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Every drop counts for crop production

Every living organism requires water for its sustainable development and survival. Unfortunately, day to day water is escalating down to scarcity. Presently, Pakistan is rated amongst the water stress countries where per capita water availability is less than 1600m3 per annum, but by the year 2035 water availability should be …

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Mushroom Cultivation

Mushrooms:  Although mushrooms are classified as vegetables but mushrooms belong to the kingdom Fungi and are actually fungi which bear a distinctive fruiting body and they are large enough to be seen with naked eye and can be picked by hand. Some mushrooms may be unpleasant and tasteless, but mushrooms …

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   Role of Organic Farming In Insect Control

                               Introduction:                                    A method or sustainable technique for crop and livestock production which involves enhancement of natural fertility of land besides avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, fertilizers, genetic engineering products and growth hormones. This is …

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Performance study of Different Direct Solar Dryers

Performance study of Different Direct Solar Dryers written by . Syed Mudabbar  Hussain Shah, The Author is final year student of B.Sc (Hons.) in Food Engineering Department of Food Engineering University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.   In a direct solar dryer, the moisture of the product to be dried is taken away by the direct …

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insect act as a carrier for transmission of virus

Insects are a source of transmission of plant viruses it depends upon four components. Availability of virus in the diseased source plant, and susceptibility of healthy plants used as indicators of transmission, transmitting ability of vector, trainability of virus. Better plants are selected for the source of virus and indicators …

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Air masses and how they Affect the weather

Introduction: Air masses are the huge body (bubbles) of air whose specific properties of humidity, temperature at any latitude are homogeneous in any direction around the global. The term ‘air mass’ was introduced some 70 years ago by Norwegian meteorologists from Bergen, Norway. Air are not similar everywhere around the …

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Why MAP Packaging is Prefer over other Packaging?

       In the MAP process, there are different systems that have been developed for different food requirements. Vacuum Packaging  Vacuum packaging involves the removal of air, particularly oxygen, to create a vacuum to prevent oxidation. Oxidation refers to chemical reactions that occur in the presence of oxygen, for …

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Environmental pollution and its impact on human health

In developing countries of Asia, environmental pollution is the major problem. Pakistan is also facing the serious threat of environmental pollution. This  is mainly results due to different activities performed by men e,g agricultural practices, transportation , construction, which not only attenuate the environment but also resulting a large amount …

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