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Measures are being taken to overcome food shortage in the world.

Steps are taken by various countries to curb food shortages in the world, Pakistan is also included in the list of these countries. And if steps are not taken on time, deficiency of food and nutrition will be faced in the near future. Training is being given to youngsters of Ninety-seven Union Councils of Sindh’s seven districts, So that they ...

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Aquaponics

Integrated farming management of fish and vegetables together is called Aquaponics. In Aquaponics, nutrient rich water from fish tank aids in providing fertile nutrient rich environment for the growth of plants. Plant roots extract these nutrients from the tray and make then available for the plant. They convert beneficial bacteria and harmful ammonia into fertilizers for plant and in turn ...

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Climate change and Wheat

The most dangerous impact of climate change affecting the main staple crop (Wheat) very badly. Shifting of the December Rains with wind showers in Feb-March causes wind lodging in wheat and get aphids back to wheat. Scientists work hard on it and bring some mitigation strategies for wind lodging developed some verities resistant to wind lodging and Ridge planting in ...

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EGR engines in agriculture

Tractors and other farm vehicles are well on their way to becoming smokeless. Engine manufacturers have had to redesign the diesel engine.  The previous version of tractors produces soot, and oxides of nitrogen or “smog,” which can lead to acid rain. As a result, manufacturers have invested time and money in inventing new engine designs. Farmers are now seeing some ...

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Farmers are directed to protect sesame crop from diseases.

Sesame is being cultivated successfully in almost 70 countries of the world, its properties are often associated with olive oil. Almost 5 to 10 percent of sesame oil is added into edible oil to enhance oil quality. In order to produce quality oil, it is essential to protect sesame crop from different diseases to attain better production. Major diseases of ...

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Punjab province is getting cyst nematode free Potato Production, Agriculture Department

65 Reports of cyst nematode attack on Potato crop from all over the world has been reported in which Pakistan is not included. According to the spokesperson, upon the instructions of Secretary Punjab Mohammad Mehmood,recently, Potato Research Institute Sahiwal jointly collaborated with Ayub Agricultural Research center Plant Pathology lab ,a comprehensive survey was done to collect soil sample from 200 ...

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RFID Technology in Agriculture

Radio frequency identification, or RFID, has been widely used in livestock to identify animals. But global futurist says use of the tagging technology will expand to crops as the technology gets exponentially better, faster and cheaper. These are really small computer chips that will allow consumers to track individual products from cradle to grave. Agriculture is also about food production ...

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Farmers should use healthy and disease-free setts for sugarcane cultivation.

In order to obtain higher production of sugarcane crop, healthy and disease-free setts having three to four eye pieces should be used. Insect-pest and disease infested setts should be discarded, especially root rot disease damaged canes. Apart from this, one-year-old cane must be selected for cultivation. Seed cane should be drawn from healthy crop of sugarcane preferably from the top ...

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