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Basics of Agriculture

Growth stages for different crops

(Written by:   Khadija Tehseen Arshad) “Growth is actually a complex processes with different organs developing, growing and dying in overlapping sequences”. It is also: “Irreversible increase in size, weight, or volume”. Types of growth: There are basically two types of growth: Determinate growth Indeterminate growth Determinate growth: It is the type …

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How harvest index relates to crop yield

 Cereals are those crop which provide the edible seeds like rice, wheat , lentil is considered as cereals. These cereals are the rich source of carbohydrates, provide many minerals, and also provide protein and as a rich source of vitamins. Hence, for the better utilization of all of these, the …

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Role of plant population for crop productivity

Optimum plant population and crop productivity                         Nazer Manzoor, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum, Nadeem Akbar, Iftikhar Ali, Abdul Shakoor Agro-biology Laboratory, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38040, Pakistan         Plant population is defined as the total number of plants present at unit area of land, while plant spacing is the …

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what are round up ready crops?

Roundup ready crops can increase the yield: Now a days the basic aim of an agronomist, breeders, scientists is: To feed the growing population To keep our environment safe Weeds are considered as the basic problem in crop production not only in Pakistan but also all over the world and …

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