PHDEC in pursuance of its mandate organised an “End of Season Seminar on Citrus” in collaboration with College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha. A large number of exporters/processors, growers, experts from R&D, and Academia participated in the seminar physically and through Zoom link. CEO, PHDEC Mr. Athar Khokhar welcomed the participants and briefed on the mandate of PHDEC. In continuation, Prof. Dr. Athar Nadeem, Dean Faculty of Agriculture, appreciated the efforts of PHDEC and extended college’s full support in future.
Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Director Citrus Research Institute, Sargodha enlightened the participants on production technology and good agricultural practices for Citrus to get good quality and yield.
Mr. Muhammad Riaz shared the current status of citrus exports and challenges being faced by the exporters. Mr. Abdul Rehman, Assistant Plant Pathologist, Citrus Research Institute, Sargodha, and Mr. Abdul Raheem Khan shared valuable information on how to control blemishes in the orchard and harvest/post-harvest handling of citrus fruit to minimise post-harvest losses. While concluding, Mr. Khawar Nadeem, from PHDEC, informed the participants on PHDEC’s upcoming activities and ensured that PHDEC will continue such activities in the production hubs of horticultural products.