Tag: disease

ETIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF GREEN MOLD DISEASE IN BUTTON MUSHROOM

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Mushroom is a perishable fruiting body which grows above ground on the surface of the soil. Mushrooms are saprophytic basidiomycete grown on dead organic waste materials mostly deciduous hardy plants. Mushrooms are edible and consumed worldwide. Having low-fat percentage it is a good alternate for the high blood pressure and diabetes infected patients. Mushrooms are […]…Read More

Need to keep panama disease at bay

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Panama disease of banana is posing a great risk to global banana production in many states. Tropical Race 4 (TR4), which affects Cavendish bananas as well as many other banana cultivars, was confirmed for the first time outside Southeast Asia in Jordan in 2013. This disease has drastically declined the banana production in most of the states. In Pakistan, bananas are majorly produced in the Sindh and Balochistan provinces. Symptoms of Fusarium wilt, including wilting of leaves and vascular…Read More

Wheat farmers cautioned about rust disease

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STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture experts have advised farmers to closely monitor wheat crop at a delicate growth stage of grain formation and warned them to beware of Aphid attack and Rust disease that had caused reduction in wheat production last year in Punjab. Wheat is a main food crop that meets 75 per cent of the domestic food requirements and experts believe farmers should be vigilant in the crop care to ensure that the country should meet target of 19.5 million tons wheat, says a…Read More

Ebola virus disease

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article image Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is acute, serious illness lead to death, formerly known as Fatal Hemorrhagic Fever in humans and mammals, caused by genus Ebolavirus, family Filoviridae, and order Mononegavirale. It is negative sense single stranded RNA and disease is caused by Zaire ebolavirus. EVD is highly fatal disease and epidemic in South Africa, transmitted by wild animals and spread through humans to humans. It affects human and non human primates. EVD in human being is caused by four…Read More

Celiac disease, myths or facts

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article image Is the food you’re eating making you sick? End your medical odyssey and get the right diagnosis. Celiac disease is often interrelated with a multitudinous number of complications besides being atrophy of small intestinal villi. Gluten fraction "glidian" has been traced back as a pathogenic factor and one of the major leading causes of celiac disease (Gujral et al., 2003). Wheat, barley and rye are the major cereal morbific agents for inducing celiac trauma (Carlos et…Read More

PAD initiative to distribute free Disease Resistant wheat seeds to growers

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STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has decided to distribute free of cost wheat seed to 23,838 growers in the province. The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 300 million for this programme. The balloting method will be adapted to enlist the growers who will be provided with the wheat seeds. This was divulged by Senior Official of PAD. He said that each enlisted farmer will be provided with free 200 kilogram seed for cultivation of wheat at area…Read More

PAD initiative to distribute free Disease Resistant wheat seeds to growers

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article image STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has decided to distribute free of cost wheat seed to 23,838 growers in the province. The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 300 million for this programme. The balloting method will be adapted to enlist the growers who will be provided with the wheat seeds. This was divulged by Senior Official of PAD. He said that each enlisted farmer will be provided with free 200 kilogram seed for cultivation of wheat at area…Read More

Climate change to worsen Pak disease encumbrance, Mushahidullah Khan

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SIDRA SAIF ISB: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan has expressed his deep resentment by saying that Pakistan’s disease burden and its overall impact on socio-economic development gains made in recent years will further rise. He said that this will lead to rising death tolls in coming years because of abruptly changing climate. "Most of such deaths will be in urban areas where living standard and health quality of the people are continuously deterring,…Read More

UAF scientists develop vaccine to control poultry disease

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Scientists at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad have developed a vaccine that will save poultry birds from Newcastle disease (Ranikhet). It is the first of its kind vaccine produced through cell culture that can bear temperatures of up to 26 degrees Celsius compared to imported vaccines that cannot tolerate temperatures above 8 degrees Celsius. The new vaccine is comparatively cheaper than the imported ones and will help save billions of rupees annually in…Read More