President ECO Science Foundation joins 5th International Conference “Crop Protection for Sustainable Agriculture” under the auspice of Pakistan Phytopathological Society - Nov 23-25 2015, Lahore-Pakistan

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President ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, an eminent Plant Pathologist of Pakistan joined the 5th International/ 10th National Conference on "Crop Protection for Sustainable Agriculture" held at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan during November 23-25, 2015. The conference was organized by Pakistan Phytopathological Society (PPS). The PPS is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. The 5th International Conference addressed the emerging challenges faced by the crop plants.

Dr. Soomro during panel discussions, shared his wisdom and various issues of importance including plant pathogens in the wake of changing climate and how they affect the development and yield of plants. He further stressed over the integrated disease management and how through innovation and modern science technology farmers can be trained to use modern techniques to produce disease resistant crops.

He also emphasised on cooperation and collaboration among the Scientists of various disciplines and countries. He encouraged researchers to interact with their counterparts in ECO member countries and that ECOSF will facilitate them. Dr. Soomro being a senior plant pathologist and life member of PPS joined the business meeting of the society and shared his wisdom for the institutionalization of the society on democratic basis.

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