NPO to hold training course in agriculture sector from Dec 7-9

SocialNPO to hold training course in agriculture sector from Dec 7-9

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Productivity Organization (NPO) would hold a three-day e-learning training program on “Non-Chemical Pest Management in Agriculture” from December 7-9.

The course would be held at Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, said a press release issued here.


The NPO which is an attached department of Federal Ministry of Industries is holding the training program in collaboration with Asian Productivity Organization (APO Japan) and Entomology Department Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

The objective of this training course is adoption of non-chemical methods to control pests during farming to promote environment and socio-friendly food production to enhance sustainable food security.

The course techniques include biological control (crop rotation, planting pest-free rootstock, predator insects, the sterile insect technique), natural chemical control (pheromones, organic pesticides), and genetic control (pest-resistant crops/varieties, genetically modified microbial pesticides, herbicide-tolerant crops).

Source: APP

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