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July 30, 2012

Dry seeded rice technology

By Zuhair Hasnain March 06, 2012: ASIAN rice growing systems are undergoing changes in response to economic factors and technological advancement in farming. Dry seed rice cultivation on the mechanical lines is the linkage of past practice with throughput technology, becoming indispensable to address problems like drudgery, high production cost, low quality, low crop intensity and above all water and labour scarcity. The sowing of dry seeds into dry or moist, non-puddled soil has many…

Seedlessness In Fruits And Wto Regimes

By Miss Naseem Sharif (Research Officer) Horticultural Research Institute, AARI FaisalabadIn Pakistan, almost every second businessman appears to be suffering from an unknown fear of the World Trade Organization and expecting, anytime now or later. One reason is obvious: lack of knowledge and awareness among the middle class traders about the WTO, its functioning, its rules and its key objectives. Another reason is the uncertainty that free trade can bring in its wake; our entrepreneurs have…

Existing germplasm of ber in Punjab

By Miss Naseem Sharif (Research Officer) Horticultural Research Institute, AARI Faisalabad Ber (Zyzyphus mauritiana) is called apple of desert and is considered king of all arid fruits. It belongs to Family Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family) consisting of more than 170 species distributed throughout temperate, tropical and subtropical regions of world. Ber cultivation is becoming popular due to its outstanding advantages including bearing early, being rich in nutrition, long flowering…

Ghanaian farmers use an audio computer for agricultural information

The Talking Book, a robust handheld audio computer, records locally produced agricultural and literacy information for Ghanaian farmers to play back in their own language. In Ghana, the majority of the workforce are farmers, many of whom are small-scale producers. Agricultural extension officers visit these farmers to give them new information that will help to improve crop yield, increase their income and provide food security for their families. However, many rural communities might only…

Use of Antiviral Drug (Amantadine) in Commercial Poultry-An Alarm for Future Strategy on Control of Avian Influenza in the Country

BACK GROUND: Antibiotics are generally not effective against viruses simply because they do not have their own metabolic mechanism and that viruses are usually intra cellular organism because they have to utilize the machinery of host cell for their proliferation. Very few chemicals are effective against viruses as virucidal. The most important to mention here two groups: 1. Amantadine and Remantadine. 2. Oseltamivir and Zenamiver. The first group prevent the assembly of virion in host…

Safety scandals give foreign dairies a boost in China

Global food and dairy companies are making another round of big bets on China’s fast growing dairy sector, seeking to position themselves as safe alternatives after a lethal baby formula scandal burned the industry four years ago. They are lured by projections of 10 percent annual growth for the sector and by Chinese consumers’ willingness to pay a premium for foreign brands as they remain wary of local brands’ safety records. Just last week, China’s top-selling dairy firm Inner Mongolia…

Research: Introduction of Asian Ladybugs Into Europe Serious Mistake, Experts Say

Research: In retrospect, introducing the Asian ladybird into Europe was a serious mistake.  In retrospect, introducing the Asian ladybird into Europe was a serious mistake. The insect was introduced some twenty years ago in a conscious attempt to combat aphids. But research carried out at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) into the invasion of this foreign insect has shown that the disadvantages far outweigh this single advantage. The Asian species is displacing the native…

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