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Visiting Laboratory Facilities in Noorsarai and Harnaut: Field Visit
to BAU and KVK

February 27, 2016

A field visit to College of Horticulture, Bihar Agricultural University, Noorsarai and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Harnaut was organised on February 19, 2016 by the School of Ecology and Environment. This trip was a part of the curriculum for the course: “Introduction to Agroecosystem Management.” A team of 20 students from the School were supervised by two faculty members, Dr. B. Mohan Kumar, Professor and Dean (Acting) and Dr. Prabhakar Sharma, Assistant Professor for the one-day trip.

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Objective of the field trip was to visit the field and laboratory facilities at the College of Horticulture, Bihar Agricultural University, Noorsarai and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Harnaut; and in particular to study the experimental/demonstration sites on crop production, crop protection and water and nutrient management of crop plants including horticulture species. The student team also got an opportunity to interact with the teaching-staff of the college, to visit the labs and field units. New insights were gained on the research and development of crop varieties, plant nutrition, bio-fertilizers, green manures etc. The tour was guided by Dr. P.K. Singh, Principal of the college.

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Other units visited include: Soil Testing Lab, Plant Health Clinic, Plant Breeding and Genetics Laboratory, Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology Lab and Horticulture unit, Scented Rose Block, Medicinal/ Aromatic plants Block, Protected Cultivation Unit, Vermi-compost Unit, and Mango, Guava and Citrus Orchards. Later, the team visited Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Harnaut and interacted with scientists and trainee women farmers there. Visits to labs, apiary unit, seed production plots and the processing facilities were the highlights of the KVK visit.

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