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Whether you are a farmer or a small business operating in the agriculture industry, the New Agricultural Technology provides knowledge in the areas of: Development, Research, Information and technology transfer, Evaluation…

Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory: Agricultrue

Iqra Junejo Agricultrue: The word tissue culture is getting popularity because of its benefits like high and improved yield of plants and other agricultural commodities , it can also provides multiple employment  opportunities following things are necessary to remember while investing in plant tissue culture sector. Only 2 to 3 persons are required to run the laboratory, but they must be technically well informed and trained they must be capable enough to handle all the situations.…

Factors Affecting Respiration and Transpiration of Fruits and Vegetables

By Sania 1. Stage of Development: Fruits and Vegetables: During organ development the rate of respiration variation occurs. When fruits become bulky i.e at maturation stage degree of respiration rate decreases as compared to initial development stage. In Climateric fruit the rate of respiration is minimum at maturity stage but when ripening is about to start after harvest the respiration rate will increase to climacteric peak. Stage at Which the Fruits are to be Harvested:…

Hydroponics-A Wonder of Modern Science: Crops

Asad Manzoor Truly a greatest wonder of modern science – the hydroponic,  hydroponic  farming technique produce abundant harvests of fruit, vegetables, grains, herbs and flowers in places never before able to sustain growth, deserts of the earth turn into oasis of vegetables and herbs. Hydroponic farms produce the healthiest crops with the highest yields and vitamin content due to their absolutely balanced nutrient by mean of nutrients solutions. Modern hydroponic methods and techniques…

How to Make a Solar Food Dehydrater From… Beer Cans!

If you produce your own vegetable crops, you’ll know that many of them ripen within a very short period of time, leaving you with way more than you can eat fresh – so it’s necessary to find ways to store your surplus produce for the remainder of the year. If you live in a sunny climate, a solar dehydrator can save on both the purchase (easily $500) and the running cost of an electric dehydrator or a freezer and reduce the space needed for home freezing or canning/bottling. Drying food is…

Tunnel farming gains popularity among small farmers

October 21, 2013 Tunnel technology for vegetable production has gained popularity among small growers and farmers in Sialkot district. A large number of farmers has adopted tunnel farming technology on their own expenses and not taken any support from the Punjab government. Sources in Agriculture Department told Business Recorder on Sunday that at present more than one thousand small farmers have adopted tunnel farm technology and more farmers are considering opting this technology…

Transposable elements

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang A transposable element (TE,transposon or retrotransposon) is a  DNA sequence that can change its position within the genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and altering the cell's genome size. Transposition often results in duplication of the TE. Barbara Mc Clintock's discovery of these jumping genes. A bacterial DNA transposon TEs make up a large fraction of the C-value of eukaryotic cells. They are generally considered non-coding DNA, although it…

Can Radio Waves Completely Transform Agriculture?

A single innovation from an octogenarian professor in Ireland is raising eyebrows and gaining accolades, though it is strangely absent in the U.S. mainstream media. Professor Austin Darragh of Limerick University is employing a new use of radio wave technology that could be called the new or real miracle grow. The consequences of its implementation are being referred to as "the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough." The biotech industry continues to assert that…

Signs Showing Your Plants are Nutrient Deficient

By Mike Podlesny Even with a heavy dose of proper composting, many factors can lead to your plants becoming deficient in valuable nutrients. Too much rain could wash away valuable nitrogen, and not enough rain, well, could lead to a whole lot of other problems. Here are some popular signs that you should be looking out for in your vegetable garden, their causes, and potential solutions. Are the leaves on your vegetable plants light green to yellow? Does the growth of your plant seem…

Big Agriculture creating new generation of antibiotic-resistant super bugs

A group of Canadian and French scientists have uncovered more evidence that prolific use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is contributing to the development of drug-resistant "super-bugs," in a study published in Journal of Environmental Quality and funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Feeding antibiotics to healthy animals is a common practice in industrial agriculture, because it is believed to reduce rates of illness and to result in larger animals and therefore, higher…

What is DNA microarray, principle and its applications

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang A DNA microarray (also commonly known as DNA chip or biochip) is a collection of microscopic DNA spots attached to a solid surface. Scientists use DNA microarrays to measure the expression levels of large numbers of genes simultaneously or to genotype multiple regions of a genome. Each DNA spot contains picomoles (10−12 moles) of a specific DNA sequence, known as probes (orreporters or oligos). These can be a short section of a gene or other DNA element that are…

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