Training Course on ‘Integrated Pest Management and Crop Management’
Date: 03-05 May 2017
Venue: Kampala - Uganda

SESRIC organized a training course on “Integrated Pest Management and Crop Management” within the framework of the OIC Cotton Training Program (OIC-CTP) on 3-5 May 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The course was provided by Prof. Dr. Tayyab Husanain and Prof. Dr. Idrees Ahmad Nasir, from Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. The target groups of this training course were experts from the Cotton Development Organization, the National Agricultural Research Organization and Operation Wealth Creation in Kampala.

The training course on “Integrated Pest Management and Crop Management” mainly focused on the following topics

  • Introduction to cotton production in Uganda
  • Introduction of agriculture and health biotechnology at CEMB, Lahore applications and achievements.
  • Introduction to integrated pest and crop management
  • History of St cotton development at CEMB
  • Prospects of biotechnology and future developments
  • Risk assessment of transgenic plants and variety approval process
  • Transgenic cotton varieties developed by CEMB status and approval process
  • Biosafety of GMO
  • Post release monitoring of GMOs
  • Interactive session
  • Cotton production
  • Cotton crop pest management
  • Development of insect and weedicide resistant cotton
  • Application of pesticides
  • Interactive session