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Micropropagation is a phenomenal technique to serve rapid multiplication of vegetatively propagated plants through in vitro culture. This study was conducted to establish the optimal concentrations of plant growth regulators and sucrose for micropropagation of sugarcane. Sugarcane is cultivated...

Author(s)
Amna Qazi; Nizamani, G. S.; Khan, M. T.; Shafquat Yasmeen; Baloch, S. K.; Muharram Ali; Khan, I. A.; Sagheer Ahmad; Nizamani, M. R.; Siddiqui, M. A.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 180-191

Induced mutations play paramount role in manipulating the genetic structure of the plants as an indispensable tool for crop improvement. This field study was initiated to evaluate three potential mutant lines of lentil against their parent (M-85) and two check varieties (NIA-Masoor-05 and...

Author(s)
Siddiqui, M. A.; Khan, M. T.; Nizamani, G. S.; Shafquat Yasmeen; Khan, I. A.; Abdullah Khatri; Soomro, N. S.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 164-169

Food security is of growing concern around the globe. Wheat, being one of the staple food commodities, is of utmost importance for millions. However, its productivity is determined by various genotypic, environmental and crop management factors. In this study, we elaborated the role of these...

Author(s)
Muhammad Asim; Asghari Bano; Tanveer, S. K.; Aslam, M. U.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 154-163

The present research work was aimed to explore the amount of genetic variability that may exist in the available genetic material and to study the variability of yield and yield attributes in advance rice lines. For this purpose, fourteen elite rice lines namely Line-21, Line-25, Line-28, Line-31,...

Author(s)
Shah, B. H.; Hamid, F. S.; Shams-ul-Islam; Naveed Ahmed; Fayaz Ahmad; Noorullah Khan; Qamar-uz-Zaman
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 135-139

The use of raised bed-furrow irrigation method has increased in due to its capability of saving massive amounts of irrigation water. Knowing the importance of raised bed-furrow irrigation (RBFI) in water conservation and salt distribution in profile with three testing treatments viz. T1 with raised...

Author(s)
Memon, M. S.; Khadim Ullah; Siyal, A. A.; Naimatullah Leghari; Tagar, A. A.; Ahmed Ibupoto; Ata-Ul-Karim, S. T.; Tahir, M.; Noreena Memon
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 113-125

The use of saline irrigation water leads to the buildup of salts in root zone, resulting in decreased yield and deterioration in soil resource. Continues use of organic manures, help in the reduction of salt concentration in the root zone. Organic matter was used to mitigate the negative effects of...

Author(s)
Ghulam Murtaza; Ghulam Sarwar; Noor-Us-Sabah; Tahir, M. A.; Fakhar Mujeeb; Sher Muhammad; Manzoor, M. Z.; Ayesha Zafar
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 106-112

Field experiments were conducted on farmers field at two locations aimed at exploring the response of phosphorus (P) applied to rice at different growth stages. Phosphorus was applied in three interval i.e. at transplanting (0 DAT), 15 days after transplanting (15 DAT), and 25 days after...

Author(s)
Fayyaz Hussain; Khan, R. U.; Asim Hayat; Humair Ahmed; Ahmad Khan
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 72-77

Present study was designed to develop alternative methods to synthetic fungicides, currently used to control green mold of citrus caused by the Penicillium digitatum. Antifungal activities of organic elicitors were evaluated and all the elicitors expressed significant results. Salicylic acid was...

Author(s)
Khan, A. A.; Zafar Iqbal; Muhammad Atiq
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 47-55

Cotton is the major cash crop and is known as white gold. The present study was conducted to evaluate and compare the commercially available pesticides and indigenously available plant extracts. The efficacy of following insecticides and plant extracts viz. Cascabela thevetia leaf extract @ 300...

Author(s)
Ghulam Hussain; Muhammad Asrar; Dilbar Hussain; Khurum Zia; Abdul Rashid; Hina Anwar; Muhammad Azeem; Saddam Hussain; Sabeen Asghar
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 17-21

The present study was conducted to analyze the management practices and economic importance of the camels at district Khairpur Mir's, Sindh during the year of 2017. A total of sixty camel herders were selected during the survey and interviewed using comprehensive Questionnaire. Survey indicated...

Author(s)
Kaurajo, T. A.; Huma Rizwana; Gulbahar Khaskheli; Baloch, M. H.; Rajput, M. N.; Khaskheli, A. A.; Mohsin Solangi
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 1-8

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