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Scientists visit of fall armyworm affected maize fields

Solan, July 28(UNI)The Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an economically crucial polyphagous insect pest native to tropical and subtropical regions of America has been reported for the first time in the maize growing areas of Kunihar block, district Solan, causing damage to the crop.
As the incidence of this pest in Kunihar block was reported in to affect an area of almost 50 hectare, Dr. Manoj Sharma, Subject Matter Specialist (Agri.), approached Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK), Solan visited for providing necessary scientific advisories to the farmers.
After this, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Solan, quickly swung into action. Dr DP Sharma, in-charge of KVK Solan constituted a team of scientists including Dr Arti Shukla (Scientist, Pathology), Dr Bunty Shylla (Scientist, Fruit Science) and Dr Anurag Sharma (Scientist, Entomology) for the field visits to provide solution to this problem. The constituted team visited Nagar, Dumehar, Karali, Sarli villages of Kunihar block last week. On enquiring, the farmers informed that they are using various chemicals like chlorpyriphos, cypermethrin etc. for the control of the insect-pest, but no control has been observed.
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UP budget session from Feb 16

25 Jan 2021 | 10:05 PM

Lucknow, Jan 25 (UNI) The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh legislature will commence from February 16.

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Indian Army Dhruv chopper crashes near Lakhanpur, 2 hurt

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HP road network increased 1200 pc in last 50 yrs : Nadda

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25 Jan 2021 | 8:01 PM

Shimla, Jan 25 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh has witnessed major transformation in last 50 years in the road connectivity as nearly 1,200 per cent road network increased with metalled roads expanding from 2,218 kilometres in 1971 to 28,588 in 2020, BJP national president Jagat Nadda said here on Monday.

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MHA announces names of Punjab Police officials for PMG, PPMDS, PMMS awards

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25 Jan 2021 | 7:54 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 25 (UNI) Recognising the outstanding services of the Punjab Police, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, on the eve of 71st Republic Day announced the names of the Punjab Police officers/officials, to be awarded with Police Medal of Gallantry (PMG), President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) and Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMMS).

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