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Experts at a seminar called for all-out efforts to overcome swarm of locust incurring a loss of billions of rupees to agriculture sector.

The seminar titled awareness about locust and its management strategies was arranged by Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF).

Chairing the session, UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf urged the scientists to conduct the tangible researches on the issues so that the insect population and attack could be minimized. He said that unluckily, no solid research solution had been produced so far especially on locust, CLCV, Shesham dieback, whitefly and termite.

He stressed the need for scientific research about potential of locusts to cause harm to the crops as well as mitigation measures against them. He said that the university was strictly making fruitful efforts to benefit the farming community. Faculty of Agriculture Dean Dr Muhammad Aslam Khan said that unfortunately, we don't take action until the attack of the insect occurred. We must identify rearing causes and take the precautionary measures.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

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