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SOA- Industry Visit – 18.03.2019

INDUSTRIAL VISIT

Company details:
Name of the company: Seed Testing Laboratory
Area/field: Agriculture
Department for visit: Seed Testing Lab, Soil testing Lab, Fertilizer tesing Lab, Pesticide testing Lab and Biofertilizer Lab
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Company Profile:

School of Agriculture arranged a visit to Directorate of agriculture for B.Sc. Agriculture, Semester VIII students to Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad on 19th March, 2019.
The aim of the visit is to provide students the knowledge of seed, soil, fertilizer, pesticides testing and biofertilizer to help the farmers for better crop production.


Detail about visit:

R.M. Patel Assistant Director (Seed Testing) explained about the seed, types of seed sample, selection of seed, different test done in the laboratory and minimum germination percentage. He demonstrated the germination test, physical purity test. He also explained about the seed germinator, seed divider, ELISA Washer, DNA fingerprinting etc.
We also visited fertilizer, soil testing lab there Mr. Suthar explained about the method of testing of macro and micronutrients. He also explained about the different soil status of the Gujarat. In bio control laboratory, students were taught about the uses of different biocontrol agents, biofertilizer and also visited Trichogramma card unit, Beauveria production unit.


On 18th November, 2019 School of Agriculture, Rai University, Ahmedabad, arranged a visit to Directorate of Agriculture, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad for the students of B.Sc. Agriculture, Semester VIII as part of their RAWE Program. The aim of the visit was to provide students the knowledge of seed, soil, fertilizer, pesticides testing and biofertilizer to help the farmers for better crop production.
Mr. R.M. Patel, Assistant Director (Seed Testing) explained about the seed, types of seed sample, selection of seed, different tests done in the laboratory and minimum germination percentage. He demonstrated the germination test, physical purity test. He also explained about the seed germinator, seed divider, ELISA Washer, DNA fingerprinting etc. The students also visited fertilizer, soil testing lab. Students were also explained about different testing methods of macro and micronutrients. He also gave details about the soil status in different parts of Gujarat and in bio control laboratory, students visited Trichogramma card unit, Beauveria production unit.
The visit enlightened the minds of students with a practical approach towards farming and understanding the nature of seed at large with respect to soil, fertilizers and pesticides.