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Manure into Energy and Ash - New Gasification Technology
By Theo van Kempen, Swine Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University

Animal Science swine waste researchers at North Carolina State University has been evaluating gasification technology. The primary purpose was conversion of animal manure into an energy source and mineral ash that could be used as a feed ingredient for pigs.
December 2005

Integrated pest management for optimum output

DISEASES limit the production of vegetable and fruit crops. Some are easy to identify but others difficult. Effective disease management is essential for high quality production. Its control includes crop rotation.
November 2005

Chilli production technology

Chillies are produced seasonally but consumed throughout the year. The pods are marketed both in green and red or natural form. Its cultivation involves heavy labour and capital inputs. There exists a great scope for its export.
November 2005

Crop yields from new technologies

Low agricultural productivity of developing countries is a common feature. One of the reasons is non-adoption of improved and recommended technologies. Crop production technologies are there but their adoption is low.
March 2005

Crop growth modelling - use of IT in agronomic research

Crop growth modelling, defined here as the dynamic simulation of crop growth by numerical integration of constituent processes with the aid of computer, is a technology
used to construct a relatively transparent surrogate (substitute) for a real crop, one that can be analysed and manipulated with far greater ease than the complex and
cumbersome original..
October 2004

Field crops foliar feeding technology

Agriculture not only matters in feeding 140 million people but also has an importance in industrial set-up from where raw material is obtained. It is termed as the engine of national economy and also serves as a yardstick to measure development and progress.
September 2004

Introduction to wind energy for farmers and researchers

The following article will help you learn how a small wind energy system could provide your farm or ranch with electricity. .
July 2004

Drip Irrigation Need of the Time

Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigating. While sprinkler systems are around 75-85% efficient, drip systems typically are 90% or higher. What that means is much less wasted water! For this reason drip is the preferred method of irrigation in the desert regions of the United States.
June 2004

Development of Computer Software “BSAT”
Saif–ul-Qahhar & Riaz Ahmed Wahed and Fozia Marjan

A computer soft ware “Bio-Saline Agriculture Technology (BSAT)” has been developed and being released on 30 years celebration of NIAB. As a rub in arid and semi-arid land the evaporation exceeds rainfall.

The Master of Bio-Magnetism
Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi

The world is progressing fast. The introduction of new technologies and ideas is the essence of getting synergy in the universal development process. This is particularly true for developing nations who have lagged behind in the latest technology process.

Bio-magnetism is a branch of science that deals with the effect of magnetic field on living and non-living things.

Silage! A Vital Solution of Fodder Scarcity in the Country
The critical constraint for profitable livestock production in developing countries is the inadequacy of quality forage. Because of ever growing human need for food, only limited cultivated land can be allocated to fodder production.

Improving irrigation technology
Irrigated agriculture has driven much of the increase in global food production over recent decades. While only 20% of the world's farmland is irrigated, it produces 40% of our food supply. The highest yields obtained from irrigation are more than double the highest yields from rainfed agriculture - even low-input irrigation is more productive than high-input rainfed farming.

Pitcher irrigation: a water saving technique
Altaf Ali Siyal

Buried clay pot irrigation (pitcher irrigation) has been used to grow a wide range of annual and perennial plants in China, Pakistan, India, Iran, Mexico, and Brazil. In fact, it is even recorded in Chinese texts dating back more than 2000 years.

ZT technology working wonders
Zafar Samdani

A revolution seems to be in the making in the agriculture sector, specifically in areas where wheat crop is alternated with rice. This is the fruit of zero tillage technology that has raised wheat yield by about 15 to 20 maunds per acre. When the technology is fully adopted in the wheat-rice belt covering about 13 million acres, the result should be an unimaginable wheat surplus.

New wheat variety developed
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, Faisalabad has developed a new wheat variety "Ufaq-2002" through tissue culture.

Artificial breeding of 'Mahaseer'
Punjab Fisheries Department has achieved a major break through after successful experiment of artificial breeding of an endangered fish species of South Asian countries 'Mahaseer'.

PAEC to produce disease-free banana plants
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is fully alive to face the challenge of disease threat to banana crop and tissue culture technique is being used to produce disease-free banana plants in Pakistan.

Parachute technology for rice being introduced in Punjab
Parachute technology of rice is being introduced for putting the agriculture sector on modern lines to bring revolutionary improvement in per acre yield.

