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Pesticide in Kitchen Garden

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Q: Can we use pesticide in kitchen garden? - G...

A: Avoid using pesticide in kitchen garden. Never apply on leafy vegetables such as coriander, spinach, fenugreek, mustard, radish, garlic etc. If necessary, you may apply malathion 1.5-2.0 ml diluted in a litre of water in crops like brinjal, okra, bitter gourd. Follow a waiting period of 5 days before you harvest/pick fruits. You may apply neem-based insecticide. Pesticides are poisonous; handle with care, and keep them beyond the reach of children. - 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.