A Farmer day was organized by the Department of Agronomy, UAF in collaboration with Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Faisalabad on Maize-Soybean Intercropping. Different Public and Private Research Organizations, Stakeholders, Scientists and Progressive Farmers from all over Pakistan participated in Seminar and Farmer Day.
At the start of the day, a Briefing was given to participants. First of all DG PARB Dr Abid Hussain talked about Soybean Promotion in Pakistan, how it can play role in minimizing import bill and ongoing working Throughout Punjab. He Also talked about Crop diversification Through Soybean Cultivation in Punjab.
Chief Scientist Muhammad Aftab gives introduction about ORI (oil Research Institute) and varieties of Soybean and other Oil seed crops developed by Research Institute.
Dr Muhammad Aslam from UAF shared the whole successful journey of Maize-Soybean Intercropping in his presentation. He tells the participant how they were able to grow Soybean in Maize while not affecting the main crop Maize. He Talked about the recent successful experiment on Mazie-Soybean Intercropping conducted at Agronomy Farm, UAF.
DR Muhammad Ali Raza from Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) give his presentation on Strip Intercropping and his research work in Pakistan. He shares his success story with participants. At the end of this seminar, a Question-Answer session also took place.
After the briefing to Participants, they moved to UAF, to actually demonstrate this Maize-Soybean Intercropping. Here the Vice-chancellor Dr Anas Sarwar Qureshi, University of Agriculture Faisalabad participated in farmers day at Agronomy Farm. Students and Professors also join the farmer day along with the VC of UAF. Dr Haroon Zaman Khan Briefied in the field and answered the questions asked by the participants.
VC UAF, DG PARB and all other participants appreciated this Maize-Soybean Intercropping technology.