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Model Farming

The outcome of the ongoing technology evaluation study needs to be effectively used in identifying appropriate future directives for new management strategies. To achieve this, multiple farms will be examined simultaneously, as sources, when at the same time multiple goals…

Promising new wheat and paddy varieties

By Mohiuddin Aazim New wheat and paddy varieties are contributing, though modestly, to higher per-hectare yields, but the growers have yet to get the certified seeds according to their requirements. The 26m tonnes target set for 2014-15 wheat crop on 8.91m hectares means the expected yield has been worked out at about 2.91 tonnes. This is higher than 2013-14’s (initially estimated) yield of around 2.80 tonnes per hectare. And, one of the factors inbuilt into higher yield projection is…

Italy hails Pakistan’s efforts for olive cultivation

October 26, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Italy praised Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and its provincial components of olive project in promoting olive cultivation in Pakistan. Head of Italian Cooperation in Italian Embassy Dr Dominco Bruzzone at a three-day PARC training programme for 25 master trainers about olive processing machinery at Barani Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) Chakwal said progress of the project was marvellous and PARC have put right persons at right job.…

A tall veggie tale: New farming technique yields higher profits for Kabal farmers

September 4, 2014 - By Fazal Khaliq - Tribune KABAL: Vegetable farmers of Kabal tehsil, Swat were initially hesitant to adopt vertical farming as a method of growing crops. However, the few who did give the technique a go have reaped high profits for their produce. The initiative of vertical or structured farming was introduced by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) under the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund in five union councils of Kabal tehsil in 2013 to help poor farmers…

Silage

1. Introduction 2. What is Corn Silage? 3. Best Practices of Silage Preparation    3.1. Selection of Corn Hybrid    3.2. Construction of Bunker    3.3. Harvesting at Proper Time    3.4. Use of Inoculants    3.5. Compaction    3.6. Sealing    3.7. Silage Feeding 4. What are Inoculants?      1. Introduction Livestock farming is growing rapidly in Pakistan. Better performing Genetics, ideal Environment and Nutrition are three basic principles for profitable farming. In Pakistan…

Greenhouse gives window to agriculture studies future

April 14, 2014 By Jeremy Story Carter - ABC Rural It is the repeated cry from so many across agriculture: ‘we need more skilled workers.’ It is a plea that is also frequently accompanied by ongoing discussions about the very future of agricultural studies in Australia. One Victorian site does, however, serve as proof that the agricultural education landscape is not yet all doom and gloom. In a six-metre high Cranbourne greenhouse on the fringe of Melbourne, a host of students…

Free Detailed Instructions on Making an Aquaponics System

Aquaponics is a system of raising food that combines the raising of fish and plants in a symbiotic relationship that through balance creates a thriving atmosphere for both.  In plan terms, in an aquaponic system, the water from the fish tank is piped to the plants, letting them convert the fish excretions to nutrients to feed on, and the cleansed water is then returned to the fish tank.  The system needed to do so is not overly complex, but it is not idiot simple either.  It falls in…

How to Make Your Own Fertilizer

By Erin Huffstetler, About Guide Learn how to make your own fertilizer, and keep your garden green without spending a lot of green. Here are several great homemade fertilizer recipes to try: Epsom Salt Fertilizer Use in Place of: Houseplant food Vegetable fertilizer Make Your Own Fertilizer Rose plant food What You Need: 1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt 1 gallon water A watering can What You Do: 1. Combine the Epsom salt and water. 2. Use the solution to water your…

Niche market for biomass power: Agriculture and Power sectors

Ahmad Fraz Khan with Universal Biomass Energy Limited of India. According to the MoU, the Indian company will be responsible for installation and efficient working of the plant, and relevant technical training to the local staff. It would hand over the plant to the Punjab government after two years of successful operation. The province is now hunting for a location to install the plant, probably somewhere in its southern parts.First of its kind in the public sector, the province wants to…

Effect of weed management practices and spacing on weed control

By Muhammad Iqbal To study the effect of weed management practices on weed control in wheat, an experiment was conducted at two locations Such as Agricultural Research Farm, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar and Agricultural research Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, D.I.Khan for the year 1998-1999 and 1999-2000. The experiment was laid out in split-split plot Design with three replications. The factors included in the experiment were varieties (Bakhtawar-92,…

3 Inexpensive Ways To Feed Your Garden Soil This Fall For A Great Garden Next Year!

Producing vegetable can take it’s toll on your garden soil – you need to replenish the nutrients each year. There are no two ways about it. Your garden soil is tired and hungry!  It has been using it’s nutrients to feed your fruits and vegetables through the spring and summer – all the while being pounded by rain, wind and the baking hot sun. It needs fed and put to bed this fall so that it’s ready to come to life again next spring! When we talk about feeding your garden – we’re…

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