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PAU signs MoA with Hoshiarpur Steels for Smart Seeder

Ludhiana, April 26, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
A memorandum of agreement on tractor operated PAU Smart Seeder was signed between Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and M/s Hoshiarpur Steels, village Dhadha, district Jalandhar, Punjab.

Dr Ajmer Singh Dhatt, Director of Research; Dr Ashok Kumar, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology and Director of Extension Education; and Dr Gursahib Singh Manes, Additional Director of Research (Farm Machinery and Bioenergy) congratulated Dr Rajesh Goyal, Scientist and Dr Manpreet Singh, Extension Scientist for the commercialization of the technology .

The Head of the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering Dr Mahesh Kumar Narang told that this machine will help in managing paddy straw management as this machine has advantages of Super Seeder and Happy Seeder technology.

As per the details provided by the concerned scientists, PAU Smart Seeder places wheat seeds in a well-tilled narrow band of soil and covers the seed rows with soil, using furrow closing rollers. This machine can be operated with a 45 to 50 hp tractor. The field capacity and fuel consumption of the machine is 0.4 ha/h and 5.5 l/acre, respectively.

Dr Usha Nara, Plant Breeder, Technology Marketing and IPR cell, PAU informed that the University has signed 289 MoAs till date with different companies/firms/individuals. She also told this was the eighth MoA for this technology.

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