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Govenment of Sri Lanka

Department of Animal
& Health

Faculty of Veterinary
& Animal Science

Pasture & Fodder Crops

Veterinary Research Officer
BVSc. (Sri Lanka), MSc. (Sri Lanka), PhD (UK)
Dr. WMPB Weerasinghe
Dr M.W.D.C WeerathungaVeterinary Research Officer
BVSc. (Sri Lanka), MSc in Medical Microbiology (Sri Lanka),
Ms. UWGDN Udagama Research Assistant
Dip. in Animal Hasbandry - Sri Lanka
Mrs. MLAC Inoka Field Assistant

The main service functions of the division are listed below

01. Laboratory Analysis.
  1. Soil analysis for pH, salinity, EC, organic matter, texture and major plant nutrients.
  2. Mineral analysis of plants and soil.
  3. Water analysis for pH, Hardness, TDS, ES, salinity and nutrients.
  4. Forage seed analysis for purity, germination and viability.
02. Forage specimens and germplasms.
  1. Issue of forage specimens and germplasms for educational and research purpose.
03. Forage species and variety demonstrations.
  1. 1. Demonstrations and training on establishments of forage varieties.
04.Farmer advisory functions.
  1. Provision of technical guidance for forage establishment and management.
05.Pasture preservation
  1. Demonstration of hay and silage production and quality analysis of silage.
06.Research facilities.
  1. In-vitro gas production system for quality analysis of ruminant feeds and forages, mineral analysis facility.
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