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Significance of Soil pH

                                          Significance of Soil pH Soil pH It is defined as the -ve log of the hydrogen ion activity of a soil. pH       =          – log (H+) pH                        1     (H+) Where (H+) represents the hydrogen ion activity in mol L-1. The pH scale is the logarithm to …

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War on water   

“Wars of twenty-first century will be fought over water” Ismail Serageldin.  Water is the driving force for all the nature. Pakistan is a grave victim of water scarcity , because of being on lower riparian in relation to the rivers emanating from the Indian held Kashmir, India has never missed …

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Investing in Agriculture

Investing in Agriculture “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness’’ Thomas. Long time ago some wisest person think of growing crops is far better than to rear large, horrible and toothier animals, with the passage of time …

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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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Basic Processes of Soil Formation

                               Basic Processes of Soil Formation During soil formation, the unconsolidated weathered material under goes many changes. These changes are brought about by variations in the four-basic soil forming processes. These four basic processes often referred as soil forming or Pedogenic processes. They are responsible of soil formation under all …

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What is weathering?

Soil Formation Soil is formed from parent materials which is formed by weathering of rocks. Different weathering processes are discussed here. WEATHERING Weathering is a process in which different physical and chemical changes are produced in rocks at or near the earth’s surface by atmospheric agents. There are two basic …

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Role of information technology in Agriculture

Role of information technology in Agriculture Two major problems of the world; population growth and urbanization .the population of the world is increasing day by day and it is daunting. As per 1998 census, population of Pakistan was 130,857,717 and by an estimate in 2016 it is 194,077,727. The population …

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BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION

BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION Although the atmosphere contains a vast reservoir of molecular nitrogen (N2) that is about 79%of the air, however, it is not directly available for use by higher plants. Before assimilation can occur, it must be converted to a so-called fixed form, either by oxidation to NO3 or …

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Food Security a fight with hunger

Food Security a fight with hunger Once Dr. Norman Borlaug father of modern agriculture stated that ‘’you can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery’’. There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere at no time, should go hungry. If we …

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