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PJTSAU, US university to work together

Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) and the University of Florida (UoF) in the USA have decided to work together in the areas of precision farming, water management and soil conservation.

Preliminary discussion on cooperation between the two institutions was held here on Tuesday with Prof. Ramesh Reddy of UoF and Vice-Chancellor of PJTSAU V. Praveen Rao and Registrar S. Sudheer Kumar and other officials participating in it.

The UoF has agreed to share its technical expertise in the analysis of irrigation water, soil tests and microbial analysis.

The Central Instrument Cell established in PJTSAU would strengthened further to extend better services to the farming community, Mr. Praveen Rao said adding that efforts were on to offer some certificate courses in the areas identified.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between PJTSAU on Patanjal Bio-Research Institute, Haridwar, for cooperation in organic farming on Tuesday.