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At last the government, which has been claiming of having sufficient wheat stocks for the current year (2004-05), despite reservation of independent analysts, has decided to import one million tonnes of the commodity to meet the estimated requirement of...
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is grown on ~3 Mha irrigated alluvial, calcareous soils, with average seed cotton yield of 1.5 t/ha, which is much lower than the potential yields obtained within the country as well the yields in many...
    Trypanosoma brucei is a species of parasitic protozoan belonging to the genus Trypanosoma. It causes African trypanosomiasis, known also as sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in other animals. T. brucei has traditionally been grouped into three subspecies: T. b. brucei, T. b. gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense. The latter two are...
Edible oil is one of the important commodities of everyday use. Pakistan has been constantly and chronically deficient in its production and it is very difficult to meet the edible oil requirement of ever increasing population of Pakistan. About...
“Macro” and “micro” nutrient fertilizers refer to the quantity of nutrient needed by plants, not to theirimportance to plant growth. The following statements define the categories more specifically: Macronutrients are divided into two classes: primary and secondary. The three primary...
Sunflower the Future of Oilseeds (By Usama Yousaf) Sunflower is a very important plant of modern era because of its broad use in the food and medicine. It belongs to family Asteraceae and its scientific name is Helianthus anus “Helios”...
DH Technology in Maize Research and Breeding Homozygous inbred lines are the basis of hybrid maize breeding. Two inbred lines are crossed to produce high yielding hybrids. Hybrid varieties exploit heterosis and is highly successful in increasing the agriculture production...

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Australia’s cotton industry is considered the most water-efficient in the world. Water use efficiency has doubled in the last 25 years, with plans to double it again in the next decade. Appropriate varieties, a massive res earch effort,...

Stinging Nettle

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  The Stinging Nettle - a beautiful plant with an attitude! This photo is from my yard Common Name: Stinging NettleScientific Name: Urtica dioicaFamily: Urticaceae (the Nettle family) Perfect young shoot for harvesting   Description:A harbinger of Spring, the...

CASTOR

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Castor (Ricinus communis L.) is an important industrial oil crop of the world. Internationally, castor oil is used in more than 300 derivatives for use in soap, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, paints and varnishes /lubricant in high-speed jet engines. Pakistan also spends...

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