Srinagar, Nov 9: To minimize the use of Pesticides, maintain ecological balance and cheek environmental pollution, a two day workshop on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) organized by Central Integrated Pest Management Srinagar concluded here on November 6-7.
The workshop was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Ghulam Hyder Bhat and attended by the field staff of the Agriculture and Horticulture Departments, unemployed Agriculture Graduates, Pesticides dealers and some NGO's.
Sharma, Deputy Director IPM and Incharge Officer Srinagar centre on this occasion acquainted the field functionaries about the hazardous use of pesticides. The experts threw light on the integrated pest management approach which is technically sound, economically viable and environmentally safe. While dwelling upon broader aspects of IPM, Director Agriculture said that integrated pest management is more efficient and cheaper method of control and it minimize considerably the residue hazards of Pesticides. He laid emphasis on broader ecological approach on Pest control employing all methods viz, cultural, mechanical and biological.