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Role of weed seed bank in dispersal of seeds

Seed bank In 1859 Charles Darwin start the study of seed bank when he was observing the emergence of seedling using soil samples from bottom of lake. And in 1882 the first scientific paper on the topic was published and reported on the occurrence of seeds at different soil depth. …

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The Magical Fiber: Cotton

Come summers and the market gets flooded with cotton apparels. When the scorching heat of summers make sweating inevitable, there is nothing better and more relief giving than a light cotton shirt that absorbs all the sweat and leaves you feeling cool. Cotton in fact is the most used natural …

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Time for innovative crop policy

THE Federal Committee on Agriculture does not appear to be innovative in setting crop targets and encouraging crop diversification. It has fixed the same wheat target yet again despite a completely changed market dynamic that has seen international prices crash and domestic stocks piling up, resulting in a glut. Everyone …

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