Tag: cropping

Rice-wheat cropping system issues and possible solutions

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RICE-WHEAT cropping system occupies over 24 Mha cropped area in Asia with 13.5 Mha area in South and fulfill need of millions of people. There are several conflicts in this production system such as time of sowing, edaphic, and labour etc. The farmers of rice-wheat zone mainly grow basmati rice, which matures late and delays the paddy harvest and planting of subsequent wheat crop. This late harvest of paddy and management of rice residues are the major hindrances in the seedbed preparation…Read More

Relay Cropping: A way forward to wheat productivity, soil health

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article image With the increasing population throughout the world, food security is a challenge for the scientists, researchers and policy makers. Pakistan is an agricultural country with dense population. Its most important crop is wheat which is used as a staple food throughout the country. Average yield of wheat in Pakistan is about 2.78 t/ha which is much low than in many other countries. There are many factors responsible for this low yield including less availability of the improved seed,…Read More

Relay cropping-a breakthrough to improve soil, air, water quality

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article image UNDER THE circumference of global warming and climate change, emanations of various gases seem to be played most destructive role in changing climate. In agriculture, so called chemical fertilizers or synthetic harmones are considered most effective candidates for instant availability of nutrients. However, complete utilization or uptake by plants is still a question. Not all amounts of available nutrients are used by the plant then where they go.Excess nutrients either deteriorate water quality…Read More

Relay cropping: Breakthrough to improve soil, air and water quality

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article image UNDER THE circumference of global warming and climate change, emanations of various gases seem to have played most destructive role in changing climate. In agriculture, so-called chemical fertilizers or synthetic hormones are considered most effective candidates for instant availability of nutrients. However, complete utilization or uptake by plants is still a question. Not all amounts of available nutrients are used by the plant then where they go. Excess nutrients either deteriorate…Read More