ITANAGAR- Himalayan University (HU), Department of Agriculture, organized two days “Study tour of BSc (Agriculture) students.” from 15th to 16th Nov 2023 to Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat.
HU Head Admin, Dr Reyom Ette inaugurated the program and suggested to students to go to AAU for learning the new techniques for making the career in Agriculture.
Agriculture HoD, Dr Raja Husain led the tour along with the 2 more faculties Dr Sonbeer Chack and Dr Kasinam Doruk.
Dr Husain organized this program for updating the student’s knowledge about the modern techniques used in Agriculture for sustainable crop production and Agri-entrepreneurship development and how a farmer and student can increase the income for his livelihood.
AAU Agriculture Dean, Prof. Jayanta Deka inaugurated the program and permitted students to visit to different departments of AAU. Prof. Deka appointed Dr Gayatri, Professor, Soil science to host the visit of AAU.
HU, BSc Agriculture students visited many departmental laboratories and instructional farms of AAU and learned about many techniques relevant to agriculture. Students learned about the method of preparation of Vermicompost, Farm yard manures and Applications of Biofertilizers.
AAU Soil Scientist, Dr Anjuma Gayan apprised students about the instruments used in Bio-fertilizer productions and how a farmer can easily implement the biofertilizers in the field to increase the crop yield.
AAU- Entomology scientist, Dr Nomi Sharma demonstrated about the insect bio-controlling agents and how the farmer and students can handle the insect trapping pheromone to reduce the insect populations without using the chemicals.
AAU, Plant Pathologist, Prof. Palash Debnath elaborated the applications and characteristics of biopesticides developed by AAU. Prof Debnath also explained about various equipment used in molecular plant virology or pathological analysis. How farmers can increase the crop productivity under biotic stressed conditions using the biopesticides.
HU Agriculture students also learned many biotechnology techniques and how transgenic crops can be developed against various biotic and abiotic stress tolerance using Agrobacterium.
Many transgenic chickpea crop varieties have been developed by Agricultural biotechnology unit, AAU such as Helicoverpa and other biotic or abiotic stress resistance, elaborated by AAU, Agri. Biotech Scientist, Dr Manak Gogoi. He also spoke about the scope of transgenic crops in India and abroad.
AAU Plant Physiologists Dr Ranjan Das including with his scholars Mr. Rajjak and Chandan elaborated about various crop physiological parameters etc.