University also has started work on banana waste to prepare thread, organic fertilizer and other products – VC Fateh Marri
Tando Jam: Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam has started research on disease-free mango plants. In the first phase some 1000 plants will be produced and later 20000 plants will be produced every year.
The details of such a research for producing disease-resistant mango plants were shared at a meeting of teachers and experts held at the Crop Production Faculty of Sindh Agriculture University on Monday. Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor SAU Tandojam attended the meeting as a guest.
Vice Chancellor was informed that experts of Sindh Agriculture University have started research on disease-free mango varieties at the Faculty of Crop Protection and the mango growers would get disease-free plants for their orchards.
The experts while speaking at the meeting proposed to make organic manure from waste vegetables from markets and biogas energy from dung from dairy farms.
Dr. Fateh Marri said that instead of disposing of leftover or wasted vegetables in Khawaja Stop and Hyderabad vegetable markets, organic fertilizers can be prepared by processing these vegetables, and biogas and organic manure can be made from animal dung from dairy farms.
Vice Chancellor announced launching of Green Youth Movement comprising students for tree planting and other healthy activities. “HEC Green Youth Movement is being formed for other healthy activities including tree planting campaign for the students,” he told.
Earlier, addressing the event after the inauguration of the tree planting campaign by the Department of Agronomy, Dr. Fateh Marri said that the global warming and climate change in the country could create a very dangerous situation.
He said that vegetated cover in developed countries of the world is 7% while in our country this proportion is limited to only 3%, which is also declining by 1.5% annually according to the research of FAO.
He said that the aim of Sindh Agriculture University is to give importance to modern agriculture instead of traditional and hereditary farming methods, and added that Sindh Agriculture University has started work on banana waste to prepare thread, organic fertilizer and other products from banana wastage. “Bio Agriculture and bioscience need to be further expanded,” he said.
He said that SAU is starting a project of planting trees on both sides of Hyderabad to Mirpur Khas Road as joint venture with a road company.
Dr. Aijaz Soomro, Chairman, Department of Agronomy, said that in developed countries, trees are considered to be the lungs of the environment, and forests are considered a symbol of a pleasant environment and more new forest are being planted in those countries..
Dean Dr. Qamar-ud-Din Chachar, Dr. Syed Ghias-ud-Din Shah Rashdi, Dr. Naimatullah Leghari, Dr. Jan Muhammad Marri, Dr. Inayatullah Rajpar, Dr. Syed Zia Abbas Shah, Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kambhar, Dr. Qamar-ud-Din Jogi, Dr. Mahmooda Bahram Bariro and others were present. (PR)