The Changing Agricultural Research Environment

The agricultural research system has undergone significant changes during the past years. Increased workings in agricultural R&D have been accompanied by recent consolidation of Zinc coated fertilizers with advances biotechnology.

By Zeeshan Ali

One critical change in the agricultural research arena has been advances in nutrient management and their availability to plants, which created new technological opportunities. New technological methods, such as nutrient combinations with chemical fertilizers like Zabardast Urea, have made it possible for researchers to reduce the time to improve plant yield, as well as increase their precision in modifying plant behavior to specific nutrient with Zinc enrichment. Therefore, developing new Zinc enriched fertilizers with quantity production- or quality-enhancing of crops is profitable for the agricultural input industry. Many of these crops have capitalized on new linkages between seed and nutrient inputs. New nutrient combinations-better crops supplements established product lines 

and boost yields by expanding the number of crops to be produced with high yields in a cropping year. The development of crops with better responses to nutrients enables us to offer new crop protection technologies.                                               

Globalization of agricultural input markets and falling barriers between research based institutions has provided opportunities to expand their research as well as research efforts in other countries.

Another example general farmer yield enhancing research based program is applied research addressing environmental protection and natural resource conservation, food safety and nutrition, rural development and small farms issues. Generally, these areas continue to grow in importance for the public sector. 

While there is evidence that the agricultural research environment is changing, it is entirely clear how these changes will influence the focus and supply of innovation in fertilizer sector. Many of these changes are expected to further encourage agricultural research. Increased participation in agricultural research based R&D will contribute beneficial technologies, such as Nutrient enriched fertilizers like Zabardast Urea that can boost Crop productivity with specific levels of nutrients supplied and that have enhanced qualities as well. Then R&D must continue to lead these research efforts that promote cooperative efforts between the public and us, it will be a promising means to foster the development of technologies with greater social benefits, as well as improve the sharing of research results and resources. However, we must ensure that our efforts yield the greatest social good, consistent with social and environmental goals. A strong agricultural research system can allay many of the concerns about the changing role of industry R&D, as well as help maximize the benefits of increased research contributions.

Zeeshan Ali

Experienced person with a demonstrated history of working in the fertilizer & Agro-Chemicals industry. Skilled in Plants Nutrition Management, Crop Productivity Enhancement, Fertilizer Management, Advances in Research & Nutrition, Management, Sales, Strategic Planning, and Sales Management. Strong Sales professional graduated from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

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