A student company has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) for producing palm pollen spray. Called Laqah, the company, comprising seven students, has signed a one-year contract with MoAF.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Mouath Siad al Shuaili, CEO of Laqah, said, “Laqah means pollen. We are working to develop a new product that will replace traditional palm pollination operations with modern techniques by preventing insects and fungi at the same time.”
He added, “We aim to open production lines for non-self-pollinating plants and switch from the traditional pollination techniques to modern technologies which will help obtain sufficient production solutions.”
Shuaili said their company also competed in the Injaz Competition.
“We are working in the agricultural field. We finished the prototype based on the lab results, and we are ready to conduct field experiments. By the next semester we will be ready with the product.”
“Oman needs such projects to enhance the developments in the agricultural field. We will also work alongside the Oman Million Palms project. Our product will help save money and time,” said Shuaili.
He added, “We have a contract with MoAF and they will provide us space and offer technical advice to use the labs.”
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