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PAU Entomologist Gets Ph.D. Thesis Award

Ludhiana: At the National Symposium on “Agrochemicals Research and Education in India: Appraisal and Road Map for Future,” organized by the Society of Pesticide Science, India at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi from from November 15-17, Dr (Ms) Gaganjyot, Assistant Residue Analyst, Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has bagged the “Best Ph.D. Thesis Award”.

Under the guidance of Dr Balwinder Singh, former Director of Research, PAU, she did her Ph.D., in 2014. Focus of her research work on the metabolism and absorption of thiamethoxam in cotton and its persistence in the soil.

She also studied the effect of this pesticide on the activities of different soil enzymes. This study is first of its kind under the Indian conditions.

Dr R.S. Gill, Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, PAU and other faculty members of the department, congratulated Dr Gaganjyot and wished her great success in future.

Source:Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)

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