Package of Practices Recommendations: Crops (14th edition)
The Package of Practices (Crops) 2011 edition was released by Sri. K.P. Mohanan, Minister for Agriculture, in a simple function held at KAU Head Quarters on 26 March 2012.
While handing over the first copy of new edition to Dr. K. R. Viswambharan, Vice-Chancellor, the Minister congratulated the extension wing and compilation team for having brought out the compendium in an attractive manner.
Sri. K. R. Jyothilal IAS, Secretary to Govt (Agriculture); Dr. P. B. Pushpalatha, Registrar; Dr. P. V. Balachandran, Director of Extension; Dr. T. R. Gopalakrishnan, Director of Research; Dr. Sverup John, Dean (Agri); Sri. T. S. Majeed, Comptroller; Dr. Jim Thomas, Professor & Head, Communication Centre; Dr. Estelitta, Coordiantor, Package of Practices and members of compilation team participated.
The new edition of this compendium of agricultural practices includes the details of new varieties of paddy, coconut, vegetables and medicinal plants released by the University. While excluding banned chemicals the package has incorporated nonhazardous substitutes.