SHIMLA, Feb. 9 -- Around 200 scientists from seven countries will be participating in an 'International group meeting on wheat' scheduled to be held from February 14 to 16 at Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University (HPAU) at Palampur.

"The event is being organised at Palampur for the first time," HPAU vice-chancellor, Ashok Kumar Sarial said.

The international meet is being organized jointly by HPAU, Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal and Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research (SAWBAR). Scientists from UK, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Jordon, Morocco and India will take part in the event.

The theme of the event is "Wheat productivity enhancement through climate smart practices...