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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Role of Agriculture and Biotechnology to Eliminate Smog

Role of Agriculture and Biotechnology to Eliminate Smog

Word ‘’Smog’’ was used in 20th century 1st time. Actually it is a term which is mixture of fog and smoke. Fog along with the toxic compounds such as Nitrogen Oxide, Sulphur Oxide and Ozone is coined as Smog. Now a days ,Vehicles, Industries, forest fires and photochemical reactions are main source of the  smog. Now a […]

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Effect of endophytic fungi on growth, production and quality of watermelon under greenhouse conditions

Effect of endophytic fungi on growth, production and quality of watermelon under greenhouse conditions Muhammad Awais Khan1, Rashad Mukhtar Balal1 , Muhammad Adnan Shahid1,3 , Muhammad Zubair1 , Mujahid Ali2 and Muhammad Wajid Khan1 1. Department of Horticulture, University College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha 2. Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 3. […]

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PARC promoting cultivation of olive, pomegranate in FATA

Around 165 acres of olive plantation has been made in different areas of Federally Administrated Territory Area (FATA). One nursery has been established and 7,000 cuttings have been planted in the nursery.Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) said pomegranate was also being planted in the area to increase the farmer income. 400 […]

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Climate change setting new farming patterns

Ashfak Bokhari As evident from longer spells of heavy rains and devastating floods for the fourth consecutive year, Pakistan is experiencing the worst effects of climate change. These include serious threats to agriculture and water resources and, in fact, the country’s economic fabric. As a corollary, the country’s status as an agro-based economy has become […]

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How to Maintain a Tractor

Edited by BR, Sondra C, Kitsune, Martyn P Correctly maintaining a tractor will add years to its useful life. However, there are some basic differences in maintaining a tractor from other vehicles. Also, since there are many different types and brands of tractors, there is no comprehensive maintenance guide that’s universally applicable to all types […]

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Dry seeded rice technology

ASIAN rice growing systems are undergoing changes in response to economic factors and technological advancement in farming. Dry seed rice cultivation on the mechanical lines is the linkage of past practice with throughput technology, becoming indispensable to address problems like drudgery, high production cost, low quality, low crop intensity and above all water and labour […]

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