Agriculture scientists urged to produce High quality mangoes nurseries
Additional Secretary Agriculture (Planning), Ahmad Ali Zafar has urged upon the agricultural scientists to introduce high quality mango varieties to attract the US and European markets. Talking to newsmen after the visit of Mango Research Station Shujabad here on Sunday, Ahmad Ali Zafar said there was no alternate of Pakistani mango type ‘Chaunsa’ and Anwar Ratole across the world. He directed the agri scientists to produce nurseries of high quality mangoes and provide them to growers at cheapest rates. He said that agricultural scientists should introduce the disease resistant varieties. He said $30 million revenue was obtained by exporting mango to the US, European markets this year and it could be increased by producing high quality mangoes through better management of mango gardens.
Earlier, talking to the training participants organised under agriculture sector linkages programme Ali Zafar stressed the participants to create awareness among mango growers regarding better management of mango for boosting mango yield.
Khalid Mehmood said Multan, Muzaffargarh, Khangarh, Shujabad and Rahimyar Khan districts contribute 63 percent share from total mango gardens of Punjab. He said training was being imparted to agricultural officers (extension) for stepwise management of mango gardens.