Mr. Avadhesh Kumar of School Of Agriculture delivers an Expert Talk on ‘Desert Locust Management’ for Akashwani – Dehradun

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Mr. Avadhesh Kumar (Assistant Professor – School Of Agriculture) delivered an Expert Talk on ‘Desert Locust Management’ for Akashwani – Dehradun on 3rd June, 2020. The programme will be on air on 4th June, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the frequency of 100.5 FM. Mr. Avadhesh Kumar briefed on the nature, lifecycle, damage and management of locust.

In the current scenario locust attacks are quite noticeable globally. He delivered the talk to the representatives of Akashwani – Dehradun, Ms. Chanda Malasi and her programme Co-coordinator. Mr. Kumar stated that the reason behind locust infestation can be attributed to unseasonal heavy rain which occurred during their breeding period. He briefed on two parameters which can be adopted to kill or to get rid of locusts. He also informed that at the very first stage the growth of locusts can be stopped. He enlisted solutions for the management and control of locust growth which included spraying insecticides through air mean, deep summer ploughing, trench making in their way, spraying Malathion Chlorpyriphos and the like. The talk was quite appreciated by the Programme Coordinators who were sure of its high beneficial value.

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