The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce. View more at #YesPahari.
The Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Produce, Marketing and Processing Corporation (HPMC) would soon import chloropicrin from the US-based Trinity Mfg. Inc. for providing it to the University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni for trials. A spokesperson of the horticulture department said the chemical would be used to combat serious problems of specific apple replant disease and would go a long way in managing soil borne pathogens affecting other fruits, vegetables and floriculture crops. Read complete article