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Potential areas for oil seeds production

POTENTIAL AREAS FOR OILSEEDS PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN Pakistan is facing a severe deficit of edible oils. Despite the fact that Pakistan is overwhelmingly an agrarian economy, it is unable to produce edible oils sufficient for domestic needs and substantial amount of foreign exchange is being spent on the import of …

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CHINA SLOWS DOWN APPROVAL OF GMO VARIETIES

CHINA SLOWS DOWN APPROVAL OF GMO VARIETIES By Chuck Abbott 4/24/2017 Anna McConnell U.S. officials have prodded China repeatedly for a faster and more open system for deciding whether to approve the import of new GMO crop varieties. China approved only one strain last year, a soybean strain from Bayer’s …

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CHICKPEA CULTIVATION IN PAKISTAN

CHICKPEA CULTIVATION IN PAKISTAN Dr. Muhammad Tahir and Dr. Aziz Ur Rehman* Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 38040, Pakistan. *Corresponding Author: aziz_uaf@yahoo.com     Scientific classification Kingdom             Plantea Genus                   Cicer Class                     Equisetopsida Species                  arietinum L. Order                      Fabales Botanical name        Cicer arietinum L. Family                   Leguminosae Common Names Gram, Chickpea, …

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Pit Planting in sugarcane

A revolutionary method Sugarcane is the most important cultivated crop of tropical and subtropical areas.  It is highly valuable crop because of sucrose content and bagasse can be used for making clip and hard board, paper making and compress fiber boards. The crop after chopping can be used as animal …

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Hybrid seed production in Maize

    Hybrid seed production in Maize Hybrid: –                Progeny resulting from a cross of two inbreeding parents and this process is called hybridization. Hybrid plants has more performance than the average of their parents. AA (inbred line) ×   BB (inbred line)       AB ———– Hybrid     …

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Importance of Barley for Human beings

(Written by:   Khadija Tehseen Arshad) Introduction: Rabi crop Ranked 4th in cereals Botanical name………………… Hordeum vulgare Urdu name …………………. jao Latin word ………………………… flour Scientific Classification: Kingdom  ……………………………………….    Plantae Phylum    ………………………………………..  Spermatophyta Class        …………………………………………     Monocotyledons Family      …………………………………………   Poaceae Order       …………………………………………   Cyperales Genus      …………………………………………    Hordeum Species    ………………………………………….   vulgare Top ten barley …

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How multiple cropping system is beneficial?

Multiple cropping: It is defined as “growing of two or more than two crops in the same field in the same time in a year”. Multiple cropping systems is not a new technique, it is practicing in: Egypt 300B.C. Maya Indians in central America Incas in south America Advantages: Multiple …

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Aquaponics can increase the paddy farm income

Rice (Oryza sativa) is the one of the major staple food in the world .About half of the world’s population feed on it. It is cultivated in more than 100 countries, predominantly in the Asia. About 90% of the rice production and consumption is related to Asia. Pakistan ranks at …

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