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Strawberry (Fragaria x ananasa) is a widely grown fruit crop known for its color, aroma and texture. The fruit is enriched with vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants. In Pakistan, except for a few low-temperature regions, it is mainly grown as an annual fruit crop where runners are transplanted...

Author(s)
Sanjeela Sabahat; Juliya Abbasi; Mushtaq Ahmad; Saima Mumtaz; Khan, T. N.; Sudheer Tariq; Muhammad Imran
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2022, 34, 4, pp 897-904

Generally, there is subsistence kind of farming in Pothwar Region of Pakistan. The per unit area income of farmers is very low and the soils of this region are very poor. Mostly mono-cropping system is prevailing here. So, the pearl millet and mung bean were selected as test crops to evaluate the...

Author(s)
Safdar Ali; Muhammad Umar; Khan, B. A.; Ijaz Ahmed; Amir Manzoor; Riaz, M. S.; Arif, M. I.; Asif Nawaz
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2022, 34, 4, pp 889-896

Cadmium (Cd) is highly toxic metal which naturally exists in environment in small proportion but continuously increasing due to anthropogenic activities. The rapid increase in population is putting pressure on urbanization, agriculture and industrialization which have resulted in gradual increase...

Author(s)
Khaliq Dad; Muhammad Nawaz; Muhamamd Ibrahim; Fengliang Zhao; Rumsha Hassan; Humaira Nawaz; Muhammad Usman Saleem; Kinat Javed; Ayesha Komal; Hajra Naz
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 799-812

Electronic nose is an instrument, which comprises an array of electronic chemical sensors with partial specificity and an appropriate pattern-recognition system, capable of recognizing simple or complex odors. In the food industry, electronic nose is popularly used to detect smells and flavors of a...

Author(s)
Asfand Raheel; Ali, S. Z.; Muhammad Waris; Muhammad Basharat; Basheer Ahmed; Ullah, M. A.; Hyder, S. I.; Taqi Raza
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 700-705

High population growth rates, shortage of fresh water, and threat of climatic change are major constrains for expansion of irrigated agriculture in the country. In this scenario, use of underground saline water for crop production with acceptable economic yield is a viable management strategy....

Author(s)
Sheikh, A. A.; Khalil Ahmed; Belqees Akhter; Ghulam Qadir; Nawaz, M. Q.; Hafeezullah Rafa; Abdul Wakeel; Saeed, A. M.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 905-912

Contemporary non-target effects of conventional synthetic insecticides necessitate evaluating biorational insecticides owing differential chemistry and modes of action than the conventional ones. This laboratory study comparatively evaluated some selected differential chemistry insecticides against...

Author(s)
Majeed, M. Z.; Ullah, M. I.; Dilbar Hussain; Muhammad Luqman; Muhammad Qasim; Gulfam Yousaf; Hamza Latif; Muhammad Zeeshan
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 878-888

The study investigates the efficacy of EM-Technology application through fermenter on fertilizers usage and irrigation of selected crops. Organic farming is the dire need of the day; to overcome the excessive use of chemical fertilizers alternative methods are adopted to decrease use of...

Author(s)
Ayesha Khan; Asmatullah; Urooba Perviaz; Khalid Nawab; Mahmood Iqbal
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 846-853

The use of wastewater in agriculture sector is growing worldwide because freshwater resources are depleting. Waste water is considered suitable for growing vegetables after appropriate treatment. A field experiment was conducted to investigate the yield response factor of capsicum to different...

Author(s)
Khalil, S. H. K.; Adnan Shakeel; Ghani Akbar; Muhammad Asif; Ashraf Khan; Zafar Islam
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 819-823

Sugar industry wastewater could be handled positively for agricultural purpose. The wastewater is a nutrient rich plant material well known for its high biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand and soluble salts. Its injudicious use may be hazardous for soil health. Study was conducted to...

Author(s)
Kaloi, G. M.; Mehrunisa Memon
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 766-773

This study aims to solve water constraints in today's agricultural industry, as well as decreasing soil conditions and growing food demand. The primary goal of current research is to find a substitute for conventional farming practices that could conserve water, fertilizer and generate more...

Author(s)
Ain-Ul-Abad Syed; Zaheer Ahmed Khan; Shakeel Hussain Chattha; Irfan Ahmed Shaikh; Mian Noor Hussain Asghar Ali; Zohaib Ur Rehman Bughio; Shahzad Hussain Dahri; Buriro, G. B.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Publication
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2021, 34, 4, pp 678-688

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