Tag: Salt

Integrated use of murate of potash (MOP) with compost- an approach to low salt index

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Potassium (K) is described as quality element and it is one of important macronutrient essential for physiological development of plant. K plays an important role in plant metabolism and considerably increases the grain production. Its determinant effect on crop quality and yield are also considerable. Each kind of fertilizers as it is organic, bio fertilizer […]…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

Effect of salt stress on mungbean

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article image Mung bean (Vignaradiata L.) belongs to family Papilionaceae. It is an important pulse crop in South and Southeast Asia and is widely used due to its nutritional value. It is used in various forms such as cooked foods, mixed with different vegetables and meat as well as different types of cakes and noodles is also formed by using mung bean. In Pakistan, mung bean is grown on an area of 218,000 ha with annual production of 138.46 thousand tons. Mung bean has a high nutritional value. There…Read More

Seed priming-a pragmatic approach to improve crop performance under salt stress

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article image Soil salinity is a serious problem in Pakistan that reduces the crops yield. In Pakistan, about 6.281 million hectares of land are salt-affected, out of which 1.89 million hectares are saline, 1.85 million hectares are permeable saline-sodic, 1.02 million hectares are impermeable saline-sodic and 0.028 million hectares are sodic in nature. It is estimated that out of 1.89 million hectares saline patches, 0.45 million hectares are in Punjab, 0.94 million hectares in Sindh and 0.5 million…Read More

China agrees for mechanical mining in Salt Range

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has recently been signed between the Punjab government and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for mechanical mining of coal in the Salt Range. Secretary Minerals Dr Arshad Mahmood signed the MoU on behalf of the Punjab government and Vice-President Jingkai on behalf of CMEC, says a press release issued here. Under the agreement, the CMEC will carry out mechanical mining of coal in the Salt Range, to be used at coal-…Read More