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Challenges and solutions of rice-wheat cropping system

Challenges and solutions of rice-wheat cropping system Ahmad Latif Virk*1, Naeem Ahmad2, Muhammad Umair Yasin2, Ghulam Hasan3 and Muhammad Wasim Shoukat3   1 Agro-climatology Lab, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 2 Crop Nutrition and Irrigation Management Lab, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 3 Integrated Pest Management …

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Direct Seeding Rice in Water Deficit Areas

A Cost Effective Technique of Direct Seeding Rice in Water Deficit Areas Muhammad Umair Yasin*1, Ahmad Latif Virk2, Muhammad Ahmad Arain1, Naeem Ahmad1 and Usman Zulfiqar1   1 Crop Nutrition and Irrigation Management Lab, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 2 Agro-climatology Lab, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, …

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 Important diseases of the olive and their management through fungicides and Biocontrol.

 Important diseases of the olive and their management through fungicides and Biocontrol. Ghulam Muhae ud Din1, Muhammad Amjad Ali1, Muhammad Usman1, Hafiz Muhammad Uzair Saqib2 1Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. 2Department of Forestry and Range Management, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. History of the olive in the Pakistan …

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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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