-cum-Prize Distribution Function on February 24 in the Pal Auditorium of the University. Dr (Ms) B Meenakumari, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi will deliver the convocation address while Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU, will preside over the function. Giving details,... 

PAU Ludhiana releases 9 new crop varieties

LUDHIANA: The State Varietal Approval Committee met on 16th February, 2015 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. S. Sandhu, Director of Agriculture, Punjab.  Dr. Balwinder Singh, Director of Research, Dr. R. S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, officials from Seed Certification Authority and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Punjab, Chief Agriculture... 

192 pass-outs get degrees at PAU convocation

LUDHIANA: A total of 192 pass-outs of B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.), 78 of B.Sc. Biotechnology (Hons.) and 22 of B.Tech Food Technology (Hons.) during the years 2012 and 2013 were awarded degrees at the 14th Annual Convocation of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Besides, six students were awarded University Gold Medals, and 13 other medals. In addition, one student... 

Dr Nanda appointed as GADVASU Ludhiana VC

LUDHIANA: Dr Amarjit Singh Nanda, vice-chancellor of Nana Deshmukh University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jabalpur (MP) has been appointed as new VC of the in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) at Ludhiana. Dr Nanada has already worked as a professor of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics in (GADVASU) and has remained a founder Director of Research besides serving... 

Seminar on Intellectual Property Business in Farm Technologies

LUDHIANA: A talk on “Intellectual Property Business in Agricultural Technologies and Knowledge Products, and Business in Plant Varieties and Equity in Germplasm” was organised at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Dr Sudhir Kochhar, former National Coordinator, National Agricultural Innovation Project, Indian Council of Agricultural Research; and Member, National Biodiversity Authority... 

PAU warns farmers against pest attack on wheat

LUDHIANA: The Entomology experts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have cautioned the farmers of the Punjab against the attack of “Pink Stem Borer” pest on wheat crop. Referring to its symptoms, Dr Balwinder Singh, Director of Research and Head, Department of Entomology, said, “Due to this pest attack, the infested tillers first look pale brown and ultimately dry up. As a result, the... 

Applications invited for Innovative Farmer Awards 2015

LUDHIANA: The Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has invited applications from the Punjab farmers for the “Innovative Farmer Awards 2015.” The awards will be presented to the progressive and outstanding farmers, for their excellence in agriculture, horticulture and allied activities, during PAU Kisan Mela in March 2015. Divulging details, Dr R.S. Sidhu,... 

PAU to train farmers, youths for gainful works

LUDHIANA: The Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organize two training courses entitled “Preparation of Natural Vinegar and Non-Alcoholic Carbonated Beverages” and “Garment Grooming Techniques for Market Profitability” in November 2014. Giving details, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, said that the course on “Preparation of Natural... 

Dr Balwinder, Dr Sidhu get key PAU Ludhiana posts

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has made new appointments to various key posts during its Board of Management meeting at University Camp Office, SAS Nagar (Mohali) today. Dr Balwinder Singh has been appointed as Director of Research while Dr R.S. Sidhu has been appointed as Director of Extension Education. Dr R.S. Singh has been appointed as Director, Regional Research Station (RRS),... 

Prestigious award for PAU Ludhiana VC

LUDHIANA:National Academy of Agricultural Sciences has selected Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU for “the Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions to overall agricultural research and development”. This is an apex award of the Academy and carries a citation, a gold medal and a cash prize of Rs.2.00 lakh. With this award, Dr Dhillon joins the rank of eminent... 

Stage set for PAU Ldh food & craft Mela

LUDHIANA: With festival of lights “Diwali” round the corner, the stage is all set at the College of Home Science (COHS), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for ‘Food and Craft Mela,’ scheduled forOctober 21, 2014. Under the theme “Tradition and Innovation in Food and Craft,” the mela will be jointly organized by the College of Home Science; Department of Food Science and... 

PAU food and craft Mela on October 21

LUDHIANA: The College of Home Science of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all set to hold “Food and Craft Mela” on October 21, 2014 in its premises.  To make it a huge success, the mela will be organized in collaboration with the two other departments including Department of Food Science and Technology, and Department of Processing and Food Engineering, PAU.  Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu,... 

PAU alumni joins as national agriculture consultant

LUDHIANA: An alumni of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Upkar Singh Sadana has joined as National Consultant (Soil Science) in National Food Security Mission, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr Sadana embarked on his professional journey in 1982 as Assistant Soil Chemist in the Department of Soil Science and subsequently, rose to the position of a full-fledged Professor in... 

Direct Seeded Rice technology promoted

LUDHIANA: A ten-day national training workshop on “Principles and Practices of Direct Seeded Rice (DSR)” has been jointly organized by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar at Ludhiana and Karnal, respectively. The workshop has been organized under Australian Government funded project ‘Zero tillage rice establishment and crop-weed dynamics in... 

At national seminar Harsimrat Badal exhorts farmers for agri-value addition

LUDHIANA: “Every Kisan (farmer) house should be a self-help group where all the family members are engaged in producing, processing, value-addition and marketing of their agriculture produce.” These views were expressed by Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Food Processing Industries (UMoFPI) while inaugurating the one–day national seminar on “Augmenting Processing and Shelf-Life... 

PAU Scientist participated in International Congress in Australia

LUDHIANA: Dr Sandeep Singh, Assistant Entomologist, Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) participated in the “29th International Horticultural Congress: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes” at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from August 17-22, 2014. The Congress was organized by International Society for Horticultural Science. According to Dr Singh, more than... 

Budding biotechnologist award for PAU scientist

LUDHIANA: Parampreet Kaur, a Ph.D. Scholar in the School of Agricultural Biotechnology of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has been awarded ‘Budding Biotechnology Scientist Award-2014’. The award was presented to her at the International Conference on “Genomics and Proteomics Research” held on 12-13 June at New Delhi.  According to Dr. Kuldip Singh, Director, School of Agricultural...