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Fall out of Baglihar Dam

The construction of Baglihar dam will not only deprive Pakistan of 321,000 acre feet of water during the three months of Rabi season and will have far reaching consequences on agriculture, as well. The 450MW dam would cause serious setback to wheat production in Punjab, the biggest wheat producing province. …

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Dry Land Farming Technologies

Dry land farming pertains to high-yield and high-efficient agricultural production on areas without irrigation and largely depending upon natural rainfall through the adoption of different dry land farming technologies. Given the severe shortage of water resources, irrigation alone cannot satisfy the water demand in agricultural production and it is necessary …

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Depletion of Forest Resources

FOREST resources are important for countries like Pakistan with an agro-based economy. Trees contribute to productivity of agriculture by protecting arable crops from hailstorms and windstorms, preventing lodging of crops, increasing productivity of soil, containing soil nutrient loss by wind and water erosion and keeping the climate moderate. A number …

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Causes of Low Yield in Pakistan

  Inspite of this that contribution of services sector is gradually increasing in our economy and replacing the share of agriculture, still a lion’s share of pure agriculture contribution and agro based industry is the back bone of our economy. There are a number of factors of low yield in …

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Challenges in Agribusiness

  The development of agribusinessgenerates employment among rural masses and reduces poverty. The growth of agribusiness– manufacturing industries like textile, leather, furniture, food, paper, beverage, etc. — depend upon the progress of agriculture sector. At present about 7,20,343 agribusiness firms are working in different sectors in the country. The number …

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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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