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Monday, March 9, 2009


Bogra, 9 March : A doctor and a nurse at Bogra plant clinic examining samples from a diseased guava plant. Farmers in Shajahanpur upazila in Bogra district are reaping benefit as three plant clinics are prescribing them in black and white treatment of plant disease and steps to control insects. Under rural plant clinic (RPC) project initiated in 2004, Bogra Rural Development Academy trained up 6 local housewives to help identify and suggest remedy for 800 diseases of seasonal crops including paddy and 1200 insects. There is also a provision for contacting the plant doctor over cell phone for suggestions to protect crops and fruit bearing trees for 24 hours, said plant doctor Afroza. Dr Eric Boa, chief of Global Plant Clinic UK, conducted a programme to train up a group as plant doctors in Bogra a few months ago.
Photo : Hasibur Rahman Bilu

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