• Agri innovation expo held at PMAS-AAUR

    C2 AARU: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) organized Agri. Innovation Expo. & Food Gala 2017, here on Tuesday, with an aim to highlight innovative creative business agriculture products developed by students and to provide them entrepreneurship opportunities in order to cope with the challenge of unemployment. The Expo will also provide an opportunity to access the potential of Pakistan’s agricultural market and to bring together all stakeholders from the public, private, academia, social sectors on one platform to explore new technologies/innovations in the field of food & agriculture sector. The event was orga…Read More

  • Silicon can increase the crop yield by bounding the cadmium

    THE BACK bone of the most developing countries is considered as Agriculture. It contributes about 60-80 percent of GDP of a country. It is the basic source of foreign exchange for a country. Agriculture is not only the source of food for human beings but also a fodder source for animals. Most of the population in the whole world lives on diet based on one or more of the staple foods like, rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum etc. Wheat, rice and maize contributes about two-third of population. Therefore, the quality and quantity of these crops is basic concentration point for the farmers, scientists etc to feed the people of their countries. The wheat is considered a…Read More

  • Biopesticides: key component in integrated pest management

    AGRICULTURE IS facing destructive activities of pests and weeds resulting in dramatic loss of productivity. Advancement in fertilizer and pesticides resolved these crises to great extent. But the overuse of these substances sometime leads to serious threats for soil environment and crops and damaging microbial population in soil and also resistance is produced in pests against these pesticides. Moreover the persistent time of residues of these pesticides is very high.  The gradual reduction in the use of pesticides in agriculture without effecting the quantity and quality of crops production can only be possible if new technologies are adopted that are economically attractive, e…Read More

  • Telenor Khushaal Zamindar Wins PIF Award

    STAFF REPPORT IBD: Pakistan’s premier telecom and digital services provider, Telenor Pakistan’s mobile-agriculture service ‘Khushaal Zamindar’ has bagged the prestigious Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF) Award in the ‘Agri & Rural Innovation’ category at the 3rd Annual Pakistan Innovation Forum 2016. Poised to be Pakistan’s first m-agri service, ‘Khushaal Zamindar’ offers a host of solution-focused and ground-breaking advisory services which aim to facilitate increase in agricultural yield and trigger robust growth in the agriculture sector of Pakistan. The awar…Read More

  • Country’s floriculture share in global market negligible: UAF VC

    STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: Despite a huge potential of producing good quality of flowers, the country’s floriculture share in the international market is negligible.  This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while presiding over the inaugural session of seminar titled “Prospects of bulbous flower production” in Pakistan. It was organised by the Institute of Horticultural Sciences in collaboration with G…Read More

  • Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

    It is expected that global population will reached 9 billion in means we require more agricultural production in order to meet food demands. Otherwise we will be suffering from food security problems. Which is the biggest threat of future. So we have to increase our per unit area production. In agriculture we emphasis on yield. For increasing yield, our farm interprises requires new and innovative technologies to face and overcome these difficult challenges. …Read More

  • We need to shift towards Climate Smart Agriculture now a day, why?

    The world population is increasing day by day and expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.   Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding this growing population but agriculture must adapt   the climate change and help mitigate climate impacts. 570 million farms around the world are   facing the threat of climate change ahead on and yet we demanding more from agriculture than   ever before, more food for growing population and better incomes for those working across the   food chain and the careful management abo…Read More

  • UAF holds awareness walk to mark national tree plantation day

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) held an awareness walk to   mark national tree plantation day aimed at creating the awareness among the people about the   blessings of trees.    The rally organised by the Department of Forestry UAF was led by Vice Chancellor Professor   …Read More

  • Youngest Pakistani PhD

    ISLAMABAD: Dr Azhar Hussain has become the youngest PhD of Pakistan by completing his PhD at the age of 25 years and 10 month. He has completed his PhD in the Soil Science (Specialization: Soil and Environmental Microbiology) from the Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.  Internationally reputed soil microbiologist Dr Muhammad Arshad (Tamga-i-Imtiaz) supervised Dr Azhar. The young PhD is associated a…Read More

  • Pak-China agree for cooperation in R&D of tropical & sub-tropical fruits

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan gives high priority to China for collaboration in various sectors including for the development of agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in the South Asia region. PARC also gives importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub-tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management.  This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultur…Read More