10–11 July 2017, Baramati
The ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune organized two-days Workshop on “Challenges and Opportunities in Sugarcane Cultivation under Changing Climatic Scenario” for sugarcane growers.
Mrs. Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament, Baramati in her inaugural address, emphasized that collective efforts of all the stakeholders (scientists, farmers, policy makers, sugar indurialists etc.) are needed to tackle challenges like poor sugar recovery, lower cane and water productivity, deterioration of soil health, increasing production cost and to bring dynamism in the sugar industry.
Shri. Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, Agriculture Development Trust, Baramati, Shri. Sh. Purushottam Jagtap, Chairman, Shree Someshwar Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd., Someshwar, Dr A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow and Dr. K.K. Singh, Head-Agri Services, Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd., Pune were guests of honour on this occasion.
Prof. Narendra Pratap Singh, Director, ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati briefed the issues and challenges in sustainable sugarcane production under the changing climatic scenario.
The distinguished experts of their subject matter were shared their knowledge with the progressive farmers so as to sensitize about the developments and latest happenings in the research on sugarcane and guiding the sugarcane growers to adopt and spread the recent technology in the field of sugarcane production, soil management, farm mechanization and sugarcane based industries. On-going field experiments at ICAR-NIASM were also demonstrated.
The workshop was attended by more than 350 progressive farmers from various Tehsils of Pune. Officers from state line departments and KVK, Baramati, representatives from nearby sugar factories and various government and private organizations and staff of ICAR-NIASM were also present.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune)