Tag: Botanical

Book Review: An Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terminologies

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article image Hasnain Nangyal is an eminent research fellow who has rendered immaculate work by creating a glossary of botanical terminologies that is a great contribution in the academic sphere particularly in the field of botany. Hasnain utilized his publishing experience as he is a regular contributor of Technology Times, Microbiology World, By Science it will be a paradise, Biocogzine Newsletter etc. This is the maiden book on this subject and no prior work is done so far from Pakistan. Hasnain…Read More

Botanical moot stresses need for more students research

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STAFF REPORT UPPER DIR: Students are the brighter future of Pakistan and they need to focus more on focus on research in order to compete with the world. He said the students should be proud of getting higher education in the remote area. Dr Anwer Naseem of Karachi University said that SBBU has progressed fast in the remote but beautiful town of Sheringal. "Change could only be brought through quality education, especially in science and technology to ensure a country’s…Read More

Speakers project botanical gardens role for biodiversity

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article image STAFF REPORT PSR: Botanic gardens are uniquely positioned to help address the issues relevant to restoring ecosystems. They provide knowledge and expertise in plant taxonomy, horticulture, biodiversity inventory, conservation biology, and restoration ecology and ethno botany - all key elements for achieving successful restoration.These views were expressed by speakers at a recently organized three-day conference on the Role of botanical gardens in biodiversity conservation and sustainable…Read More

Botanical pesticides for sustainable agriculture

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article image By Faizan Wazir and Asia NosheenPLANTS ARE considered as natural laboratories in which a great number of chemicals are biosynthesized. These diverse groups of chemicals protect plants from attack of pathogens and predators. By studying the diverse chemistries of many different plant species, scientists have discovered many useful compounds that can be used as bio-pesticides.Plant extracts have been used as biological pesticides for many decades. The first botanical insecticide dates back to the…Read More