Role of Livestock Production in Economy
Dr. Aslam Pervez UmraniRole of Livestock Production in Economy

Livestock,as a sub-sector of agriculture, contributes significantly to the health and economy of rural communities and the nation as a whole. During 199899, livestock sectorcontributed 9 per cent to the GDP and 37 per cent to the agriculture sector. It ear [ ... ]

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Eat a Banana, Save the Planet!
Sudbury Steve

Look, I’ve never been the biggest fan of Chiquita Bananas, after having long ago learned about human-rights repressing, anti-democratic business practices which their predecessor, the United Fruit Company, engaged in throughout Central America in the pas [ ... ]

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Cultivable waste land for agriculture graduat...
Dr Badaruddin SoomroCultivable waste land for agriculture graduates

With both federal and provincial assemblies entering final year of their term, agriculture as a sector seems to have slipped further down their priority list.

The current session of Punjab Assembly, which is now in its fourth week, reflects antipathy that [ ... ]

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New Evidence for the Oldest Oxygen-Breathing ...
New University of Alberta researchNew Evidence for the Oldest Oxygen-Breathing Life On Land

New University of Alberta research shows the first evidence that the first oxygen-breathing bacteria occupied and thrived on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought. The researchers show that the most primitive form of aerobic-respiring life [ ... ]

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Improved Cheese Preparation Technology
parc.gov.pkImproved Cheese Preparation Technology

Paneer is an indigenous version of cheese.  There are over 500 established varieties of cheese world over. As a delicacy, it is also gaining popularity in Pakistan where white cheese and cottage cheese are popular varieties. The indigenous methods of chee [ ... ]

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Permaculture Plants: Roses, an Introduction t...
John KPermaculture Plants: Roses, an Introduction to Rose Types

Large-Flowered Climbing Rose: Graham Thomas Rose       I recently received this email from a reader:     hn, this isn't actually a temperate climate question, but I'd love to hear your thoughts anyways. I've just moved into a new home i [ ... ]

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Need to change priorities in agriculture
Muhammad Ramzan Rafique

It is time to change and reshape the existing landscape of agriculture. Traditional Pakistani growers grow few selected varieties of few selected crops. As wheat and cotton are most common in crop rotation. All agricultural scientists agree that proper cro [ ... ]

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Question of Land Reform in Pakistan
Zulfiqar Shah

  THE rural society and agriculture sector of Pakistan is chained by feudal relationships which has given birth to an evil land-tenure system with a high degree of land concentration, absentee landlordism, insecurity of tenure for share-croppers and lo [ ... ]

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Best Flowers for Cutting
Heather DuchanBest Flowers for Cutting

A fresh cut flower arrangement can make all the difference in a home, but buying cut flowers can get costly. One of the many joys of a flower garden is the fresh flowers you have at your disposal to cut and bring indoors for arrangements. Although a wide v [ ... ]

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Hybrid Silkworms Spin Stronger Spider Silk
ScienceDailyHybrid Silkworms Spin Stronger Spider Silk

Research was published this week showing that silk produced by transgenically engineered silkworms in the laboratory of Malcolm Fraser Jr., professor of biological sciences at University of Notre Dame, exhibits the highly sought-after strength and elastici [ ... ]

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