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Satellite for monitoring CPEC projects to blast off in 2018

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A satellite to monitor execution of development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is set to be launched in June 2018. The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and the China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed an agreement for the development and launch of the "Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) System," said an official close to the projects under the CPEC. Minister for Planning,…Read More

Beware for abundance of Nutrient Blast

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article image FERTILIZERS AND pesticides are considered to be the key platyers of better crop production. Fertilizers have to play their specific nutritious task whereas pesticides and other chemicals are known for their vitality in providing the protective umbrella against insects, diseases, and weeds. After the establishment of the Punjab Agricultural College Lyallpur (Faisalabad) in 1906, the researc-h activities on crop were started. In 1909, the research work on nitrogen requirements of different…Read More

Role of silicon in rice blast resistance

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article image Rice is the second most important food crop after wheat in Pakistan. In last few years rice yield has been found diminishing and nutritional imbalance has been reported as one of major reasons. In a more specific study of nutrients; the micronutrients have now have been found equally important as macronutrients although they are required in a minute quantity. Balancing the micronutrients for rice cultivation enhances the quality and yield. Micronutrients such as silicon are the most…Read More