RAJSHAHI: Scientists and researchers on Friday urged the farmers to adopt the method of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in mango farming for production of safe mango, reports BSS.
“Promotion of IPM method in mango farming has become crucial for boosting production side by side with reducing toxic chemical pesticides and management of different insects and pest in mango,” they said at a daylong farmers training on “Improved Mango Production Techniques in IPM Method”.Fruit Research Station (FRS) organised the training at its conference hall in association with Entomology Section and Horticulture Research Center (HRC) of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI).
More than 50 mango farmers from different areas took part in the training.
Former Director General of BARI Yousuf Mian, FRS Principal Scientific Officer Dr Alim Uddin, HRC Principal Scientific Officer Dr Shahadat Hossain and its Senior Scientific Officer Mosharraf Hossain and Scientific Officer Atikur Rahman conducted the sessions as focal persons.
Yousuf Mian said mango is one of the major cash crops in Rajshahi region so its economic importance must be protected through successful application of IPM technologies as the government has a policy of ensuring food and nutritional security.
He urged the farmers to follow the guideline of the field-level agricultural officials and scientists instead of any insecticide dealers and sellers during the mango farming for safe mango production.