Weed Eradication Campaign Launched at PMAS-AAUR

Modern farming technology should be utilized to get rid of weed and proper planning is needed to re-design cropping patterns to control weed, speakers at the launching ceremony of the Weed Eradication Campaign on August 6, 2018.


The event was held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) where experts emphasized that an integrated weed management plan must be devised for each farm and urged the government to take steps to set a rule for pernicious weed.


The campaign was launched by PMAS-AAUR Department of Agronomy under the direction of the Punjab Agriculture Secretary with an aim to create awareness about benefits of weed eradication.


PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Sarwat N. Mirza was the chief guest and faculty members, students, officials from the Punjab Agriculture Departments and farmers from different areas were also present.


Prof Dr Sarwat N. Mirza suggested that the agriculture departments of each province should focus on removing weed in their extension and training programmes.


He argued that integrated weed management is the need of the hour to overcome the losses they cause.


Department of Agronomy Chairman Prof Dr Fayyazul Hassan and Dr Mohammad Ansar said farmers have to pay special attention to weed eradication from fields.


The university's chancellors, along with faculty members and students, inaugurated the campaign by removing weed from sports grounds, lawns and research area of the university.