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Achievements

The major achievements of the department are:

  • The data so collected is a valuable asset for short term as well as long term planning
  • This is being used by the policy makers, research and extension workers of provincial as well as well Federal Government for crop management
  • The organization has collected huge data on various aspects of insect pests and diseases incidence from every ecological zone across the Punjab
  • Development of early warning system for the farmers in respect of infestation and recommendation regarding remedial measures
  • Creation of awareness among the farming community for adopting IPM techniques
  • Training of farmers in pest scouting and determination of pests and disease incidence and adoption of appropriate control measures
  • Training given to extension staff, farmers and pesticide dealers about pest identification and safe handling of pesticides etc
  • Discouragement of scheduled spray and focus on need based sprays after pest scouting
  • Establishment of Biological Lab at Gujranwala for the control of Rice Insect Pests
  • Checking of infrastructure of pesticides firms for the purpose of registration / renewal
  • Eliminate of adulteration in pesticides through anti adulteration campaigns to ensure the availability of quality pesticides to the farming community
  • The ratio of unfit samples have been reduced many folds i.e. from 14-15% (1997) to 4.92% (2009)