Seminar on Data Science in precision agriculture

FAISALABAD October 4: The agricultural experts called for promoting modern trends including precision agriculture at national level in order to increase productivity and address the challenges of food security. The University of Agriculture Faisalabad arranged a seminar on modern agriculture at the Center for Advanced Studies Auditorium. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan chaired the session. PMAS University of Arid Agriculture Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman, progressive farmer Afaq Tawana, scientists from Canada including Dr Gurjit Singh Singh, Dr Aitazaz Farooque and Tarandeep Randhawa and also spoke on the occasion. Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that the country faced the worst flood for which the UAF was mapping out a plan to revamp the agriculture. He said that the modern agriculture techniques are the need of the hour to ensure the food security. Prof Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman said that precision farming uses modern technologies to improve crop quality and profitability. It optimizes the use of resources. Therefore, this agricultural management system contributes to the development of sustainable agriculture. Afaq Tiwana said that the country lacks precision agriculture and biotechnology. He said that it is an era of technology and we have to move towards mechanization. Dr Gurjit Singh said that precise farm management approach using smart technologies to ensure that crops and soil receive exactly that they need. Dr Aitazaz Farooque said that they were. Dr Aitazaz Farooque said that the world population will reach to 9.7 billion in 2050. He said that we have to move to autonomous robotics, zero carbon emission and profitable farming. Tarandeep Randhawa said that they had developed a prototype and added that precision agriculture is a way forward for improvement.