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Morphological and physiological traits to improve wheat for drought tolerance

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article image In the cereal crops, wheat is most important crop with annual production 718 million tons and one-fifth world population depends on it. Wheat production increased by two ways, increase the cultivated area or high productivity per unit area. First option is not suitable because of population rapidly increase and build new colonies, towns, building etc. […]…Read More

Morpho-physiological Variations in Wheat Genotypes under the Water Stress Conditions

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Wheat is the main crop in most countries and forms 15 to 18% of food consumption, which used for many purposes such as bread, different pastries, starch, and protein. Drought stress is still in the production of major limitation of crops. Morphological and physiological identification of drought resistance is of highly importance in the improvement […]…Read More

Brief review on the leaf rust of wheat and their management through biocontrol agent

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Rust are the most deleterious fungal disease of the cereals especially of wheat crops worldwide. This is due to their wide range of distribution, high capability of mutation to form new races that are capable to attacking the previously resistant varieties, have the capability to move long distance with the wind and air and have […]…Read More

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