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Food legumes production requires innovative strategies

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article image Staff Report FSD: An international seminar on "Innovative strategies for enhancing production of food legumes" was held recently in Faisalabad. The objectives of the seminar were to identify, assess and find out ways for opting innovative strategies and methodologies for the development of production of food legumes in Pakistan. University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) organized the seminar in which considerable number of delegates, agriculture and food scientists,…Read More

Innovative strategies a must to escalate food legumes production

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article image Staff Report FSD:An international seminar on "Innovative strategies for enhancing production of food legumes" was held recently in Faisalabad. The objectives of the seminar were to identify, assess and find out ways for opting innovative strategies and methodologies for the development of production of food legumes in Pakistan. University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) organized the seminar in which considerable number of delegates, agriculture and food scientists,…Read More

Saline agriculture impression in soils and its management strategies

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article image AGRICULTURAL productivity is severely affected by soil salinity because salt levels are harmful to plant growth. Estimates show that at present about 20 per cent of the irrigated land in the world is affected by salinity. The loss of cultivable land due to salinity is likely to increase over the next 20 years. At present, there are nearly 954 million hectares of saline soils on the earth’s surface. All these salt affected soils are distributed throughout the world. The total…Read More

Impacts of climate change on crop production in Pakistan, future challenges and mitigation strategies

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article image CLIMATE change is a rising issue of agriculture that has a direct impact on crops productivity. Since 4.5 billion years of earth’s formation, its climate has been constantly changing, but these changes mostly occur on two scales i.e. astronomical and geological, and are too slow to observe on a human scale. Climate change is associated directly or indirectly to human activities that alter the global atmospheric composition, which in addition to natural climate variability observed over…Read More

Strategies to minimise post-weaning stress

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article image Agriculture is the back bone in the economy of Pakistan. It contributes about 21% in the national GDP with the major share of livestock about 55.1% in the agriculture value added and 11.6% in the national GDP. Annual growth rate of livestock has been recorded 4%. Demand for milk and meat based protein is ever increasing in human population. Calves are major source of replacement for any farm and every new born calf shows prospect and is supposed to enhance or sustain the flock volume.…Read More

Saline agriculture impression in soils and its management strategies

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article image Causes of salt accumulation The location of Pakistan is in arid and semi-arid climatic zones. The average summer temperature is about 45°C and the minimum winter temperature remains between 2°C to 5°C. The annual rainfall varies between 100 mm to 700 mm throughout the country. The evaporation rate is generally very high and exceeds that of precipitation. Thus, the insufficient rainfall followed by high evaporative demand and shallow ground water depth, enhances the movement of salts…Read More

Coupling of biological and advanced chemical oxidation strategies

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article image Environmental pollution is a major concern in Pakistan and this problem is constantly on the rise. The situation is worsening due to unchecked disposal of industrial and municipal effluents into local environments, spills during transportation, leakage from waste disposal and storage sites, hospital wastes, urban solid waste and excessive agrochemicals application in agriculture. These are the factors mainly contributing to the deterioration of agricultural lands and water quality. In…Read More

Agronomic strategies need of the hour

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STAFF REPORT FBD: In order to ensure food security agricultural scientists desperately need to devise new agronomic strategies by utilising innovative technologies keeping in view the rapidly increasing population and decreasing water and soil resources in the country."We did not prioritise agricultural sector in accordance with the international standards since 80s onward that is why we are lagging behind in productivity," said Waseem Mukhtar, Secretary Agriculture Government of…Read More