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    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...

PakAgriFarming

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Production Technology for Maize

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, February 28, 2013

INTRODUCTION 

Maize is a popular kharif fodder in Pakistan and finds much use as fodder for livestock and poultry. The crop can be harvested in 60 - 65 days and it can be grown in most parts of the country. The green stalk has high carbohydrate contents so it is an enchanting feed for poultry. Hybrid seed should not be used for fodder purposes because they have less foliage, and short stature with less nutrition.
Maize (Zea mays L.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Production Technology of BARLEY ( Hordeum Vulgare) in Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, February 26, 2013


INTRODUCTION

In the soils where wheat, maize, rice and sugarcane cannot be cultivated easily, we can cultivate barley (Jou - جو) because it is a tolerant crop and can resist harsh environments. Not only barley gives good yields with lesser agriculture inputs but it can also replenish the damaged soils. Barley, like all other crops is affected by the saline soils, but due to its high resistance it can give better yields than other crops. 
Spikes of Barley

Monday, February 25, 2013

Introduction to Kitchen Gardening

Posted by Unknown On Monday, February 25, 2013

In the modern age of urban life and industrialization, the land for cultivation is continuously decreasing and hence more problems for getting fresh vegetables, grains and other edible commodities is also arising. But to cope with this situation, the concept of kitchen gardening has been introduced formally in metropolitan cities of this world.
A representation of Kitchen Gardening in Lahore

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to Maintain Nutritional Value of Vegetables?

Posted by Unknown On Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vegetables are very important in our daily diet because they contain components essential for the grown and developments of our bodies. Following are a few measures which can be followed in Pakistan to preserve the nutritional value of vegetables both a farmer and consumer level.
Vegetables

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Potato Wart Disease

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, February 19, 2013

INTRODUCTION
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a very important vegetable and ranks fourth in the world with respect to production, in United States of America it is ranked fifth. Pakistan has further lower ranking in this regard. Potato is also staple food in many communities and it has a large spectrum of cultivar based on shape, size and colour of its edible tuber.
Warts on Potato Tubers

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Introduction to Citrus in Pakistan and List of Local Varieties

Posted by Unknown On Sunday, February 17, 2013

INTRODUCTION

Citrus are the fruits belonging to the Rutacease family and mostly from the genus Citrus which are usually mix of sweet and acidic fruits. They are widely cultivated fruits in the world with areas under cultivation and production increasing greatly from 2000 - 2010. Citrus is ranked world number 2 1st in Pakistan w.r.t its area and production among fruits. There is a huge demand from both the fresh and processed oranges by the consumer.
Citrus varieties

Friday, February 15, 2013

Basics of Tunnel Farming

Posted by Unknown On Friday, February 15, 2013


The technology for growing and taking good produce successfully, of the crops either before or after their natural time of cultivation is called off-season cultivation. It may be early sowing or late sowing. In this regard, summer vegetables are cultivated in the winter sunlight under the cover of polythene sheet and the heat is provided artificially to get an early crop. This technology is called Tunnel Farming.
Tunnel Farming

Saturday, February 09, 2013

A List of Fruits of Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Saturday, February 09, 2013


In horticulture, a fruit is defined as the ripened ovary produced from the ovary of the carpel. So many of the species considered as vegetables so far in our daily life; they are regarded as 'fruits' in horticulture. And the production of fruits in farms and orchards is called Pomology.

Production Technology (CPT) of GRAPES in Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Saturday, February 09, 2013


INTRODUCTION
The European grape (Vitis vinifera) is the most important species of the family  Vitaceae. Two other commercial species are V.labrusca and V.rotundifolia. 

Thursday, February 07, 2013

A Brief about FARMING SYSTEMS in Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, February 07, 2013


INTRODUCTION 
A farming system is an established way to operate a piece of land to raise crops, livestock or both and includes everything done on farm and outside the farm related to farm operations.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Symptoms of Plant Diseases caused by Fungi

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, February 05, 2013


Fungi and fungi like organisms (FLOs) such as Pythium and Phytophthora collectively cause more diseases in the plants then do rest of the pathogen as a whole. More than 10,000 species of the fungi and FLOs are known to be pathogen to plants. The diseases caused by the fungi are so numerous and widespread that they are found all over the world and throughout all the seasons.
Cercospora leaf spots of Bauhinia variegata 

PakAgriFarming News Week vol. 04 (12-01-2013 to 19-01-2013)

Posted by Unknown On Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Top Story

Wheat, Rice & Sugar supplies are adequate: PARC

Planning according to food security is included in our priorities – Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad

PakAgriFarming News Week Vol. 04 (Cover)

Friday, February 01, 2013

Landscape Design and its Personalization

Posted by Unknown On Friday, February 01, 2013

Landscape is defined as an area planted within urban surroundings, near a building, near pavements, or as a park, etc.
Landscape Horticulture:
A branch of horticulture that specializes in the use of woody ornamentals and turf.
Landscape Design:
The drawings, models, or action of laying out structures, land activities, recreational facilities, vegetation, land cover, erosion protection, watering methods, etc.
A walking path in a forest setting is a beautiful example of landscape design