Pakistani scientist develops Sectorial Magnetic Model
A Pakistani scientist Dr Aurangzeb Hafi has earned a great honour for the country by developing 'Magneto-Agricultural Development Model and Sectorial Magnetic Model' for the first time in the world that will vivid far-looking and long lasting effects on agriculture, environmental and medical sciences, space biology, magnetobotanics, magnetohydrodynamics and multidisciplinary sciences.

Technology developed to get energy from agricultural residues
A recent survey indicates that thousands of tonnes of agricultural residues on cultivated land in the country go up in flame after every harvesting season because there seems to no use for it.

Researchers identify group of micro-organisms
Researchers in the US and Pakistan have identified a group of micro-organisms that can breakdown a common toxic pesticide, endosulfan.

Farmers asked to apply modern irrigation methods
In order to confront existing water shortage, farmers should carefully apply efficient and modern methods of irrigation to achieve maximum advantages from minimum amount of water.

Farm Technology Changing Agriculture
Lucas Shivers

Hi-tech systems offer tractors that operate without drivers No one is denying that technology is changing the face of the world. Tomorrow's technology will bring sweeping changes to every industry, including agriculture, and may one day make it possible to conduct business and control production without a great deal of human labor.

Scientists urged to educate farmers about 'Zero Tillage'
Scientists can play an important role in socio-economic uplift of the country utilising their capabilities in various fields particularly in agriculture sector.

Use of water conservation technology
Zafar Samadani

It is bewildering how a country facing severe shortage of water should be looking for higher productivity by extending cultivated area instead of applying conservation methods and technologies increasingly in use across the world; even water affluent countries are harnessing them to boost productivity.

Zero-Tillage Curriculum Development Workshop
Various resource conservation technologies have been adopted in the recent past to improve the productivity of rice-wheat system. Of these, adoption of zero-tillage for timely planting of wheat after rice harvest was popularized among the farming community. However, new challenges are emerging in the adoption of this technology on large scale.

New technology can regenerate plants in large number
The plants regeneration by cell and tissue culture technique can complement conventional breeding procedure and plants can be regenerated in a large number. However, the success of this breeding technology depends upon the efficiency of the cultured cells with desired characteristics.

Rs 100 million project to promote breeding technology
LAHORE (November 01 2002) : Punjab Livestock & Dairy Development Department has launched a project costing Rs 100 million for increasing production of meat and milk in the province. Under the project, latest technology regarding breeding of livestock would be promoted through media.

Scientists introduce better wheat production technology
The agri-scientists have developed a technology whereby fertiliser requirement of wheat crop can be reduced by one half of the currently applied fertiliser dose.

GPFARM Software Foresees the Future
Hank Becker

For the first time, Great Plains farmers and ranchers will have an electronic crystal ball to foresee consequences of their management decisions.

Sugar beet -- a supplementary sugar crop
Sugarbeet contributes about 16% of the world sugar production, with sugarcane the main sugar crop contributing 84%.

Water shortage: No more a problem using latest technology
Water Retention Aid for All Crops, Parks & Horticulture

This ARTICLE is to brief you the characteristics of a wonder product Qemisoyl (Water Retention Aid for Crops, Parks & Horticulture) & its possible use under current scenario of Water Crisis in Pakistan.

Techniques of brackish water utilization for agriculture
In view of the scarcity of canal water and scanty rainfalls, the importance of brackish water has increased manifold. This is the only alternative to meet the severe shortfalls of irrigation water occurring in the recent years. The quality of groundwater does not permit its blind use and it is direly needed that brackish water is managed scientifically for using in crop production. Following are the techniques developed through greenhouse and field studies for sofe usage of such water

New irrigation technology holds big promise
Most of the land area of Pakistan is classified as arid to semi-arid because rainfall is not sufficient to grow agricultural crops, forest and fruit plants and pastures.

Full grown plants from tiny bits of leaves
Tissue culture, in simple terms, is the science of growing plant cells, tissues or organs isolated from the mother plant, on artificial media.

• Electricity From Wind
• New models of Millat Tractors launched
• Use of Laser land leveller can raise production
• Drip and sprinkle method can save water
• Tripple benefits of zero tillage
• Low-Till" Farming Replacing Plow in Asia
• High - Tech Harvest
• Govt considers usage of desalination technology
• Zero-Tillage Technology

• Sugarcane Improvement Through Tissue Culture Technology
• Scientists determine major yield factors in lentil
• Recent Advance in Post Harvest Technology of Vegetables and Fruits
Chinese parachute technology for rice transplantation;


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