Keith Gardner (NIAB) presented as an invited speaker representing CINTRIN at the “International Conference on Statistics and Big Data Bioinformatics in Agriculture” November 21-23, 2016 (organised by CINTRIN Co-I Ashibek Rathore)
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The CINTRIN project featured in The Landmark Bulletin magazine, written by Alison Bentley.
CINTRIN scientists under the leadership Dr Tina Barsby, NIAB and Dr Parveen Chhuneja, Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology (PAU) participated in a special campaign on the ‘Use of PAU-Leaf Colour Chart (PAU-LCC)’ organized by the Department of Soil Science, PAU during the Kisan Melas on September 22 and 23. Sh V. P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of the University; Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU along with senior researchers and officers visited the exhibition of the department.The campaign was held in view of the excessive consumption of fertilizer nitrogen (N) by the farmers in field crops.
The department aims at strengthening LCC awareness training programmes with the help of CINTRIN project.
Dr Babu Sing Brar, Head, Department of Soil Science, said that PAU has continuously organized educational campaigns to empower farmers to follow need based N application in crops. The PAU has recommended a very simple, economical and farmers’ friendly gadget ‘PAU-Leaf Colour Chart’ to decide need based N applications in all the major cereal crops including rice, basmati rice, maize and wheat, he added. The PAU-LCC helps to achieve 15 to 25 percent average saving of fertilizer nitrogen in cereal crops, he told. The need based N use with PAU-LCC not only saves farmers’ expenditure on fertilizer N but also reduces insect-pest incidence and thus, consumption of chemicals in agriculture.
Dr Varinderpal Singh, CINTRIN Senior Soil Chemist, explained the LCC technology to the visitors. Of the 200,000 farmers at the event, many came to the LCC technology demonstration area and were enthusiastic to learn about it. Earlier, the department had organized LCC awareness camps in seven villages of five districts including Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot of Punjab during the current rice season. View original press release