Current challenges in crop production, measures to enhance production and implementing the ancient-day agricultural practices were the areas discussed during the two day national seminar on Biotechnological Intervention in Plant and Microbial Interaction for Crop Sustainability (BPMCS 2013) held here recently.

Organised by the Department of Biotechnology of Salem Periyar University, chief guest K. Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, spoke on the current trends and ancient day Tamil culture and their agricultural practices. He outlined measures to increase the crop production in natural and beneficial way. K. Muthuchelian, Vice-Chancellor spoke about plant microbial interactions and how they work out for human and environmental benefits. More than 100 scientists and research scholars presented their views and findings on various themes.