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  • Armyworm (Mythimna separate) Outbreak Alert, 2016

    Armyworm larvae in Maize
    Armyworm larvae in Maize

    With weather conditions becoming more favorable for the armyworm outbreaks (prolonged dry periods followed by heavy rainfall) , all extension officials are instructed to carry out regular monitoring of the pests particularly in maize fields and paddy nurseries to assist farmers to implement control measures on time.

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  • Call for Application to admission to MSc NRM at CNR

    The College of Natural Resources (CNR) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting application for admission to Master of Science in Natural Resources Management by Research with specialisation in Agriculture, Animal Science and Forestry for the academic year 2016.

    Eligibility Admission will be open to candidates who have completed BSc programme awarded by a recognised University in agriculture, animal science, forestry, environmental and life science with marks of 50% in aggregate.

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  • World Forestry Day 21st March 2016

    The World Forestry Day with theme on “how do forest contribute to our water needs” will be celebrated on World Water Day 2016 on 22nd March 2016 jointly by Department of Forests & Park Services (DoFPS) and National Environment Commission at Samtengang Central School, Wangdue Phodrang. To mark the occasion, DoFPS will be launching Integrated Watershed Management Plan for Baychhu Watershed under Wangdue Dzongkhag. The plan document is developed in an integrated and collaborative manner involving all relevant entities at the watershed level. The approach will be gradually scaled up to cover other degraded watersheds in the entire country based on environmentally sustainable, economically efficient, and socio-culturally equitable and acceptable code of practices. The approach adopted in developing the plan will help in the implementation of National Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (NIWRMP) 2016 developed by NEC.

    To commemorate the World Forestry Day, a TV Spot on Watershed Management will also be aired on BBS channel in the evening of March 22, 2016.

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  • MoU signed between DoL and CNR for technical and scientific collaboration

    A50X5140March 15 Thimphu: The Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Drorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

    The MoU states that a joint science and development committee will be formed for the effective utilisation of existing resources of agencies in veterinary science and animal science. The committee will support and share resources for academic teachings, joint research activities recommended by the science and development committee.

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  • Consultative Workshop to adopt Livestock Feed Standard in Bhutan

    Untitled14th March, Phuntsholing: The consultative workshop to set and adopt livestock feed standard in Bhutan was held on March 14. For the first time, technical department, regulatory agencies (DRA & BAFRA), private feed millers and suppliers came together to discuss and agree on the nutrient requirement standard including use or non-use of antimicrobial in livestock and poultry feeds.

    The availability of quality feed plays a crucial role on the production motion of pulsating livestock production and hence, the performance of livestock based industry depends on healthy feed milling industry. Further, the sustainability of feed industry is also directly reliant to livestock production. Therefore, it is indispensible to have standards for the production of uniform livestock and poultry feeds in Bhutan.

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