Farm Machinery: Mobile Seed Processing Unit
parc.gov.pkFarm Machinery:  Mobile Seed Processing Unit

Quality seed is essential for profitable crop production. Crop production can be increased by 10-20% by using seed, which is viable, free from weeds seed and diseases. Currently, 16% of wheat seed, 18% of paddy seed, 8% of pulses seed and 11% of vegeta [ ... ]

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Do Plants Perform Best With Family or Strange...
ScienceDailyDo Plants Perform Best With Family or Strangers? Researchers Consider Social Interactions

In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers. A growing body of work suggests plants recognize and respond to the presence and identity o [ ... ]

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IPM strategies for Burewala Strain of Cotton ...
Muhammad Amjad Ali

Leaf curl disease is caused by a Gemini group of viruses and is transmitted by whitefly (Bemisia tabaci Genn.). In Pakistan, cotton leaf curl virus (CLCuV) was first observed on stray plants in 1967 but appeared at epidemic level for the first time in 1 [ ... ]

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Plant Based Nutrients vs Animal Based Nutrien...
evolvecampaigns.org.ukPlant Based Nutrients vs Animal Based Nutrients

Many people think that eating solely plant based food is not healthy and are still convinced that meat, dairy, fish and eggs are necessary part of our diet. Often when they learn that somebody is vegan; the immediate reaction is to question how on earth t [ ... ]

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Useless climate debate, lack of govt will and...
Naseem SheikhUseless climate debate, lack of govt will and loss of biodiversity

THE UNITED Nations has launched the Decade on Biodiversity with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging the humanity to live in harmony with nature and to preserve and properly manage its riches for the prosperity of present and future generations. It is now [ ... ]

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Blame Your Taste Buds for Liking Fat: Recepto...
ScienceDailyBlame Your Taste Buds for Liking Fat: Receptor for Tasting Fat Identified in Humans

Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds. Our tongues apparently recognize and have an affinity for fat, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They have found that variations in a gene can [ ... ]

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Goat Breeds In Punjab
Bakhat B.KhanGoat Breeds In Punjab

Like sheep, goats also belong to the family Bovidae. The genus Capra comprises the domestic goats. The species Capra hircus denotes the true goat. Some goat breeds grow long hair coats, while others do not. Similarly, goats of some breeds are fairly good m [ ... ]

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MAJOR CULTIVARS OF COTTON IN PAKISTAN
Rameez Hassan, Muhammad Waqas Azam, Ahmad Mahmood

3. SARMAST (S-59-1):  This cultivar was also evolved in ARI, Tandojam (Sindh). It was released in 1975 particularly for the Khairpur and Sukkar districts of Sindh. Its yield and other qualities are similar to that o Qallandri. 4. NIAB-86 : I [ ... ]

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Hatchery Management: Update on Incubation
Jackie LindenHatchery Management: Update on Incubation

The latest knowledge on incubation conditions and management were presented at a special symposium held in conjunction with the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Jackie Linden, senior editor of ThePoultrySite, reports. At the Hatchery and [ ... ]

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Horticulture: The rise and fall of the flower...
Manzoor AliHorticulture: The rise and fall of the flower industry

A small street in the Qissa Khawni Bazaar in Peshawar hosts the city’s claim to a horticulturalist’s dream. Translating to Flower Street, the city’s flower business was based here until a few years ago, when shops began to close down amid changing tr [ ... ]

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