JAMALPUR: A two-day training on ‘Insect and Disease Management of Fruits and Vegetables through Bio-pesticide’ began at the seminar room of Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) in the district on Friday.
Chief Scientific Officer of RARS, Jamalpur Dr Manjurul Kadir inaugurated the training programme as the chief guest with Chief Scientific Officer of Entomology Department of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur Dr Nirmal Kumar Datta in the chair.
Dr Manjurul Kadir said present government is implementing various programmes to ensure nutrition by producing poisonous-free food.
With a view to produce safe food, bio-pesticide should be used and farmers should avoid using harmful chemical pesticides which will kill many friendly insects and pollute crops and environment, he added.
Principal Scientific Officer of RARS Dr Md Abdul Mannan, Principal Scientific Officer Dr Md Sultan Ahmed and Principal Scientific Officer Dr Akhtaruzzaman Sarkar spoke at the opening session.
A total of 210 participants -- 70 college teachers, 70 school teachers and 70 farmers —of Jamalpur and Sherpur districts are taking part in the training.