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Integrated Weed Management in Rice

Weeds reduces the yield and quality of a crop. It also raises the cost of production. In case of paddy, the yield drops by 15-20 per cent and sometimes, even 50 per cent. A crop badly infested with weeds, normally fails in totality. Every year there is huge loss of …

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Menace of Environmental Degradation

The environmental problems and pollution hazards are on the rise all over the world. The most advanced nation, USA is said to be producing about a quarter of the global pollution while China and India are not far behind to become the new leading polluters of the globe.Canada’s International Institute …

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Hydroponics Technology: Farming Without Soil

   The term soil less culture is synonymously used in Hydroponic technology. The word means ?the working water?.In other words, the cultivation of plants in water is referred as hydroponics. However in a broader sense, the cultivation of crops in any growing substrates, whether organic that is, peat moss, coconut …

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The Menace of Child Labour in Agriculture

Child labour, a highly condemnable crime against humanity, developed in the womb of industrialisation and is now fed on the debris of capitalism. A number of seminars in five star hotels and luxurious conferences at expansive halls are often arranged to check the plague of child labour on the 6th …

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Sustainable Forest Management: Public-private Partnership

In determining the earth’s health, global forest cover is the most important indicator. The importance of forests cannot be overstated. From the ecological point of view, forests cycle nutrients, regulate climate, stabilise soil, treat water, provide habitat, lower the temperature, cause precipitation, clean environment by checking pollution and prevent soil …

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Technological and scientific aspects of dairy products with special reference to French cheeses

Technological and scientific aspects of dairy products with special reference to French cheeses” is being organized by National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from 21 – 23 February 2011 in collaboration with Agrocampus Ouest-France, Pakistan France Alumni Network, Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists, …

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Role of Women in Agricultural Development

Anthropological studies show that women discovered the art of farming and domesticating animals that resulted into the development of human colonies, which accelerated the evolution of civilisation. In ancient times, when the societies were totally dependent on agriculture, women were responsible for productivity. Thus, all activities revolved around woman, entitling …

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Use of ‘leaf colour chart’ in Nitrogen Management

The growth of a plant depends on the availability of sunlight, water and various chemical elements. About 16 elements are recognized as essential in rice nutrition: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, molybdenum and chloride.Among these, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen are absorbed …

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