To cope up with the challenges in the mechanization of agriculture, Chairman PARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan arranged a field demonstration of mechanical pruner in presence of an honorable Federal Minister for M/o National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam on March 1, 2021, at Citrus Orchard of NARC.
DG NARC, Engr. Shamimul Sibtain Shah and other high officials also joined the field demonstration. This was a single-arm pruner having five saw disc cutters on it. The pruner machine mounted on an 85-hp tractor is delivered to Agricultural Engineering Institute, NARC by Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute, Multan on the request of Chairman, PARC for demonstration purpose.
The machine is tractor front-mounted and is operated by a hydraulic pump and motors operated by a tractor PTO shaft. “At the occasion, Syed Fakhar Imam expressed his views “Like in socio-economic development sectors the most important factor for agronomists, agricultural scientists, researchers, and farmers are to seek technological transformation in agriculture.
Original Link: https://www.brecorder.com/news/40070045