Faculty of Agriculture bags another innovation award

Published On: March 26, 2017

Dr. Abdul Rehman, Assistant Professor of the Department of Agronomy, University of Sargodha and his team have won 1st Position in Technology Awards at the Sixth Invention to Innovation Summit, Buy and Sell Technology, held on March 8-9, 2017 at University of the Punjab, Lahore.

This Summit included exhibition of innovative ideas, sessions about different field of studies and South Asia Triple Helix Association (SATHA) Innovation Awards. There were 70 innovative stalls in which 240 technologies were presented and 300 plus posters were displayed. In different sessions, 75 oral presentations were delivered.

Dr Rehman also got SATHA Innovation Award and Medal for Multipurpose and Multifunction Intercropping Drill. This device is a tractor-drawn implement, which has different functions like cultivation, clod breaking, fertilizer drilling and seed drilling in single operation and is used for different purposes like intercropping, inter-culturing, minimum tillage, ridging and general sowing for small as well as big farmers.

Previous distinctions of the UOS Faculty of Agriculture include: Designing Bud Scooping Machine for Sugarcane, establishing Sargodha University Certified Seedless Citrus Nursery as well as partnering with Pakistan Science Foundation and Lanzhou University International Research Center for Dry land Agro-ecology; and inventing a mobile app for monitoring citrus diseases in Pakistan.