HYDERABAD: Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujeebuddin Sehrai on Tuesday emphasized the need for effective research on seed and water utilization in order to achieve maximum yield per acre under the existing climate change.
“The change in climate is adversely affecting the crop cultivation and there is a dire need to adopt measures that could help the agriculture sector, which is the backbone of the country’s economy,” he said.
The vice chancellor was addressing a daylong seminar on crop cultivation under existing climate, organised by the SAU’s Department of Soil Science in collaboration with the Soil Science Society of Pakistan at the university’s main campus in Tando Jam.
Prof Dr Sehrai urged the PhD research scholars to submit their research findings and recommendations in Urdu or Sindh language so that the growers could understand their views and apply the same for strengthening of the soil in order to achieve maximum per-acre yield.
Climate change has become a great challenge for the world, as it is badly affecting the crop trends, he said, adding that agriculture researchers and experts should introduce new methods of soil testing, availability of certified seeds and proper utilization of water for crop cultivation.
Agriculture University Faisalabad Professor Dr Muhammad Yaseen on the occasion highlighted the impacts of the climate change and shared his experience of meeting the challenge through adoption of latest agriculture methods.
Addressing the ceremony, Sindh Abadgar Board Vice President Syed Nadeem Qamar Shah offered utilization of his agriculture land to students, researchers and PhD scholars for research activities.
Among others dignitaries, Department of Soil Sciences Chairman Dr Inayatullah Rajpar and Sindh Soil Science Society Vice President Dr Ghulam Murtaza Jamro also addressed the participants. Dr Javed Ahmed Shah and Dr Qurban Panhwar of Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Saim Kulsoom Babbar of Sindh Agriculture University and Dr Mansoor Bughi of Sindh Agriculture Extension Department on the occasion read out their papers in the technical session of the seminar.