Agricultural Engineering Institute (AEI) organized a mega farmer gathering at Govt Seed Farm, Chillianwala with collaboration of Adaptive Research Farm, Gujranwala.
Islamabad: On 02-12-2021, a mega farmer gathering was organized at Govt Seed Farm, Chillianwala by Agricultural Engineering Institute (AEI) with collaboration of Adaptive Research Farm, Gujranwala. AEI, PARC successfully demonstrated a newly developed Combine Seeder or Super Seeder machine with collaboration of Greenland Engineers, Daska. A large number of farmers, Agricultural Extension Officers participated in the event. The Seeder can plant wheat crop directly in combine-harvested rice stubbles and residue in a single operation by incorporating it in the soil. Using this technology, the farmer will not need to burn their crop residue in the field, which is a big threat for environment and causes SMOG and road accidents. Director Agriculture (FT&AR), Gujranwala, Dr. Muzzammil Hussain, Director Agriculture (Ext), Gujranwala, Javed Iqbal, DG Agriculture Engineering Division, PARC, Islamabad, Engr. Zulfiqar Ali, Director, Agricultural Engineering Institute, NARC, Dr. Hafiz Sultan Mahmood addressed the participants and farmers for adopting Combine Seeder, which is an ideal solution against burning of rice crop residues and saving of organic matter and land preparation cost.
(Atiq ul Hassan Qureshi)
Incharge (PR&P) PARC