22nd April, 2021, Jabalpur
The ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh celebrated its “33rd Foundation Day” today.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR applauded the Directorate’s research initiatives to face the upcoming challenges.
Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC), ICAR and Dr. A.K. Gogoi, Former ADG (Agronomy), ICAR applauded the Directorate’s commendable works and efforts towards developing the economic weed management technologies for enhancing the farmers’ income.
In his Foundation Day Lecture, the Renowned Weed Scientist, Dr. R.K. Malik, Senior Agronomist, CIMMYT highlighted the historical progress of weed science research in the country. He outlined about the introduction of Zero Tillage in Rice-Wheat System to manage Phalaris minor, development of herbicide resistance in weeds and management of weed in direct-seeded rice. Dr. Malik also urged for the need of mechanization to face the challenges to manage weeds in the coming days.
The Former Directors of the Directorate, Dr. N.T. Yaduraju, Dr. Jay G. Varshney and Dr. A.R. Sharma also lauded the hard work of the scientific and other staff presently posted, as well as of those who contributed earlier, to bring the Directorate to its present status.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. J.S. Mishra, Director, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur underlined the Directorate’s working in collaboration with the various Research Institutes, Universities, Public Sector Undertakings, Industries and Progressive Farmers.
The Directorate’s various publications were also released during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh)