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Potential use of Nanotechnology in Agriculture

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Currently agriculture sector in Pakistan is facing major environmental challenges like global climate change, urbanization, depleting natural resources and buildup of pollutants in environments associated with the use of agrochemicals. Increasing population is worsening the situation due to rising food demand. So there is need to find efficient and environment-friendly solutions to improve quantity and […]…Read More

Netherlands sees prospects of coop in agriculture

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STAFF REPORT FSD: Netherlands Ambassador to Pakistan Jeanette Seppen has said that they are keen to enhance trade and investment relations with Pakistan, especially in areas of agriculture and agro-based businesses. Talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Seppen said there were prospects for strengthened cooperation in livestock, agriculture and agro-based business, adding efforts were under way to encourage Dutch companies to…Read More

Netherlands sees prospects of coop in agriculture

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Netherlands Ambassador to Pakistan Jeanette Seppen has said that they are keen to enhance trade and investment relations with Pakistan, especially in areas of agriculture and agro-based businesses. Talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Seppen said there were prospects for strengthened cooperation in livestock, agriculture and agro-based business, adding efforts were under way to …Read More

Historical prospects and importance of biological control

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What is biological control? It is a technique of controlling organisms including (insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases) by means of certain other living organisms or their products. It is a way of keeping pests below economic injury levels by the action of microbes, predators and parasitoids. Biological control is an element of an integrated pest management approach. It is an environmentally safe and efficient means of reducing pests by the use of natural enemies. Biological…Read More

Fishtail palm, problems and prospects

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article image INTRODUCTION: Fishtail palm (Caryota mitis) is one of the important palms growing all over the world including Pakistan. It is also known as rabok/tukas or malay and it has leaves that are subdivided twice. It is commonly known as fishtail palm because of shape of leaflets. Its height may reaches 8 m tall. It has unique way of flowering; first of all flowering occurs in the form of clusters from top of a mature palm, later on emerge underneath and so on. Flowers are small having…Read More

Booming business prospects to curtail post-harvest losses

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A SKYROCKET increase in the human population, changes in dietary habits especially in the developing countries towards high quality foods, decrease in the per-capita crop land availability, and poor management are the major implications for food security. Addition to this a large portion of all fresh produce is lost worldwide after harvest due to physiological (wilting, shriveling, chilling injury etc.), pathological (decay due to fungi and bacteria) and physical factors (mechanical injury);…Read More

Telenor boosts job prospects for persons with disabilities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Aimed at enhancing awareness, accessibility and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Telenor Pakistan, through a one of its kind special trainee program Open Mind Pakistan’, has conducted a comprehensive 3-month functional and on-the-job training of 16 persons with physical disabilities in the company. The successful graduation of the first batch was marked by a ceremony, which was attended by top management of the company and important disability advocacy…Read More

QTL analysis: An introduction and future prospects

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article image Biotechnology is a technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. One of its chief applications nowadays is QTL analysis which deals with quantitative trait loci mapping. First of all, we should have some knowledge about the Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) which are stretches of DNA containing or linked to the genes that underlie a quantitative trait. Quantitative traits refer…Read More