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Deficiency of Essential Nutrients in Plant Growth

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article image A substance that give nourishment compulsory for the continuation of life and for growth are known as nutrients. Plants require the correct blend of supplements to live, develop and replicate. At the point when plants endure from ailing health, they indicate manifestations of being unfortunate. Too little or a lot of anyone supplement can bring […]…Read More

Zinc deficiency in humans and agronomic biofortification

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Zinc is one of the essential elements necessary for the normal growth and development of humans and plants. Zinc is an essential element required for metabolic activities of 300 enzymes of body, and also requires for DNA synthesis, protein synthesis and cell division, these enzymes played an important role in metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Zinc is very essential element for growth of tissues, healing of wounds, maintenance of connective tissues, functioning of immune system,…Read More

Physiological role of zinc and its deficiency consequences in plants

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Zinc is an essential micro‐nutrients required in optimum quantity to harvest the potential of the plants and to get the maximum yield. Its deficiency is a major yield reducing factor especially in the several Asian countries. Thirty percent soils and more than two billion people in the world are deficient in Zinc. The optimum status of zinc in soils is 1.17 ppm and about 70 per cent of cultivated area of Pakistan is considered as zinc deficient, and its deficiency is third most serious crop…Read More

Iodine biofortified tomatoes: Alleviating iodine deficiency in Pakistan

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Healthy and well-balanced diet is necessary for a healthy Pakistan. Poor nutrition and insanitary livelihood affect the health of children as mineral deficiency causes malnutrition, also called as "HIDDEN HUNGER". Approximately 1200 children under the age of five years die each day in the country and more than 1/3rd deaths are due to malnutrition. Daily calories should be carefully met; deficiency of any essential dietary elements causes health problems, like iodine deficiency,…Read More

Forest deficiency still a problem despite heavy saplings

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is a forest-deficient country and only 5.2 per cent of the area is covered with forests. Although millions of saplings have been planted in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad this year, the country is still far from achieving an optimal percentage of its land covered by forests. "The sapling needs care which can be provided with water and fertilizers," said a teacher at the Arid Agriculture University’s Department of Environmental Science…Read More

Boron deficiency-an overshadow for paddy yield

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article image By Awais Ahmad and Muhammad Imran Azeem RICE IS one of the major staple food crops of Pakistan and presently the area under rice cultivation is almost 2.3 million hectare (M ha). It not only fulfills our domestic requirement but also a good source of foreign exchange. Our national average yield is 2.00 tons per hectare. Although we are producing good quality rice but we are lagging behind major rice producing countries like China and India, etc. in per unit area production. The underlying…Read More