Training course was organized in collaboration with Pakistan Society for Agriculture Engineering and International Agriculture Engineering Manufacturing Company CNHI Services.
Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, in collaboration with Pakistan Society for Agriculture Engineering (PSAE) and International Agriculture Engineering Manufacturing Company CNHI Services, organized the training course on ‘Tractor Mechanics and Performance’ for graduating agriculture engineers at the Faculty of Agriculture Engineering.
Vice Chancellor, Dr. Fateh Marri, who distributed shields and certificates among the trainees and management at the closing ceremony on Friday, said in his address that the era of traditional farming is now over. “The world has shifted to large machinery for large scale farming and small machinery for small scale farming and gradually the technology will be fully implemented in farming,” he said.
Dr. Fateh Marri said that agricultural machinery has an importance in the world from sowing to harvesting, and for maintaining the standards of agricultural products for export. “The progressive farmers have adopted new technology for spray, water management and use of energy resources during farming and that’s why in developed countries full attention is being paid to the training of farmers through agricultural engineers.”
Engr. Mansoor Rizvi, President of Pakistan Society for Agricultural Engineering (PSAE) and Focal Person of CNHI Services in Pakistan, said that there was a need to promote the importance of agricultural engineering in the country. “The training of agricultural engineers is essential for achieving better agricultural production, maintaining product quality and saving time.”
Dr. Naimatullah Leghari, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, said that through this training, 150 graduates and undergraduates were trained to operate various tractor and tractor-driven agricultural machinery and equipment.
Prof. Dr. Altaf Siyal said that many new tools and monitoring tools have been invented in agricultural engineering, from which information about agriculture, weather, water management, soil, climate and various climatic hazards can be obtained.
Dr. Mehmood Leghari, organizer of the program and chairman of Department of Energy and Environment, representatives of Al Ghazi Tractor Company Syed Muhammad Usman Saleem, Muhammad Salman and others also addressed on the occasion.
Two scholars of Sindh Agriculture University were awarded PhD degrees after both the scholars presented copies of their research Thesis to the Vice Chancellor.
On the recommendation of Director Advanced Studies and in the light of their research, Sajid Ali Rao and Rasool Bux kalhoro scholars of Sindh Agriculture University were awarded PhD degree at a brief ceremony held at Vice Chancellor Secretariat.
Sajid Ali Rao, a Scholar of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Crop Production, conducted the research on “Quantitative genetic analysis of rapeseed under water stress conditions”, under the supervision of Dr. Abdul Wahid Baloch, while his co-supervisors were Dr. Siraj Ahmed Channa and Dr. Liaquat Ali Bhutto.
Rasool Bux Kalhoro, a Scholar in the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Crop Production, conducted research on “Production Enhancement of Soybean under integrated Agronomic practices”, his supervisors were Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Leghari and Co-Supervisors were Dr. Ghulam Hyder Jamro and Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Keerio. (PR)