Experts from the Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam have started research on disease-free mango plants and decided to produce 1,000 plants at the Faculty of Crop Protection in the first phase and later enhance the numbers plants to 20,000 every year.
On a proposal from experts proposed to make organic manure from wasted vegetables from markets and biogas energy from dung from dairy farms, SAU Vice Chancellor Dr Fateh Marri has announced the formation of a Green Youth Movement comprising students for tree planting and other healthy activities.
The Vice Chancellor was informed that the objective of starting research was to facilitate the mango growers to get disease-free plants for their orchards. He said instead of disposing of leftover or wasted vegetables in Khawaja Stop and Hyderabad vegetable markets, organic fertilizers can be prepared by processing these vegetables, while biogas and organic manure can be made from animal dung from dairy farms.
He said the aim of SAU is to give importance to modern agriculture instead of traditional and hereditary farming methods. The SAU has started work on banana waste to prepare thread, organic fertilizer and other products, he said and added, bio agriculture and bio-science need to be further expanded.