Ginger garlic extract: A Bio-pesticide for organic cultivation

Organic practices avoid investment on costly chemicals Ms. Rajareega at her farm in Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu seen manufacturing the botanical pesticides. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that in the past 4-5 decades there has been an excessive dumping of chemical toxins on the soil. As a result the soil has […]

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Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorous (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendations are available for vegetables grown on calcareous soils in Florida. The objective of a new study was to evaluate the impact of different P rates on leaf tissue P concentration (LTPC), plant growth, […]

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Wheat crop yield can be increased by up to 20% using new chemical technology

UK scientists have created a synthetic molecule that, when applied to crops, has been shown to increase the size and starch content of wheat grains in the lab by up to 20%. The new plant application, developed by Rothamsted Research and Oxford University, could help solve the issue of increasing food insecurity across the globe. […]

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Sugar: A white poison

Sufyan Awan Student, University of Agriculture Faisalabad There was a time when people eat Healthy homemade sugar (gurr) and live a long, healthy life. Then suddenly a new scientific approach introduced and it totally put us apart from health and harmony, in villages specially, and started to produce White sugar. Within few decades, sugar industry […]

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Sabzi shopping the organic way

When one talks about healthy eating, the first word that comes to mind is ‘organic’, a trend that is increasingly becoming popular among Pakistanis. Organic food is defined as fruit and vegetables not grown from genetically-modified seeds and is free from pesticides and harmful chemicals. Organic products are then made by using these fruit and […]

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Significant of Bt Maize to enhance yield

Pakistan is largely based on agriculture; it contributes about 25% to the national economy, provides employment for over 50% of the labour force and is main source of income generation in rural areas. During last four years 2002-06, average annual growth in agriculture sector has been frustrating due to low production of the main crops. […]

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Better opportunities for arable farmers in 2018

Opportunities could be better for arable farmers in 2018 but buyers of raw materials should be “on guard”, according to CRM AgriCommodities director Benjamin Bodart. Investors could be tempted to “jump in” with the current low price and low volatility environment in grain markets while crops remain at risk in key countries. However, any rally […]

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West Africa’s rice production at risk, says study

A study has  warned  that the dry-season irrigated rice in West Africa’s Sahel region has reached the critical threshold of 37 degrees Celcius – the tipping point. It added that further temperature rise could devastate rice yields in the region due to decreasing photosynthesis at high temperatures. According to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change […]

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Q&A with Pierre Flye Sainte Marie, head of EMEA, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

On August 31, 2017, Dow Chemical and DuPont completed a merger that brings together three massive businesses in agriculture, materials science and specialty products. The plan is to have them operate together as DowDuPont for 18 to 24 months, at which point they will split into three separate companies. Pierre Flye Sainte Marie, head of […]

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Use of hormones in agriculture

Use of hormones in agriculture

Agriculturists all over the world have developed certain unusual methods by which they successfully cultivate the crop plants.  It is only in recent year’s plant physiologists discovered how plant hormones can be effectives used in agriculture, horticultures, pomiculture and other related fields.  As described earlier, plant hormones have a wide variety of effects and most […]

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