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Pakistan

UAF chalks out plan to produce quality wheat seed

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has chalked out a plan to produce quality wheat seed for next season for farming community.
Published 17 Apr, 2020 12:00am

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has chalked out a plan to produce quality wheat seed for next season for farming community.

This was stated by UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf while visiting farms situated at UAF Water Management Research Centre. He was flanked by Director Water Management Dr Muhammad Irshad, Treasure/Registrar Umer Saeed Qadri, Principal Officer Estate Management Dr Qamar Bilal, Secretary to Vice Chancellor Muhammad Jamil, Research Officer Ahmad Waqas and other notables.

Dr Muhammad Ashraf said UAF's wheat productivity was expected to boost up compared to last years. He stressed upon the scientists to develop short stature and large wheat varieties for the food security of the country, adding the step would help increase per acre productivity and income of the farming community.

He said wheat variety titled Anaj was grown at UAF farm with a single watering instead of three to five watering. He said "we have to shift our agricultural towards water efficient crop." He said it had become need of the hour to shun traditional farming and to promote high-efficient irrigation agriculture for a better tomorrow. He said at the time of inception of the country, per capita water availability was 5000 cubic meter which had not declined to less than 900 cubic meter. He said that experimental agricultural farms would be made model farms not only for the students but also farmers as a move towards agricultural growth.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2020

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