Sunday, January 22, 2023
Books – Ahmed Massad:
Dr. Ezz El-Din Jadallah, director of the Palm Trees Factory, said that during the past period, 6 field days were implemented in the governorates of: Beni Suef, Minya, Sharkia, and Siwa Oasis, in addition to a training course in the New Valley Governorate, and 3 advising seminars in the Dakhla Center in the New Valley Governorate. , and Sharkia Governorate, as well as organizing a training course in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development.
Jadallah added to “Masrawy” that these activities were implemented in implementation of the directives of Mr. Al-Qaseer, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, by intensifying the indicative role of the factory and supporting farmers, as the activities came under the auspices of Dr. Muhammad Suleiman, Head of the Agricultural Research Center, and Dr. Adel Abdel-Azim, Undersecretary of the Agricultural Research Center. For guidance and training.
And the director of the laboratory continued: “Through these events, a number of issues related to agricultural practices for the care of date palms were discussed, and technical support was provided to farmers, as new control methods were discussed to eliminate the red palm weevil in cooperation with Portugal, in coordination with the Central Laboratory of Pesticides, as well Farmers were made aware of the importance of various palm service operations and their impact on increasing productivity and improving the quality of fruits, and the importance of this in achieving the best economic return.
He pointed out that among the topics covered by the activities were climatic changes and their impact on the growth and flowering of date palms, the importance of replacing traditional irrigation and fertilization methods with modern methods such as drip irrigation in order to rationalize and reduce the amount of irrigation water used, as well as the importance of using compost or decomposed municipal fertilizer in irrigation. Date palm service and the appropriate quantities according to the age of the trees.