Accordingly, SQU will cooperate with the ‘One Million Date Palm Tree Project’ supervised by the Diwan of the Royal Court in terms of agricultural, manufacturing and study elements via the laboratory evaluation of soil, water, plant tissues and fruit from the farms and use of treated wastewater for irrigation of the farms.
The cooperation agreement was signed by Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim al Mahrouqi, SQU deputy vice chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, and Dr Saif bin Rashid al Shaqsi, director common of One Million Date Palm Tree Project at the Diwan of Royal Court.
Dr Rahma stated that the cooperation programme comes inside the framework of current and ongoing study cooperation among SQU and the One Million Date Palm Tree Project.
“Conducting study on agriculture, nature of soil, water and fertiliser is an crucial element to the achievement of the date palm tree project.
“The College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at SQU is well equipped with qualified research staff and it contributes actively to the continuity and progress of related sectors,” she added.
Dr Shaqsi stated SQU has fantastic expertise in this field and the cooperation among the two organisations continues in several fields. He thanked the university for its assistance and hoped that the cooperation programme would flourish and serve the Omani society in the future, by enhancing the high quality of the fruits by making use of the correct sort of fertilisers and water and studying their influence on the high quality of fruits.
Information Source: Muscat Daily