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Senior Agronomists discuss future of  Agronomy research and education at TNAU convention

Senior Agronomists discuss future of Agronomy research and education at TNAU convention

From use of artificial inteligence and need for understanding traditional knowledge of agronomy were deliberated by eminent agronomists at the Agronomy Convention, 2022 entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in Agronomic Research and Education” on April 29, 2022 in Coimbatore, organised by Tamil Nadu Society of Agronomy, under the Department of Agronomy, Directorate of Crop Management, TNAU, Coimbatore.
Dr. R. Jegannathan, Vice- Chancellor, Periyar University insisted on the use of Artificial Intelligence in future agriculture. 

Dr.R.M. Kathiresan Vice-Chancellor of Annamalai University expressed the need to find the scientific background of traditional agricultural activities and also stressed on collaborative agricultural research with other sectors for upliftment of scientific and farming community. Thanking all the retired agronomists who have contributed for the development of agronomic technology interventions and education, Dr. 
V.Geethalakshmi, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, she also emphasised the need for o agronomic research to increase the crops productivity under the changing climate in a sustainable manner. Eminent retired Agronomists, Professors of TNAU and ICAR scientists held discussions on the constraints in agronomic education and research to derive solutions for the future.

Dr.C.R. Chinnamuthu, Director, Crop Management and Professor and Head (Agronomy) welcomed the gathering and finally the Convention ended with vote of thanks by Dr. 
E. Somasundaram, Professor (Agronomy). Senior Agronomists including Dr. V. Geethalakshmi, the Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Dr. R.M. Kathiresan, the Vice-Chancellor of Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Dr.R. Jagannathan, the Vice-Chancellor of Periyar University, Salem, Dr. 
U.K. Behra, Dean, College of Agriculture, Meghalaya, retired and senior Agronomists of the State participated.