(BZU, Multan 06 Februray 2021) Chairman, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan together with Dr.Sarfraz Ahmad Member NR/Finance PARCvisited the PARC Research & Training Station, BZU Multan on February, 06,2021. The Worthy Chairman PARC witnessed the various field trials of Oilseeds, Pulses and Cereals particularly the National Uniform Yield Trials on Taramira, Rapeseed, Mustard and Chickpea at the experimental area of the Station. He met with the Research Fellows of M.Sc (Hons) Agronomy and got observation regarding Research studies and PRTS, Multan. He appreciated the efforts being carried out in the field as there was first time in PRTS Multan that National Coordinator of various field cropshave been engaged in the collaborative experimentationat the station for good will of National Agricultural Research System (NARS). The PRTS under the new leadership and technical guidance of Mr.MumtazHussain, PSO emerged as strong National Collaborator for the various oilseeds, pulses and cereals in coordination with the Oilseeds, Pulses and Wheat Coordinators/ Program Leader.
He briefed the Chairman PARC and Member NRD/Finance about the Farmers Field Trials at various localities of Southern Punjab in coordination with Malik Muhammad Yousaf Director, AZRI, Bahawalpur regarding the “Cultivation and promotion Ispagholon sandy soil in Southern Punjab” and Dr.Sikandar Khan Program Leader (Wheat) NARCabout the “Cultivation of Zincol Wheat on Ridge Sowing for demonstration on farmer’s field clay loam soils respectively.
The worth Chairman PARC, Member NRD and Chairman Agronomy BZU & Director AZRI planted the trees at the lawn of PRTS, Multan to promote the “PM campaign of Clean and Green Pakistan.” The worthy Chairman PARCDr.Azeem Khan and all other experts visited the IPM lab in which they observed the reearing of Sitotrogacereallelaand Chrosopyrilla and prepration of Trichogramma cards for Bioontrol of Sugarcane, pulses and vegetables.
The Director PRTS Multan Mr.MumtazHussain briefed him about the research activities and recent initiative taken to uplift the PRTS, Multan. The Chairman PARC guided and asked them work on Organic Agriculture and rename the station into “Organic Agriculture Research Centre, PARC, Multan and he urged to extend the cooperation between the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, BZU, Multan.
Proff.Dr.NazimHussainLabar,Chairman, Department of Agronomy BZU, Multan, Malik Muhammad Yousaf, Director AZRI, Bahawalpur, Proff. Dr.AamirNawaz Chairman (Horticulture) BZU, Multan, Ummadud din Umar, Associate Proff.(PP) BZU,Multan, Malik Muhammad Yousaf, Director AZRI, Bahawalpur, AsifZulfiqar, Scientific Officer were also present in the briefing.
Before the visit of PRTS Multan, The worthy Chairman and Member NR alongwith Director PRTS, Multan and Director AZRI, Bahawalpur visited the research trials of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan. The VC MNS, UA Multan Proff. Dr. Muhammad Asif gave briefing about research and development activities of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan.