23rd RAC meeting of ICAR-NRCB,Trichy held on 14-15 February 2023
The 23rd Research Advisory Committee meeting of ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Trichy, was held on 14-15 February, 2023.The RAC meeting commenced with a welcome address by Dr. R. Selvarajan, Director of ICAR-NRCB. He presented the salient achievements made under various research programmes since the last RAC held in 23-24 July 2021. The action taken report on the recommendations and advisory notes of the 22nd RAC was presented by Dr. J. Poorani, Member Secretary–RAC. The salient achievements under various research projects in Crop Improvement, Crop Production (including Postharvest technology) and Crop Protection were presented by the Scientists of the respective sections along with the ATR of the last RAC. The RAC chairman and members had an elaborate discussion on the progress made under various projects, shortcomings and ways for further improvement.
The RAC Chairman and members visited the research farm of ICAR-NRCB on 15.2.23 and reviewed the ongoing field experiments under various projects. The Director and scientists briefed the RAC about the ongoing field work. The RAC appreciated the Director and the staff for the meticulous care taken in the maintenance of experimental fields in the research farm. After the field visit, a concluding session was held.