Pak Agri Outlook

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Rice Cultivation By Seed Priming

  FOR more than half of humanity, rice is the staple diet and is one of the most important cereals in the world. It also occupies an important position in the agro-based economy of Pakistan. Besides meeting the dietary requirements of the people, rice has emerged as a major export …

Read More »

Integrated Rice Disease Management

Diseases make plants function improperly and are recognised by their symptoms and associated visible changes caused by the organisms called pathogens. Many species of bacteria, fungus, nematode, virus and mycoplasma-like organisms are responsible for rice diseases. Disorders or abnormalities may also be caused by abiotic factors such as low or …

Read More »

Technologies to Improve Rice Yield

  RICE is the country’s second staple, high-valued and major export crop. But there has been a decrease in area and size of the crop in recent years. Lower production especially of Basmati varieties is due to heavy rains in lower Sindh and in Punjab at the time of maturity …

Read More »