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Current study is an attempt to evaluate inequality in uni-dimensional and multidimensional spectrum in agro-climatic zones of Punjab and their representative districts by using cross sectional data of HIES/PSLM of last 10 years from 2005-2006 to 2015-16. By developing an axiomatic framework 3 most...

Author(s)
Saima Asad; Baig, I. A.; Abdul Saboor; Rashid Mahmood
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 192-201

Surveys were conducted for apricot insect pollinators during apricot blossom period (early March) from Gilgit, Ghizer, Hunza-Nagar and Skardu. Total 18 species of 14 genera under seven families of orders Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera were identified. Order Diptera was represented by family...

Author(s)
Hina Maryam; Rafi, M. A.; Ahmed Zia; Ghulam Rasul; Sheikh, M. K.; Muhammad Qasim; Gulnaz Parveen
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 202-211

Sericulture is a distinctive field of agriculture in which silkworms, Bombyx mori (Bombycidae: Lepidoptera), are reared on wide range for commercial purpose. Silkworm is susceptible to various pathogenic diseases. Among the all bacterial diseases of B. mori, flacherie is injurious disease that is...

Author(s)
Nazar, M. Z.; Ayyan Umer; Sarwar, Z. M.; Faiz, F. U.; Sikandar Hussain
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 212-216

Flowering in Solanum lycopersicum L. is sensitive to low-temperature as it inhibits the fuit growth and causes poor fruit setting. The present experiment was conducted to improve the fruit growth and fruit set in tomato during low-temperature stress conditions by the use of growth regulator...

Author(s)
Chishti, S. A. S.; Saba Aleem; Iram Sharif; Kashif Nadeem; Nusrat Parveen; Muhammad Najeebullah
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 217-223

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) is a continental deciduous plant with cold winters that can withstand temperatures as low as -30°C. The apricot has been used as a treatment for various diseases in Folk medicines. Shot hole which is a fungal disease caused by Wilsonomyces carpophilus is one of the...

Author(s)
Humayun Saleem; Fateh, F. S.; Zia-Ur-Rehman; Siddique, M. A. B.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 224-227

Ameliorative role of organic amendments in improvement of fertility status of salt affected soil was studied in a pot experiment conducted at research area of University of Sargodha in year 2017-18. A saline sodic-soil with desirable characteristics (SP = 40.35, ECe = 5.17 dS m-1, pHs = 8.71, SAR = ...

Author(s)
Noor-Us-Sabah; Tahir, M. A.; Ghulam Sarwar; Sher Muhammad
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 228-233

Pakistan fulfils 80% of its edible oil requirements through import from other countries. Import of edible oil is a huge burden on country's economy and therefore, indigenous oil production must be augmented. Sunflower seed contains 40% of good quality oil. Hence, it can play a significant role for...

Author(s)
Keerio, R. A.; Soomro, N. S.; Soomro, A. A.; Siddiqui, M. A.; Khan, M. T.; Nizamani, G. S.; Kandhro, M. N.; Maryum Siddiqui; Hajra Khan; Soomro, F. D.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 264-269

Use of osmoprotectants is a possible strategy for plants to survive under adverse environmental conditions. The current study emphasizes the ameliorative role of trehalose, in mitigating the detrimental effects of salt stress, in cotton plants. Three concentrations of trehalose (0, 5 and 50 mM)...

Author(s)
Shahzad, A. N.; Qureshi, M. K.; Samee Ullah; Muhammad Latif; Shakeel Ahmad; Bukhari, S. A. H.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 270-279

Energy is a key indicator of economic development, living standards and generation of wealth of any country. Globally, energy generation scenario is shifting towards renewable sources and its application in different sectors for example Agriculture. Oil, gas and coal. The same is true for Pakistan...

Author(s)
Rizvi, F. F.; Umair, M.; Jamil, M. K.; Hassan, M.; Qayyum, K.; Kazmi, S. M. R.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 280-288

The primary aim of this research was to examine the factors influencing behavioral intention of farmers to use ICTs for agricultural risk management. The past research reveals that many researchers had tried to determine factors affecting behavioural intentions of the respondents and TPB has been...

Author(s)
Muhammad Ali; Norsida Man; Farrah Melissa Muharam; Siti Zobidah Omar
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 295-302

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