Seminar on the Integrated Weed Management

Speakers emphasized on the integrated weed management strategy based on the latest and traditional approaches for agriculture lands to cope with the agriculture losses and get rid of weed. They urged that government must take measures to reduce the impacts of obnoxious weeds and devise rules for controlling the weed at every levels for maximizing the per acre produce.


They stated this on a seminar titled, a useful Way to Weed Eradication "Integrated Weed Management" held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), on March 14, 2018.


The seminar was organized by PMAS-AAUR Department of Agronomy on the direction of Govt. of Punjab for creating awareness among students, faculty, extension department and particularly the farmers about the harmful effects of weed.


Prof. Dr. Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi, Dean, PMAS-AAUR Faculty of Crop & Food Sciences was the chief guest at the seminar while Mr. Sajjad Haider, Deputy Director Fruits and & Vegetables was the guest of honor. Dean, Directors, faculty members and students also attended the seminar.


Prof. Dr Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi, stressed the need of Integrated Weed Management and targeted the farmers to control the weed through adaptation of techniques that are economic, environment friendly and does not harm the health. He said one must also be very careful about importing the varieties of crop, seeds or plant to country by testifying the variety from certified laboratories to avoid the obnoxious conditions in future. He urged students, faculty, researcher, farmers and extension members to come forward for weed management and adopt measures for weed eradication. He applauds the efforts of Punjab Government for uplifting the standards of farming community and welfare of agriculture.


Mr. Sajjad Haider, stressed the need of food security which has been becoming a major challenge for the country either by increasing the area of cultivable land or by increasing the per acre production. He was in view the area of cultivating land cannot be increased due to the rapid growth of population but production can be maximize taking in view the potential and adopting the modern agriculture practices.


Prof. Dr. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan, Chairman Department of Agronomy and Dr. Muhammad Ansar highlighted the agronomic strategies to redesign the cropping pattern, weed management techniques and benefits of weed eradication.


Dr. Muhammad Asghar Malik Agricultural Officer Directorate of Agriculture Extension explained the characteristics of weeds, its classifications, method to control and harmful effect of weeds.


Practically weed was also eradicated from lawn and a walk was also observed to create awareness among the students and society.