PHDEC conducts webinar on garlic.

LAHORE -- Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) has conducted a webinar on the topic of 'Harvesting and Storage of Garlic'. The purpose of the webinar was to bring the maximum of the stakeholders on board to discuss harvesting methods, postharvest handling techniques, curing and storages issues to minimize the postharvest losses and availability of premium quality garlic in domestic and high: end: market.

CEO, PHDEC Athar Hussain Khokhar welcomed all the participants and informed the participants about the mandate and upcoming pilot projects of PHDEC. He extended PHDEC full support to the stakeholders in any product and export related matters.

Experts from NARC, Islamabad and PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi were invited to enlighten the garlic growers/farmers on the subject matter.

Dr. Hidayatullah, Program Leader/Principal Scientific Officer from NARC, Islamabad, emphasized that farmers may avoid post: harvest losses if they would manage proper transportation and effective storage after harvesting of garlic. He provided a detailed overview of pre and post: harvest issues, drying and curing of garlic, packaging and storage related...

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