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Management of green mold in button mushroom

ETIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF GREEN MOLD DISEASE IN BUTTON MUSHROOM Hafiz Muhammad Arslan Abid, Nasir Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Nasir, Sajjad Manzoor Muhammad Tayyab, Muhammad Hamza (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan) Mushroom is a perishable fruiting body which grows above ground on the surface of soil. Mushrooms are saprophytic basidiomycete grown …

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Pomegranate: As an emerging Industry of Pakistan

(Authors: Muhammad Tahir Akram, Mahmood-Ul-Hasanand Muhammad Muzahir) Food is essential part of life, human body requires different types of ingredients like protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin and minerals to perform its daily activities. Fruits and vegetables are the huge blessing of Allah Almighty. Pomegranate is known as “The Fruit of Heaven” …

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Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta)

Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta) Zainab Ijaz, Dr. Imran-ul-Haq, Dr. Sajid Aleem Khan, Dr. Rashad Waseem Khan Qadri,  Dr. Rana M. Sabir Tariq Introduction : The Washingtonia or Mexican Fan Palm is an ornamental tree which can be seen around 40 to 50 feets and sometimes can also reach the height …

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Commercial applications of Chitosan

Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide and is obtained from chitin. Marine life is responsible for its commercial production.Its unique chemistry is responsible for its application in food industry, agriculture and plant sciences, textile industry, waste water treatment and biomedical sciences. In the form of biodegradable materials it is present abundantly. Chitosan …

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Role of Chitosan in Horticulture

Chitosan is playing very vital role in post-harvest technology by increasing shelf life of fruits and vegetables and extending vase life of flowers. It is applied to soil in case of nutrient deficiency and to cope with seed and soil borne diseases. It was declared first time as bio-pesticide when …

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