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Organic weed control

WEEDS are harmful plants within a crop because they compete for nutrients, water, space, light and significantly reduce crop yield. Weeds also harbour pests and diseases, interfere with harvest operations, and increase the cost of cleaning and drying of the produce. Among 300,000 species of plants on earth about 250 …

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Privatisation of Forests

The community of plants, predominantly of trees, shrubs and herbs, occupying an extensive area of land is called forest. The forests are classified into seven general types recognised from the nine major ecological zones.These general types include: Alpine forests (northern districts of Chitral, Swat, Dir and Kohistan), coniferous forests (Swat, Dir, …

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Dilemma of poultry farmers

The poultry sector is one of the significant segments of the agriculture sector in which about 15 million people are engaged directly and indirectly. At present investment in this sector is around Rs200 billion. This sector has shown an annual growth of 8-10 per cent. But this vibrant growth seems …

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How to control “white fly” in Cotton

Whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporarioru) is no doughty the major threat to cotton not only in Pakistan but in all over the world. It is a sucking insect which mostly suck plant nutrients and feeding in high population may result in stunting plant growth, defoliation, and boll shed and poor yield. Whitefly …

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