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Economic remediation of Cd contaminated soils along with safe food production from sewage irrigated soils

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Major agricultural area of Pakistan lies in arid and semi-arid regions and climate changes have worsen the severity in temperature. Less rainfall and increasing demand of fresh water for non-agriculture purpose has caused water shortage for agriculture sector and have necessitated the use of untreated raw city effluents for agriculture which is steeply increasing. These […]…Read More

Economic remediation of Cd contaminated soils along with safe food production from sewage irrigated soils

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Major agricultural area of Pakistan lies in arid and semi-arid regions and climate changes have worsen the severity in temperature. Less rainfall and increasing demand of fresh water for non-agriculture purpose has caused water shortage for agriculture sector and have necessitated the use of untreated raw city effluents for agriculture which is steeply increasing. These […]…Read More

Economic remediation of Cd contaminated soils along with safe food production from sewage irrigated soils

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Major agricultural area of Pakistan lies in arid and semi-arid regions and climate changes have worsen the severity in temperature. Less rainfall and increasing demand of fresh water for non-agriculture purpose has caused water shortage for agriculture sector and have necessitated the use of untreated raw city effluents for agriculture which is steeply increasing. These […]…Read More

Salt-Affected Soils_ A Menace for Agriculture

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article image Salinization is an emerging challenge to agriculture now a day as it is making its jaws strong over the cultivated land and decreasing the space for crops production round the globe. The accumulation of high contents of salts in cultivable soils is a serious socio-economic and environmental problem worldwide. It is a natural revolutionary process […]…Read More

Salt tolerance genes and their potent use for reclamation of salt affected soils of Pakistan

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Approximately 6.3 million hectares of land in Pakistan and 6% of world’s total land area is affected by salt stress. Majority of agricultural lands are becoming barren due to salt stress and their proportion increasing day by day due to land clearing and irrigation. To attain sustainability in food production, there is need to develop […]…Read More

Exogenous application of silicon enhances crop yields in salt-affected soils

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Soil salinity poses a serious threat for agriculture industry steeply decreasing cultivated area every year all over the world. Pakistan is situated in arid to semi-arid climate having high temperature and a low rainfall accumulating salts at the surface and sub-surface soils causing salinization. Salt affected area in Pakistan is more than7 mha and about […]…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

Safe food production from contaminated soils

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article image WHEN WE study other nations, especially about the life spams we come to know that average life of other peoples is far longer than ours. Survey reports that average life span in America is 78.74 while in Pakistan it is about 66.44. Our life expectancy is not good due to actually poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits and just plain poverty while these factors are mostly absent or minute in other developed nations. In our country no. of doctors for…Read More

Healthy soils stressed to tackle food security issue

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: As Pakistan is seriously vulnerable to food security to due to multiple factors, soil scientists have a major role to play by gearing up their efforts for meeting the future challenges of fulfilling requirements of the country’s food security. This was the crux of the speakers at a three-day 16th International Congress of Soil Science recently concluded at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUER), Rawalpindi. The theme of the congress was…Read More