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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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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Vegetables Suitable for Tunnel Farming in Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tunnel farming is not an old concept and it is also becoming popular in Pakistan and large number of tunnels are being seen in the villages of Punjab, Sindh and KPK. Here we are presenting an account of types of tunnels, suitable vegetables for each tunnel type. Sowing dates and P to P & R to R distances are also given here.
Cucumber flowering in a tunnel

Monday, August 26, 2013

Organochlorines - History, Use and Toxicity

Posted by Unknown On Monday, August 26, 2013

Insecticides are the pesticides used against insects. Organochlorines are class of synthetic organic insecticides
Organochlorines are chlorinated hydrocarbons and contains the elements carbon and chlorine. They have been used extensively from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Bioaccumulation
They break down slowly in the environment and accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals and they stay in the environment and food web long after the being applied (Bioaccumulation). 
OCs in Food Chain

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Problems of Seed Sector in Pakistan and Possible Solutions

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, August 22, 2013

Seed is the basic requirement of agriculture. Every crop grows from some seed.
So this seed should be of
i. good quality
ii. genetic purity
iii. health and
iv. must have certain traits
problems of seed sector in pakistan and possible solutions
Seeds
To maintain a check and balance on the seed in the market and determine its use, there exist an institute known as Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Status of Biofertilizers in Pakistan: Their Application and Advantages

Posted by Unknown On Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Biofetilizers are the organic fertilizers which contain living microorganisms which enhance the growth and production of the plant. Biofertilizers are getting very popular these days in Pakistan and by the passing minute the awareness of biofertilizer has been increased. We have already discussed the classification of biofertilizers
Vermicompost Biofertilizer

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi Admission Notice Fall-2013

Posted by Unknown On Sunday, August 18, 2013

Admissions open in Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi and sub-campus at Khushab
Admissions in UAAR fall 2013

Monday, August 05, 2013

List of Agriculture Education Institutes in Pakistan

Posted by Unknown On Monday, August 05, 2013

Agriculture is one the major practical as well as educational discipline in Pakistan. The utmost importance of agriculture can be known from the fact that there are agriculture universities in four provinces of Pakistan and faculties of Agriculture in most of the Major Universities of four provinces and Azad Kashmir. Hence, Agriculture is one the vastly studied subject in Pakistan. 
list of agricultural education institute in pakistan
List of Agriculture Education Institutes in Pakistan (Cover)

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Soil Science in Agriculture - Intro and Branches

Posted by Unknown On Thursday, August 01, 2013

Soil science is a scientific discipline concerning the study of soil as a natural resource from the point of view of plant growth.

What is Soil?

From agricultural point of view, soil is defined as the non-consolidated upper part of the earth's crust that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants. In short, soil is a habitat for plants. 
But for different disciplines of science, the definition of soil is different, for instance, a geologist or mining engineer may call "the fragmented rocks or debris covering the rocks” and a civil engineer may call it "earth or the foundation material for constructing houses and roads”; and an economist may call it as 'land'.
In this article, we will be limiting only to the definition and branches of soil science.
 
Relation of soil science with other disciplines of science
Relation of soil science with other scientific disciplines