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Students and lecturers visit WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia



Learning about the pests and diseases of vegetable crops.

Checking pumpkin vines in the field.

A great group of visitors!


Twenty-one students and two lecturers from the Crop Production Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand visited the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia/Oceania Research and Training Station at Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen campus on 30 November 2016. Drs. Pornpan Usuwan and Saowanee Kongsri facilitated the visit.

The students learned about new bitter gourd and pumpkin lines being developed by WorldVeg, and had the opportunity to discuss integrated pest management methods such as the use of pheromone traps and biological control agents with the WorldVeg team. After visiting the demonstration garden, the students were inspired to develop their own herb and kitchen gardens at home.

“I would like to thank you and your team for hosting my students at your station in Kampaeng Saen,” said Dr.  Kongsri. “My students gained knowledge and new experiences about plant breeding, insect management and gardening. It’s important for students to have experiences outside the classroom.”

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