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Increasing demand for food by expanding population, urged upon the scientists to evolve a site-specific crop production technology which not only increases production per unit area but also ensure the quality of daily dietary crops. For this purpose, a series of field experiments were conducted...

Author(s)
Nawaz, M. Q.; Khalil Ahmed; Ghulam Qadir; Muhammad Rizwan; Nawaz, M. F.; Muhammad Sarfraz
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 1, pp 126-134

Decomposition is a natural process of nutrient cycling in which the different elements play their role to decompose the plants parts such as roots, shoots, leaves and other parts. The present study was conducted to estimate the decomposition rate, litter fall production and elemental composition of ...

Author(s)
Kamran Aziz; Aamir Saleem; Malik, A. M.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 3, pp 441-448

The efficacy of different Pleurotus ostreatus (L.) isolates to treat pulp and paper industrial effluent on a shake flask were studied. In the shake flask studies, Pleurotus ostreatus (L.) decolorized the effluent 69.68%, on 7th day of incubation. Various cultural conditions including different...

Author(s)
Azeem Haider; Alam, M. M.; Khan, A. A.; Zulfiqar, M. A.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 3, pp 507-513

Microalgae are considered nowadays as a potential alternative feedstock for biodiesel and animal feed production since these organisms are known to possess high amounts of lipids, proteins, and other bioproducts. This study examines the possibility of using a green microalga, Desmodesmus sp....

Author(s)
Arguelles, E. D. L. R.; Laurena, A. C.; Monsalud, R. G.; Martinez-Goss, M. R.
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2019, 44, 2, pp 13-23

Evaluation of optimum nitrogen rate in conjunction with plant density is an important concern of cotton production. The two years' field trials were conducted at Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan to test the hypothesis whether nitrogen (N) requirement varies with planting density (PD) for...

Author(s)
Afzal, M. N.; Muhammad Tariq; Muhammad Ahmad; Khuram Mubeen; Khan, M. A.; Afzal, M. U.; Shakeel Ahmad
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 2, pp 229-240

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and biochar applications have been found to enhance the nutrient cycling and agricultural crop production. This greenhouse study investigated the effects of AMF inoculation and biochar amendment at different level on the soil bacterial population, mycorrhizal root ...

Author(s)
Aggangan, N. S.; Cortes, A. D.; Opulencia, R. B.; Jomao-As, J. G.; Yecyec, R. P.
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2019, 44, 1, pp 1-9

This paper evaluated the applicability of the MOET kit and MOET App in rainfed as compared to irrigated rice conditions. Originally, the MOET kit was designed for irrigated rice areas as most nutrients are plant-available in flooded conditions. This made limiting nutrients easily observable from...

Author(s)
Capistrano, A. O. V.; Hayashi, K.
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2019, 44, 1, pp 58-65

Two consecutive field experiments were conducted at the Farm of Heho State Agricultural Institute (SAI), Kalaw Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar, to study the effect of cowdung manure application with urea on growth and yield of cabbage (crown variety). The first experiment was carried out in...

Author(s)
Soe Yu Nwe; Soe Soe Thein; Kyaw Ngwe; Aung Naing Oo; Kyaw Kyaw Win
Publisher
Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 57-64

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) promote crop growth and seed yield. However, in farm management practices genotype and environmental conditions may also affect the growth and nutrient uptake. PGPR and phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB) in combination with synthetic fertilizers can...

Author(s)
Attique Ahmed; Tariq Sultan; Ghulam Qadir; Obaid Afzal; Ahmed, M.; Shah, S. U. S.; Muhammad Asif; Safdar Ali; Mehmood, M. Z.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 234-246

Decline in agriculture production due to salinity is one of the key problems in many areas around the globe including Pakistan. Around the globe approximately, 800-million-hectare area is salt affected and it is estimated that up to middle of 21st century, 50% of the arable land all over the world...

Author(s)
Imran Shehzad; Ghulam Sarwar; Muhammad Zeeshan Manzoor; Ayesha Zafar; Sher Muhammad; Ghulam Murtaza
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 3, pp 527-534

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