Dhanuka Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jaipur to jointly work on trials and verification of new technology with a view to transferring it to a large number of farmers spread throughout the length and breadth of the country.
The MoU was signed by RG Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech and Dr. JS Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, SKN Agriculture University on March 24.
The objective of the MOU is to work together on drone technology and demonstrate the utility of agri-drones for the spray of fertilisers and agrochemicals. It also seeks to educate and train farmers, scientists, and other agriculture stakeholders on the use of technology on farms.
Dhanuka Agritech has earlier signed MoUs with GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar; CCS Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar; Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Telangana; University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Raichur; Maharana Pratap Horticultural University (MHU), Karnal and Lovely Professional University (LPU), Phagwara, Punjab.
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Speaking on the occasion, Agarwal delivered a presentation titled ‘Smart agriculture with Precision Plant Protection; Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Development & How to increase farmers’ income’ as a special invitee at the platinum jubilee celebration of the Indian Phytopathological Society. Its 8th International Conference 2022 (hybrid) on “Plant Pathology: Retrospect and Prospects” is being held from March 23 to March 26, at the SKN Agricultural University.
Agarwal during his presentation announced an annual award of Rs. 50,000 for 5 years for the best pathology scientist who would be decided by the jury to be appointed by the Indian Phytopathological Society. This award will be known as the Dhanuka Scientists Award and will be handed over in the annual function of the society.
Agarwal also announced to provide gratis samples of any of Dhanuka’s new technology products which were recently introduced like Kirari for control of downy mildew, Nissodium for control of powdery mildew, Conika to prevent the bacterial-fungal complex formation in pomegranate, grapes amongst other multiple crops.
He also said that apart from these products, other samples from Dhanuka’s range of more than 100 products can be sought by any scientist or student for their research purposes.
Dhanuka presently offers scholarships to poor students of agriculture universities as well as summer internships to a large number of students all over the country.