A two-day 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 Jamalpur town on Saturday, reports BSS.
Director of Planning and Evaluation of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur Dr Syed Nurul Alam inaugurated the training as the chief guest.
Chief Scientific Officer of RARS Dr Apurba Kanti Chowdhury presided over the inaugural function while Chief Scientific Officer of Entomology Department, BARI Dr Devashish Sarker, Deputy Director of DAE, Sherpur Ashraf Uddin and Principal Scientific Officer of RARS Dr Md Abdul Mannan spoke at the meeting.
A total of 70 persons including 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.
Besides, about 140 farmers of the two districts are also taking training in the event.