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Classification Of Field Crops

The importance of classification All objects are named and classified for practical purposes. Human beings, animals, birds, and insects have special names and classes. Even non-living entities have their names and classes. A special set of terms and names is associated with every business, trade, andprofession. Crop plants are no …

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Major Crops of Pakistan

In pakistan, farm production is dominated by a few crops which account for almost 60 percent of GDP from agriculture. Cropping systems vary widely because of variations in agro-climatic and soil conditions. Wheat is the major winter crop in all regions of the country. In summer, rice, cotton, and maize are grown in areas …

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MAJOR CULTIVARS OF COTTON IN PAKISTAN

3. SARMAST (S-59-1):  This cultivar was also evolved in ARI, Tandojam (Sindh). It was released in 1975 particularly for the Khairpur and Sukkar districts of Sindh. Its yield and other qualities are similar to that o Qallandri. 4. NIAB-86 : It was developed at the Nuclear Institute for Agriculture …

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Sorghum: a valuable forage crop

By: Muhammad Amjad Ali Livestock is an important component of Pakistan’s population since 30-35 million rural people are involved in livestock raising. Livestock production is an integral and indispensable part of farming system in Pakistan and production of feed and fodder for the livestock is of utmost importance for the …

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Rapid Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Rice Bowl

As Asia’s monsoon season begins, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists warned that rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia’s rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region. “Climate change endangers crop and livestock yields and the …

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Wheat Stem Insect Pests and Management Practices

IntroductionThree insects, the wheat stem sawfly, wheat stem maggot, and the Hessian fly, are important pests of wheat in North Dakota. The wheat stem sawfly is native to the hollow stemmed grasses of western North America. The sawfly readily adapted to wheat, especially spring wheat, when it replaced most of …

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Groundnut; a crop for subsistence in edible oil production in Pakistan

Rizwan Ali Sheirdil1, Ahmad Mahmood2*, Rizwan Ullah Khan1, Rabia Khalid1, Ummay Amara1  1 Department of Soil Science & SWC, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi  2 Department of Agronomy, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi *Corresponding Author: ahmadmahmood91@gmail.com Introduction: There is a major gap in utilization and production of edible oil in Pakistan so …

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Sugar industry: problems & prospects

Contributing significantly in the rural areas of the country Ashraf W. Tabani, Chairman, Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) has expressed the hope that the government would realize and resolve the problems faced by the sugar industry in the larger interest of the economy and enabling it use its full potentials …

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Wheat – An important edible crop of Pakistan

Wheat crop demands an urgent need to accelerate its production in Pakistan Wheat is the most important grain and a staple food for more than one third of the world population. It is sown on 220 million hectares around the world with 564.6 million tons production, an average of 2500 …

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