Climate change deteriorating natural resources: SKUAST-VC

SKUAST-VC Prof Pradeep K Sharma during a lecture in the varsity on Wednesday.
SKUAST-VC Prof Pradeep K Sharma during a lecture in the varsity on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu, Dec 21: Jammu Chapter of Indian Society of Soil Science today organized a lead lecture on theme “Meeting challenges of nutrient management in the pretext of climate change.”
The lecture was delivered by an eminent internationally renowned soil scientist and VC, SKUAST-J, Prof. Pradeep K. Sharma. The lead lecture was attended by Dr. D.P. Abrol, Dean FoA-Chatha, Dr.T.A.S. Ganai, Director Education, Dr. K.R. Sharma, President, Jammu Chapter of ISSS, Dr. B.C. Sharma, Head Agronomy, Dr. Vikas Sharma, Vice-President Jammu Chapter of ISSS, Dr. P.K. Rai Treasurer, Jammu Chapter, Dr. M.P. Sharma and other senior faculty members and Post graduate research scholars of SKUAST-J.
At the onset, Dr. Vivak M. Arya, Secretary, Jammu Chapter of ISSS welcomed the participants. Dr. Arya informed them about the objectives, mandates and functioning of the society. He stressed that the main objective of the society is to aware various stakeholders about the importance of soil science and how to conserve natural resources.
Prof. Pradeep K. Sharma, while dwelling upon the theme, proposed that climate change has already deteriorated the natural resources in Himalayas and Peer Panchal. He emphasized that it is a challenge for the scientists to calibrate the nutrient management of different crops especially when the crop cycle is changing due to climate change. He stressed that nutrient management should be based on Leaf Color Chart, Target Yield Concept or on site-specific nutrient management. The proceeding of the program was conducted by Sweeta Manhas.


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