Brainstorming session on
“Nematode Problems under Protected Cultivation” -
National Meeting of Stakeholders and Business Meet
Growing of vegetable and floriculture crops under protected cultivation is receiving utmost attention and gaining popularity among farming community across the country. The ideal conditions provided by protected cultivation and continuous availability of the host plant round the year often result in high population build up of soil borne pathogens including plant parasitic nematodes. Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals in crop ecosystems has affected the beneficial micro flora and has adversely altered the natural biological suppression which was hitherto been operating in Indian soils. This has led to emergence of nematode problems and nematode induced disease complexes caused by several nematodes and pathogenic fungi or bacteria in various crops.
In view of the importance of the nematode problems under protected cultivation, a Brain Storming Session is being organized for generating awareness among all the stakeholders on the suitable nematode management strategies for successful production of crops under protected cultivation. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru in collaboration with AICRP-Nematodes is organizing the event on 8/9/2014 at IIHR, Bengaluru. The session will be chaired by Dr. N. K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (HS), ICAR. You please confirm your participation to Dr. M. S. Rao, Organising Secretary of the event (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; Mobile No.: 09482603614, 09480607571). For further details Click here.
Dr. A.K. Chakravarthy
HOD, Division of Entomology & Nematology, IIHR