28th April, 2022, Baramati
The International Workshop on “AGROTAIN Incorporated Urea Produced with N-TEGRATIONTM Technology to address the fertilizer use efficiency in the major cropping systems of India” organized by the ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra from 27th to 28th April, 2022 concluded today.
The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the CIMMYT, India and ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR underlined the current fertilizer crisis of the country, complexities in taking any policy decisions considering the social, economic and political aspects and options for enhancing the fertilizer use efficiency.
Earlier, inaugurating the Workshop, Dr. M.L. Jat, Principal Scientist & System Agronomist, CIMMYT, Nepal briefed about the importance and objectives of the Project Workshop.
Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director, ICAR-NIASM, Baramati deliberated on “Enhancing Efficiency of Fertilizer Urea” highlighting the discovery of Urea, its fate from factory to food, losses to the environment & its impact on the global ammonia emission and the various ways for reducing the losses to improve its use efficiency.
Dr. H.S. Jat, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) & overall Principal Investigator of the Project, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal highlighted the salient findings of the researches of all the 7 locations.
Around 150 participants including the Scientists, Technical and Administrative Staff Members, Students and Research Scholars attended the plenary session in a hybrid mode.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra)