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  • Pakistan Agriculture and Farming Cover

    Welcome to PakAgriFarming

    PakAgriFarming is commited to high standards in extension of agriculture in Pakistan through simple and factual information and topics related to the hottest issues in Pakistan Agriculture.

  • Approved cotton varieties for Punjab 2014

    کپاس کی کاشت کے لیے موزوں اقسام

    پنجاب میں کپاس کی کاشت کا آغاز ہو نے والا ہے اور پیشتر علاقوں میں میں رنیع کی فصل کی برداشت کا وقت قرہب ہے۔ اس لیے بروقت کپاس کے بیج کا انتخاب اچھی پیداوار حاصل کرنے کی طرف پہلا قدم ہے۔۔۔

  • Introduction, characteristics and objectives of tillage

    Intoduction and Objectives of Tillage

    Tillage is the primary requirement before any cropping activity. Perhaps, if one is ignorant about tillage, he knows nothing about farming. So, let's look into a brief intro...

  • The Next 10 Years of Tunnel Farming in Pakistan

    The Next 10 Years of Tunnel Farming in Pakistan

    It's been 10 years since the introduction of tunnel farming in Pakistan, the conversion rate has been slow but are there any chance of rapid growth of tunnel farming in Pakistan? Let's disover...

  • Wheat Production Technology for Rainfed Areas of Punjab for 2013-14

    Wheat Production Technology for Rainfed Areas of Punjab for 2013-14

    Wheat is the most important cereal crop in Pakistan and staple food. Wheat has a large share of cultivated land in rabi season and hence large production is expected...


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Agronomist required for management of Sugarcane farm at Chiniot

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, December 27, 2012

Agronomist required for management of a sugarcane farm at Chiniot.
The candidate must have relevant degree in agriculture and business management will be additional advantage. The candidate must have 8-10 years experience in relevant field.
Application last date: 31-12-2012
Read the ad for further details.

Fauji Fertilizer Company vacancies for Technical Staff

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, December 27, 2012

Senior Technical Staff is required at Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited.
The candidates must has minimum 15 years experience in machinery maintenance of fertilizer industry.
Successful candidates will be posted in Plantsites Goth Machhi, Tehsil Sadikabad, District Rahim Yar Khan and Mirpur Mathelo, District Ghotki.
Application last date; 03-01-2013.
For details Read this ad.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Horticulture Job in a Public Sector Organization

Posted by Unknown On Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Post for a horticulturist in a Public Sector organization.
Last date to apply is 06-01-2013.
For more details, read the following ad.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Manager agriculture required for a Model Farm at Kasur

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Real Estate developers require the services of the following persons for the development of an Agricultural Farm in Kasur.
1. Manager Agriculture (B.Sc/ M.Sc Agriculture)
2. Assistant Manager Agriculture (Diploma Field Assistant)
Email you CV and particulars.
More Details? Read this ad.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Agricultural Personnel required in an American based company

Posted by Unknown On Monday, December 24, 2012

Experienced sales and marketing professionals and Agricultural personnel are required in Converde Inc. (an American based company). These persons are required for America, Canada, Pakistan and Sweden.
For Details read the following ad.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Introduction to Entomology and Importance of Insects

Posted by Unknown On Sunday, December 23, 2012

Arthropoda is the phylum of animals that include the insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others that are characterized by the presence of jointed limbs. Arthropodology (from Greek; arthron = joint, podos = foot & logous = to study) is a biological discipline concerned with the study of arthropods.
Entomology (from Greek; entomos, "cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and & logous = to study) is the Scientific study of Insects and a branch of arthropodology.
Entomologists are the scientists who study, collect, rear and experiments on insects. The insects are easy to work upon for a number of reasons, easy to culture in lab, short life cycles, rapid population turnover and lesser ethical concerns to experiment on insects compared to other vertebrate insects.
Honeybee on a Sunflower

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Economic Importance of Fungi

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, December 20, 2012

Economic importance includes useful as well as harmful aspects of the fungi. The graph represents outline of the economic importance of the fungi.
Outline of the Economic Importance of Fungi

Advantages of Fungi

1. Primary agents of Decay

Biomass production in forest is controlled by wood rotting fungi. If fungi (and bacteria) were not present, there would be heaps of dead organic matter on face of Earth. Fungi are able to digest cellulose and lignin (major components of plant cell walls) to simpler organic matter. For example, Ganoderma and Armillaria.

Impacts of Weeds on Agriculture

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, December 20, 2012

Weeds not only cause problems in our agricultural fields, but they also make the life troublesome for the common man, infesting the home gardens, health issues like allergies due to pollen, polluting the water bodies and so on. The following article is in the continuation of weed science and we will see the troubles caused by weeds.
A gardener using sword to eradicate weeds from fallow land

1. Lower Crop Yields

Weeds in the agricultural fields provide competition to the crop plants in a number of ways, for example, for nutrients, light, water and allelopathic compounds. This reduces the crop growth and yields. Management of these weeds is an expensive but necessary part of modern day agriculture; hence increasing the cost of production.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Weed Science and Weed Control - An Introduction

Posted by Unknown On Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Weed science is the scientific discipline that deals with the study of weeds or plants that interfere with human activities.
But first of all we must try to establish what is a weed because weed is defined in a variety of ways depending upon the situation. But the most common definition is that;
A weed is a plant growing where it is not desired or a plant out of proper place.
Weeds are included into the pests of plants, crops, water courses and gardens. Hence, they require proper management and control options. The chemicals used to control pests are called pesticides, whereas the chemicals used to control weeds specifically are called herbicides. While a herbicide targeting a particular weed or a group is called weedicide.
A piece of land infest with Convolvulus arvensis

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Case Study of Technical Efficiency of Wheat in Rain-Fed Cropping Zones of Punjab

Posted by Unknown On Monday, December 10, 2012

According to a recent study published in Pakistan Journal of Agriculture Sciences, it was found that the farmers in the rain-fed zones of Punjab can increases wheat productivity through increased technical efficiency within the same limits of input use and technology.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Jobs as Management Trainees in Fauji Fertilizer Company

Posted by Unknown On Sunday, December 09, 2012

Applications are invited from talented, fresh graduate engineers/chemists with high leadership potential to join Fauji Fertilizer Company as "Management Trainees" in the following disciplines;
Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Instrument & Chemistry.
Submit Resumes by 25-April-2013.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Agriculture Department Punjab announces Post for Deputy Director Accounts

Posted by Unknown On Friday, December 07, 2012

01 Post of Deputy Director (Accounts) has been announced by Agriculture Deparment of Government of the Punjab on contract basis for developmental project "Punjab Irrigated-Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program (PIPIP) for a period of three years or completion of the project (upto 2011-17) at the Directorate General of Agriculture (Water Management), Lahore.
Last Date: 26-12-2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Firdous Textile Mills announces various Jobs

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, December 06, 2012

Firdos Textil Mills requires Textile Designers, Market Exporters for Embroidery, Export Manager, Personal Secretary.
Carrier oriented persons apply with full detailed CV and fresh photograph, latest by 08-December-2012.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Agri Services Officers Jobs in FFC

Posted by Unknown On Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Fauji Fertilizer Company announces jobs for "Agri Services Officers".
Last date for application: 20-01-2013.
Apply now and for more details visit: http://careeres.ff.com.pk

Monday, November 19, 2012

Post of Coordination Manager in Agriculture Departement, Punjab

Posted by Unknown On Monday, November 19, 2012

Manager Coordination (1 Post) required for the project "Supply Chain Improvement of Agriculture and Live Stock Products" on contract basis for the project up to 30-06-2014. The posts are purely temporary.
Read for Details.

Vigilance Officer required in Guard Agricultural Research and Services Ltd.

Posted by Unknown On Monday, November 19, 2012

Vigilance Officer required in Guard Agricultural Research and Services Ltd.
Last Date 23 November 2012.
Read for Details.

Agriculture Jobs in Federal Government Organisation 2012

Posted by Unknown On Monday, November 19, 2012

Job in Semi-Autonomous Organisation of Federal Government. Apply before 15-December 2012.
Read the following ad for details.

Cotton Production up by 6.91% During 2012-13

Posted by Unknown On Monday, November 19, 2012

Pakistan Cotton Ginners Assciation (PCGA) in its latest report has said that there has been 6.91% increase in cotton production during the cotton season 2012-13. Till November 15, 2012, more than 8.5 million cotton bales have reached cotton ginning mills. This incoming stock of cotton bales in more than same duration during last year.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Agronomic Use Classification of Crops

Posted by Unknown On Sunday, September 23, 2012

The major cultivated crops can be classified according to the agronomic purpose. On this basis, the distinguishable groups of crops can be...
I) PULSES (aka Grain Legumes)
The plants belonging to family leguminosae are cultivated for their edible seeds. For example, chickpea,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Introduction to Animal Husbandry

Posted by Unknown On Saturday, September 22, 2012

Animal husbandry is basically the rearing, breeding and keeping of farm animals for producing food and other products for human beings. Livestock industry accounts for more than 50% of the share in GDP of Pakistan. Thus animal husbandry is a very vast and important discipline of agriculture and it can never b neglected. Following are major disciplines of animal husbandry.

Botanical Classification of Plants

Posted by Unknown On Saturday, September 22, 2012

The system of classification of plants has existed from centuries. It began to be formally known during the era of Carlous Linnaeous when he first published the book about classification of plants and a few years later published book of classification of animals. The classification system proposed by Linnaeous is knows today as conventional system.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crop Husbandry and its Sub-disciplines

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Agriculture, as already mentioned, is a broad discipline which covers a broad spectrum of disciplines. It is mainly divided into two main disciplines: Crop husbandry and Animal husbandry.

CROP HUSBANDRY - deals with the various aspects of crops from seed sowing, on field and off-field operations, harvesting, threshing, storage and marketing of the products. It can be further divided into the following main sub-divisions; 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Agriculture - Past, Present and Future

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, September 13, 2012

Agriculture is a main discipline of plant science and a very broad term. It can be defined in hundreds of ways, for example,
An art, a science & business as well of raising crops and rearing of animals through exploiting the natural resources (soil & climate) with the coordination of socio economic infrastructure to meet the fundamental necessities of life, i.e. food, feed, fibre and shelter.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Agricultural Land Measuring Units in Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The following are most common agricultural land measuring units being used in Pakistan.
1 karam = 2 ft. steps = 5.5 ft. = 1.67 m
1 sq. Karam = 5.5 x 5.5 ft. = (5.5)2 ft.2 = 30.25 ft.2          or
1 sq. Karam = 1.67 x 1.67 m = (1.67)2 m2 = 2.679 m2

Plant Science (Phytology) and its Division

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The world around us is so precious and beautiful. There are numerous varieties of plants around us which are charming, fascination, enchanting and give us the gift of fragrance, fruits, flowers and other necessities of life. According to historians, human beings started domestication of plants around 10,000 B.C and this is the start of agriculture. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

List of Crops of Pakistan and their Agronomic Use

Posted by Unknown On Monday, September 10, 2012

The following table presents list of common crops of Pakistan, along with their botanical names, agronomic use and sowing season.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Why we need Agriculture in Pakistan?

Posted by Unknown On Saturday, September 08, 2012

Wheat threshing
Pakistan, after coming into existence in 1947, has survived many natural calamities like floods, earth quakes, drought and so on. One of many professions which has prospered from that time to the present day. Agriculture always had a major share in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan