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Soft Gourd Plant at Our Home

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Q: We have a soft gourd plant at our home which gives flowers but does not give the vegetable. It's flowers also keep falling off. It is a kind request that you please tell us about this disease and it's cure. - S...

A: The population of blister beetles is very high these days. They destroy the flowers and flower buds. Spray Decis 0.5 ml diluted in a litre of water or Malathion 1.5-2.0 ml in 1 litre of water. Give waiting period of 7 days in case of Decis, however, Malathion sprayed crop can be harvested 5 days after spraying. - Dr. MP Srivastava



International Technological Achievements Award Conferred on Dr. M. P. Srivastava

Global consultant on plant health and former Director Planning & Head, Plant Pathology of Haryana Agricultural University, Prof. M.P. Srivastava has been bestowed upon with “International Technological Achievements Award” on February 9, 2014.

Photo: Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the award

The award was given in recognition of his internationally acclaimed contribution on Plant Healthcare Technology and its dissemination towards mitigating crop losses and promoting plant health clinic worldwide. The award instituted by EET CRS, was given to him by presenting a memento and Certificate of Excellence in a glittering function in Noida on 9th of February 2014. Dr Srivastava has shared his innovations in reducing crop losses and strengthening food security at several occasions in India and at International Congresses at Edinburgh 1998, New Zealand 2003, Beijing 2013.