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New Role of Sulfuric Acid In Production of Multi- component Fertilizers From Renewable Sources

Each process in the food and agriculture industry has an impact on the environment and there is much concern about environmental pollution.
April 2014

Improving water-use efficiency

Provincial governments of Sindh and Punjab are trying to economise water use in farms by promoting sprinkler and drip irrigation systems.
March 2014 

Not 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 do this.
March 2014

Dry seeded rice technology

ASIAN rice growing systems are undergoing changes in response to economic factors and technological advancement in farming
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March 2012

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 economic development
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February 2012

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
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January 2012

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
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November 2011

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
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April 2011

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.
March 2010

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.
January 2010

Use of solar energy for preservation of agricultural products

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 productive applications.
 

Late 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 and chloride.
 

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.
 

Growing 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
Zero-Tillage Technology

Sugarcane Improvement Through Tissue Culture Technology
Scientists determine major yield factors in lentil
Recent Advance in Post Harvest Technology of Vegetables and Fruits
Chinese parachute technology for rice transplantation

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