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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...

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Health Hazards of Pesticide

Posted by Unknown On Sunday, April 21, 2013


INTRODUCTION
This article will discuss about the harmful effects of pesticides (especially insecticides) use on human health. The pesticides applied to crops, household etc. are not only mitigating pest problem but they are also a source of extreme and permanent damage to human health and environment. 

Pesticides are substances or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Common Commercial Insecticide Formulations available in Punjab, Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Friday, April 19, 2013


INTRODUCTION
Insecticides form a major proportion of the agricultural products being produced in the country and imported. The importance and impact of the insecticides on the farm can not be denied. Both in terms of the useful and residual effects. Similarly they form a major part of the agriculture industry. There is an excess of availability of the insecticides in the agriculture markets. The product available is of mixed quality from highest standards of the multinational and local companies to the lesser quality products of some of the small local manufacturers.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crop Profile: Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.)

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, April 18, 2013

INTRODUCTION
Cowpea ( لوبیا )is one of the most important legumes being cultivated in the semi-arid and sub-humid tropics for its grain and fodder purposes. Among all the legumes, cowpea has much tolerance to drought, it is a warm weather crop and hence well adapted to dry regions. So, its world production and acreage has increased dramatically in the last 25 years. In Pakistan, it is grown mainly as Kharif crop, with sorghum and millet intercropping. 
Black-eyed Pea

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crop Production Technology (CPT) of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.)

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, April 11, 2013

INTRODUCTION
Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. is locally known as Lobia or Lohbia (لوبیا) or Rawaan in Pakistan and   Black-eyed Pea (Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata) is commonly available cowpea subspecies in Pakistan. It is a multipurpose crop but it has not been given much priority in the selection among the rest of the pulses like Mung bean, Mash bean, Lentil (Masoor) and Chickpea (Chanay). But due to its multipurpose nature the agriculture departments in Punjab, Pakistan are importing its exotic varieties and running trials on them. And at the same time, farmers are also being educated about the usefulness of this crop.
Epigeal germination of Vigna unguiculata L.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Intro to Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genetics and Production Technology

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, April 04, 2013

BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION

              Kingdom          Plantae
              Division           Mangoliophyta
              Class               Liliopsida
              Order              Cyperales
              Family             Poaceae
              Genus              Triticum
              Species            T. aestivum L.
Intro to Wheat Genetics and Production Technology (Cover)