Experts for eco-friendly pest management for mango growers

A two-day training on “Eco friendly integrated management of major insect pests of mango” began on Monday in the conference room of Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS), Jamalpur, reports BSS.

The RARS is organizing the training for 60 farmers of Ghuradhap union in Jamalpur Sadar Upazila to disseminate information about the potentiality of mango cultivation.

Experts said mango cultivation is being expanded sharply in the country creating an opportunity for exporting those (mangoes) to many foreign countries.

They urged the scientists of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute to develop high-yielding and quality varieties of mango for attracting both local and international markets.

Alongside inventing quality and high-yielding variety of mango, the experts laid emphasis on developing better pest management for mango cultivation to make it a safe fruit for human health.

With project Director Dr Md Abdul Mannan in the chair, the inaugural function was addressed by Chief Scientific Officer, RARS, Jamalpur, Dr Md Tariqul Islam, Principal Scientific Officer, Jamalpur RARS, DR Md Rajab Ali and Additional Deputy Director, DAE, Md Nuruzzaman.