Three way partnership: US experience looked for conserving crops


Member Plant Sciences, Pakistan Agricultural Analysis Council (PARC) and member of American Institute of Physics, Dr Shahid Masood, has stated that PARC acknowledges the function of the USA and USAID within the enchancment of agriculture in Pakistan.

“Joint efforts are wanted to advertise conservation of cotton, wheat and different cropping programs, in order that the difficulty of late planting and residue burning may very well be solved,” stated Masood.

He was talking on the inaugural of a two-day coaching session on “Conservation of Agriculture Planter (Multi-Crop Mattress Planter)” on the Nationwide Agricultural Analysis Centre (NARC), stated a press launch issued by PARC.

The coaching was collectively organised by the Worldwide Centre on Maize and Wheat Analysis (CIMMYT) and PARC underneath the Agricultural Innovation Programme – a USAID-funded mission.

He stated service suppliers and the personal sector also needs to be concerned within the promotion of those actions.

NARC Director Common Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan appreciated the function of CIMMYT for the promotion and conservation of agriculture within the nation.

He highlighted the efforts of PARC in actions resembling fabrication of zero tillage drill and wheat straw chopper that additionally contributed to the promotion and conservation of agriculture.

CIMMYT cropping system agronomist Dr Imtiaz Hussain knowledgeable the members that multi-crop mattress planters had been offered to nationwide companions resembling agriculture analysis, agriculture extension and seed corporations for testing and demonstration.

This multi-crop planter can be utilized for planting totally different crops resembling cotton, maize, pulses, soybean and wheat on raised beds.

Within the two days of coaching, 24 trainees together with agronomists, agriculture engineers, farm managers and operators from all provinces could be educated in using mattress planters.

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