Tag: wheat

Role of bacterial and fungal endophytes in the expression of defense genes against leaf rust of wheat and their activities as a biofertilizer

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Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is the most widely grown crop in the universe. Wheat is one of the most domestic food crop in Pakistan and other many countries of the world from 8000 years. It is the most consumed food grain and its productions leads almost all agriculture products like maize, rice and vegetables.  Wheat as […]…Read More

Role of ‘B’ Nutrition in Drought Resistance in Wheat and Rice

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article image Water, the most important component of life, is rapidly becoming a critically short commodity for humans and crop production. Limited water supply is one of the major abiotic factors that adversely affect agricultural crop production worldwide. Drought stress influences the normal physiology and growth of plants in many ways. It results in an increase of […]…Read More

16.4-million-acre land cultivated for 20 million tons wheat

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Provincial government has planned wheat cultivation on 16.4-million-acre land to attain 20 million tons yield this year said, Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha Punjab Minister for Agriculture. “Agriculture Department has planned to launch a scheme in 12 districts of the province where cultivators would be provided gypsum on half rate to curb problems of water logging […]…Read More

Yellow/stripe rust in wheat

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article image Wheat is the major and staple crop in Pakistan. It is cultivated on more than eight million hectares. Major limiting factor to the production of wheat is the diseases caused by fungus, nematodes, bacteria and other A-biotic factors. Wheat yellow rust is present worldwide causing more than 70% losses in wheat. Four major epidemics due to yellow rust were recorded in 1978, 1997-98 and 2005 and caused loses of US 244 million dollars, 33 million dollars and 100 million dollars to the…Read More

Scientists review wheat research at US-funded seminar

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Dozens of Pakistani scientists and agricultural experts at the US-funded Travelling Wheat Seminar reviewed the latest wheat research and shared experiences. The annual seminar, organised by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), brought together wheat scientists from all over Pakistan to observe and discuss wheat research at the (PARC) wheat research centres. "Wheat scientists are able to…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

Silicon application can minimize cadmium accumulation in wheat

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article image Si is beneficial in healthy growth and development of plant. Different studies have proved that plant growth significantly increased by Si application. Beneficial effects of Si are prominent when plants subjected to multiple stresses (biotic and abiotic stress). It reduces toxicity of heavy metals, accumulation and uptake in plants. Si makes plant resistant against diseases caused mostly due to fungi and bacteria. It optimises the hormones and enzymatic balance in plants which helps in…Read More

Shelf life extension of wheat flour chapatti through various techniques

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article image GRILLING A pizza has become fashionable but there is at least one traditional product that is tailor made for grill is chapatti. Since no Pakistani meal is complete without accompanying bread with it, unless it’s a rice dish. Bread is served with every single meal three times a day in an average Pakistani home. Fresh breads are cooked with every meal on day to day basis in Pakistan. The variety of bread that is cooked on normal cooking stove is "flat breads". Flat breads are…Read More