Quarantine centre to be set up soon

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Quarantine centre is going to be set up near Rajamahendravaram to identify diseases in fruits and flowers being imported

Rajamahendravaram: Quarantine centre is going to be set up near Rajamahendravaram to identify diseases in fruits and flowers being imported from other countries and to provide health plants, Dr. BMC Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Ramannagudem said here on Wednesday. He took part in the awareness programme on the impact of Phytoplasmas on horticulture crops with the nursery farmers held under the aegis of the Directorate of Floriculture, ICAR, Pune, Dr. YSR Horticulture University and Indian Nurserymen Association at Sri Anam Kalakendram in Rajamahendravaram.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Reddy said that the Centre has agreed to sanction Rs six crore and appoint two staff provided the State government give site and building. Stating that two centers already were functioning in Hyderabad and Vizag, he said that farmers of Kadiyam nurseries would be benefited a lot if this center was set up in this region. He reminded that Floriculture research station has already sanctioned for the region at Vemagiri. He mentioned that scientists would always there to help out farmers to sort out their problems. If the quarantine arrived here in this region, he said that it would be easy for farmers to import as well as export as the certification would be issued for their product.

Registrar, Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Dr Srinivasulu said deceases appear due to Phytoplasma are like slow poison.

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