Tag: Crop

Hope for small landholders: Crop insurance

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Very 61% of individuals in Pakistan live in provincial zones even without having satisfactory landholdings and adequate money related assets for horticulture to obtain their job. With low level of salary, they are diving into degraded destitution. Difficulties, for example, dubious climate conditions (surges and dry spells), prompting crop disappointment or misfortune, uncertain land possession […]…Read More

Innovative approaches to support Crop Productivity

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article image Innovative approaches are those approaches which renovate the agriculture and aid farming community to increase crop production in sustainable agriculture. These approaches include i.e. Biotechnology, Precision Agriculture, bio-production / Biological fortification, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), rice intensification systems (SRIs), organic farming, conservation agriculture, water Management Systems, natural resource management, urban and peri-urban agriculture, biofuels and […]…Read More

Safflower – a potential industrial crop in Pakistan

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Safflower, botanically Carthamus tinctorius L., and locally known as Kasumba is a crop that has great potential to be sown in Pakistan. The crop can be successfully raised in the present climatic conditions. Its strong stem enables it to withstand drastic climatic variations. Flowers are produced at later stage of growth which produces seeds rich […]…Read More

Exogenous application of silicon enhances crop yields in salt-affected soils

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Soil salinity poses a serious threat for agriculture industry steeply decreasing cultivated area every year all over the world. Pakistan is situated in arid to semi-arid climate having high temperature and a low rainfall accumulating salts at the surface and sub-surface soils causing salinization. Salt affected area in Pakistan is more than7 mha and about […]…Read More

IRSA warned low levels of water in Mangla dam during crop season

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Low levels of water in Mangla dam because of inexpert water management warned Indus Rivers System Authority (Irsa). This may be expected to result in problems in irrigation in coming sowing seasons for winter crops. Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has been made aware by Irsa in a letter written on 24 July that […]…Read More

Kallar Grass “The Salt Grass” an Important Fodder Crop to Ameliorate Salt-Effected Soils

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article image Pakistan is an agricultural country; major part of its population depends on agriculture. Pakistan is located between longitude 61° and 76° E and latitude 24° and 37°N. Major part of the country lies in semi-arid to arid region receiving annual rain fall 250 mm and ranges from 100 – 760 mm. Most of the area […]…Read More

Silicon can increase the crop yield by bounding the cadmium

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article image THE BACK bone of the most developing countries is considered as Agriculture. It contributes about 60-80 percent of GDP of a country. It is the basic source of foreign exchange for a country. Agriculture is not only the source of food for human beings but also a fodder source for animals. Most of the population in the whole world lives on diet based on one or more of the staple foods like, rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum etc. Wheat, rice and maize contributes about two-third of…Read More

Perspective of Camelina sativaas-an oil seed crop

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article image Pakistan is a developing country. With the increasing population, the demand for edible oil increases day by day. In Pakistan cotton sunflower, rapeseed-mustard and canola are considered as major oilseed crops. Pakistan has been constantly and chronically deficient in its production. The country produce only 30% of edible oil and about 70% of the domestic requirements are met through import. Camelina is an important oil seed crop, which have high percentage of oil contents. Its oil is…Read More