The trainees were introduced to subjects related to plant pathology, entomology, nematology, weed science and seed certification, molecular detection of pathogens, bio-control of pests, weeds and diseases.

Five officers from the Plant Protection and Quarantine Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Afghanistan, completed a four-month training programme at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

The participants attended an international training programme on “Plant Pest and Disease Diagnosis” to implement the same in their country. The training programme was the second of its kind, and was held under the aegis of GRM International Limited, Australia.

It will be followed up with online classes for two months. The trainees were introduced to subjects related to plant pathology, entomology, nematology, weed science and seed certification, molecular detection of pathogens, bio-control of pests, weeds and diseases.

At the valediction, P. Subbian, Registrar, TNAU, said the training project was obtained by the university through global tender.

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