Each process in the food and agriculture industry has an
impact on the environment and there is much concern
about environmental pollution.
Provincial governments of Sindh
and Punjab are trying to economise water use in farms by
promoting sprinkler and drip irrigation systems.
many takers for GM seed law
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s move to give legal protection
to genetically modified seed varieties in the province
has left many wondering what made a smaller province to
Dry seeded rice technology
ASIAN rice growing systems are undergoing changes in
response to economic factors and technological
advancement in farming.
New technology stressed to boost agriculture
PAKISTAN is blessed with plenty of natural resources
that can be fully exploited by developing new
technologies and adopting them on a large scale
otherwise the country will lag behind in the race of
Research on new rice variety
Feeding Asia in the 21st century will require a second
Green Revolution. However, unlike in the first
generation, future yield increases will have to come
from crop varieties using less water and nitrogen in
view of global climate change.
The new horizons of energy
Every Pakistani is crazy about the American visa because
it is a rich country. What does make a country rich?
These are resources and their best utilization. Energy
is top of the list among these resources. Life is the
function of energy. The biggest source of energy on our
earth is the sun. Life in all forms consumes the energy
rewarded by the sun.
A new method of rice farming
In Kerala, where paddy cultivation is going out of
favour because of labour problems and high costs, the
novel System of Rice Intensification’ (SRI) has shown
the potential to rehabilitate this crop.
Mobile phones bring insurance to Kenyan farmers
Kenyan farmers can now insure some of the costs of
growing crops against bad weather by using mobile phone
technology that links solar-powered weather stations to
an insurance company.
German company to set up 50MW solar energy project
AZUR Energy Group of Germany would set up a 50 Mega Watt
Solar project in Pakistan and a feasibility report in
this regard has already been formulated. This was told
by a German Energy Group delegation during the visit of
Board of Investment (BOI) here on Wednesday.
Use of solar energy for preservation of agricultural
Solar energy has been used for time immemorial by man for his
energy needs. The intensity of use of solar energy also
increased as human race progressed through the initial ages
when sun was put to use not only for warmth, but also for
sowing of wheat by seed priming
RICE-wheat production systems occupy 2.2 million hectares of
land in the country. Irrigated rice-wheat systems have
remained the major source of the marketed surplus grain for
feeding the growing population.
Radish cultivation technology
RADISH (Raphanus sativus) belongs to the Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)
or the mustard family. The plant is widely adaptable and
takes a short period from sowing to maturity. It has been
cultivated throughout the world since long.
Improved method for raising rice nursery
RICE is grown here under diverse climatic and edaphic
conditions. Basmati predominates in traditional rice tracts
of Punjab. Temperate Japonica rice is grown in Swat at high
altitude in the mountainous valleys. IRRI type long grain
heat-tolerant variety of tropical rice is grown in the south
of NWFP, Sindh and Balochistan.
Geographic information system in reshaping agriculture
THE geographical information system (GIS), a digital mapping
system with computer. It helps manage agriculture by
storing, retrieving, manipulating, analysing and displaying
information through maps. Its key components are computer
system, geospatial data and users.
Use of ‘leaf colour chart’ in nitrogen management
THE growth of a plant depends on the availability of sunlight,
water and various chemical elements. About 16 elements are
recognized as essential in rice nutrition: carbon, hydrogen,
oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium,
sulphur, iron, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, molybdenum
Improving fertiliser use efficiency
THE growth of a plant depends on the availability of
sunlight, water and various chemical elements. About 16
elements are recognized as essential in rice nutrition:
carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium,
calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, manganese, copper, boron,
zinc, molybdenum and chloride.
Sugar beet crop — an alternate to cane
THE availability of irrigation water is declining over the
last few years. Irrigation experts do not hope for much
improvement in the situation. They foresee a decreasing
supply as the time passes.
plants in nutrient solution
Hydroponics is the most intensive technology for growing
plants in nutrient solutions (water containing fertilizers)
with or without the use of an artificial medium to provide
mechanical support. Food for plants are dissolved in water
and fed directly to roots.
Crop productivity from biological nitrogen
Nitrogen is the most abundant element in our atmosphere and is
a major constituent of all living organisms. It is an
important element supplied from the soil for production.
Plantation of jackfruit in Karachi
THE jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lamk) popularly called
‘Kathal’ in Urdu, belongs to the family Moraceae and is
indigenous to China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It is cultivated
for the edible flesh.
Electricity From Wind
New models of Millat Tractors launched
Use of Laser land leveller can raise production
Drip and sprinkle method can save water
Tripple benefits of zero tillage
Low-Till" Farming Replacing Plow in Asia
High - Tech Harvest
Govt considers usage of desalination technology
Sugarcane Improvement Through Tissue
determine major yield factors in lentil
Advance in Post Harvest Technology of Vegetables and Fruits
parachute technology for rice transplantation