Tag: Crop

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

Prospective of nanotechnology in crop fertilization

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article image NANOTECHNOLOGY is the utilization of materials having the size in nano (1-100 nm in dimension) at scale. The high reactivity of nano-materials (nanoparticles) is related to their small size and thus the control of a large surface area which consults them with superior attributes over larger sized so it’s called bulk or micro particles of analogous chemistry. This upgraded the quality of materials at the nano-scale has led to the use of nano-materials in a variety of applications. For…Read More

Perspective of nanotechnology in crop fertilization

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article image NANOTECHNOLOGY IS the utilization of materials having the size in nano (1-100 nm in dimension) at scale. The high reactivity of nanomaterials (nanoparticles) is related to their small size and thus the control of a large surface area which consults them with superior attributes over larger sized so it’s called bulk or microparticles of analogous chemistry. This upgraded the quality of materials at the nanoscale has led to the use of nanomaterials in a variety of applications. For…Read More

Precision Agriculture – a new approach to crop management

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article image BY 2050, it is expected that the world’s population will reach 9.2 billion people, 34 percent higher than today. Much of this growth will happen in developing countries. To keep up with rising populations and income growth, global food production must increase by 70 percent in order to be able to feed the world. Even the intensively managed cropping systems are becoming unsustainable with respect to increasing profitability. It has become imperative that the next phase of the Green…Read More

Pakistan to have bumper wheat crop this year

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan will reap a bumper wheat crop this year and surplus the target, as harvesting is continuing in Sindh, where production is expected to exceed four million tons, agriculture scientists said. "There are places where 70 to 80 maunds per acre wheat has been produced while at other places 50 to 60 maunds per acre has been harvested," National Coordinator (Wheat), Dr Atiq-ur-Rehman Rattu, said.He was of the view that conducive weather conditions and new wheat…Read More

Impacts of climate change on crop production in Pakistan, future challenges and mitigation strategies

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article image CLIMATE change is a rising issue of agriculture that has a direct impact on crops productivity. Since 4.5 billion years of earth’s formation, its climate has been constantly changing, but these changes mostly occur on two scales i.e. astronomical and geological, and are too slow to observe on a human scale. Climate change is associated directly or indirectly to human activities that alter the global atmospheric composition, which in addition to natural climate variability observed over…Read More

Crop modeling and simulation: A tool for sustaining food security

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article image Food security is a burning issue these days across the world and especially in developing countries including Pakistan where more than 70 per cent population is directly or indirectly engaged with agriculture sector. Among all agricultural products wheat is the most preferring commodity as it is staple food around almost whole parts of the country so it is an important factor in determination of food security. Wheat yield in Pakistan has experienced extreme fluctuations due to the…Read More