Ludhiana, April 26, 2017: The AICRIP on Fodder Crops and Utilization (AICRP-FCU) in the Forage and Millet Section, Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, PAU, Ludhiana has been conferred the Best Center Award- Kharif 2016 during the Annual Group Meet held at CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Palampur, on April 18-19, 2017. Out of 24 different coordinating centres funded by the ICAR for Forage improvement work in the country, the work of AICRP-FCU, PAU, Ludhiana was adjudged as the best. Dr U.S. Tiwana , Dr Rahul Kapoor, Meenakshi Goyal and Ashlesha Singla participated in the Annual Group Meet andreceived this award. The All India Coordinated Research Project on Forage Crops was sanctioned to this station in 1987-88. The Forage Section has developed 52 improved varieties of different forage crops and 58 agronomic, 13 plant protection and 2 forage evaluation technologies for dairy farmers. It is worth mentioning thatPAU has released two oat varieties viz; OL 1802 (Central zone) and OL 1804 (North East Zone) along with one Bajra Napier Hybrid cultivar PBN 342 (North West Zone, North East Zone and South Zone) at national level during 2016-17.
The Vice Chancellor, Dr B.S. Dhillon congratulated the team for bringing laurels to the university.