Tag: soil

Response of Acacia nilotica raised in silt soil as affected by compost

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Acacia nilotica is multipurpose nitrogen fixing tree legume and commonly found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Most of the Acacia species are local to Africa and others belong to the subcontinent, especially in India and Pakistan. It has the ability to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses, however extremely defenseless to frost, particularly in the early […]…Read More

Soil fertility release management

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The loss of soil fertility is an important problem in large areas that have been utilized for agricultural production. Enhanced concentration, intensification and specialization of crop and livestock production without sufficient consideration of the natural site-specific soil and climate conditions caused pronounced degradation and partly irreversible damage of the soil including such processes as soil […]…Read More

Transgenic plants and their effect on beneficial soil fauna

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Soil represents a favorable habitat for microfauna and is inhabited by a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, algae, viruses, and protozoa. According to one study, there is about one and ten million microorganisms present per gram of soil with bacteria and fungi being the most dominant. A renowned scientist once remarked, “Soil deprived […]…Read More

Sindh Province’s Soil Fertility Atlas Study Report launched by the US

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Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council has graced the inauguration of “Sindh Province’s Soil Fertility Atlas Study Report” accompanied by Grace Shelton who is the US Consul. This joint venture is the part of a collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of National Food Security and […]…Read More

Pakistani Soil Scientist brings Laurels to the Country

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article image A distinguished soil scientist of Pakistan, Dr. Abdul Rashid, has brought laurels to the country by receiving the prestigious J. Benton Jones Award at 15th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis held in Nanjing, China on 14­-18 May, 2017.  This Award is conferred biennially by the Soil and Plant Analysis Council of USA to […]…Read More

Impact of mulching on soil health and plant growth

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article image THE ENGLISH word mulch has been used since the 17th century, is probably derived from the German vernacular "Molsch" meaning soft or beginning to decay. Mulch is a material applied to the soil surface to prevent loss of water by evaporation, to suppress weeds, to reduce temperature fluctuations or to promote productivity. It is one of the important agronomic practices for conserving soil moisture and modifying the soil health. Nature produces large quantities of mulch all the time…Read More

Biochar and soil health relations and benefits

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article image Soil is a major part of life of human being which supports a man from its birth to death. Its creation is not just within days or months or years, it needs centuries. It`s maintenance is essential for every generation with the climate simultaneously. It is basically itself a whole world. It has nutrients, elements, organic matter, a lot of species of organisms and indirectly a symbol of life. A wide range of biodiversity survives in it. Human extract a…Read More

Sulphur status in soil and its prominence in plants

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article image Sulphur (S) is crucial nutrient element for plants growth and development. The protein forming sulphur nutrient, is 9th in the row of 17 essential nutrients. Sulphur is an imperative nutrient for best plant growth: it is one of the fundamental macro elements essential for better plant growth. Sulphur is a component of methionine and cysteine in plants. Quality and yield of oil seed crop can affected due to inadequate supply of sulphur nutrient. It is also…Read More

Protect Soil to "Protect Agriculture"

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article image A plant is standing with full courage and phenotypically looks healthy, the reason behind this is what, that is soil, which support the plants. It stands so strongly that a strong flood will lose its velocity of speed just because of those plants that are supported by soil. The unconsolidated material or upper layer of earth where nutrients are present known as soil. Soil provides physical support to the plants. It is complex mixture of minerals such as water (25%), air (25%),…Read More

Soil deserves love and care

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article image Adam and Eve were living peacefully when Satan whispered and they were thrown out of the heaven. Human were living peacefully enjoying serenity and beauty of nature Satan again whispered "industrialization" and destroyed the peace of planet earth. Then the giant started, this planet had become a kingdom of industry. Factories propagated on the land like weeds. Trees vanished, fields were barren, rivers blackened. The sky clogged on ash and smoke, and the people too are…Read More