As many as four scholars of the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) have been awarded PhD degrees completing their research work in the relevant fields.

The Vice-Chancellor has advised the scholars to use their research for the agricultural development of the country and the improvement of farmers.

A brief ceremony was held at the Vice Chancellor’s Secretariat in which Prof Dr Muhammad Farooque Hassan, Vice-Chancellor, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (SBBUVAS) Sakrand, and teachers of different departments of the University participated.

Hidayatullah Kakar, a Scholar in the Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Crop Production, completed the research under the title “Development of bio-char products made from banana waste leaves and their effects on soil assessment and corn production”, Ms Saima Bano, a Scholar of Plant Breeding and Genetics of the same faculty, completed her research on “Genetic experiments in the Dehydration of Mustard Crops during Water scarcity “.

Sajjad Hussain Rind, a Scholar of Plant Protection, Faculty of Crop Protection, completed his research on “Better Agricultural Practices for Control of Thrips in Onions”, while Abid Hussain Khoso, a Scholar of Agronomy, Faculty of Crop Production, completed his research on ” Scholar Abid Hussain Khoso completed his research on “Strategies for Controlling Weeds to Increase Cotton Growth and per acre Yield”. the scholars presented their research theses to Vice-Chancellor Dr Fateh Muhammad Marri.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Dr Fateh Marri directed the scholars to pass on the benefits of their research to the agriculture and farming community, so that agriculture can be developed and the problems during and post-harvest can be overcome.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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