Srinagar, Nov 19: A week-long training programme on pesticide residues and quality analysis of food concluded at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) Shalimar campus.
The training titled “Pesticide Residues and Quality Analysis Using HPLC, GC-ECD, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, ICP-MS/MS” was organised by SKUAST-K’s Research Centre for Residue and Quality Analysis (RCRQA) under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).
Head, RCRQA, Dr Mehraj D Shah, in his valedictory address, gave an overview of the training programme. He said MSc and PhD students from different academic institutions of Jammu and Kashmir, HP and Punjab attended the training.
Prof Shabir A Wani, Dean Faculty of Horticulture, SKUAST-K who chaired the function, talked about pesticide residue in food and food commodities and the judicious use of pesticides in agriculture, horticulture, food and food products to minimize the pesticide residue in them for the safety of human health and environment.