Let us celebrate Pakistan’s Independence day as National Tree Plantation day
- Olive festival Pakistan
Potohar valley has been declared as olive valley. Agritourism Development Corporation of Pakistan, organizes annually Olive Festival. There is everything about olive in olive festivals. It is conducted annually at Kallar Kahar to highlight the significance and public awareness about olives. Like how to grow olives, olive value added productsm extra virgin olive oil, olive pickel and guide for farmers.
- Tourism opportunities in Pakistan
Pakistan is highly blessed with natural huge landscape and bio diversity, cultural heritage, diverse weather and historical places. Thats everything which a country needs to promote tourism. However, tourism opportunities are not properly explored. Pakistan can attract the world for its so diverse country. Recently prime minister Imran Khan has emphasized on promoting tourism. Agritourism is another highly viable aspect where ATDCP (agritourism deveopment corporation of Pakistan) under the leadership of Mr. Tariq Tanvir agritourism is growing in the country. About 300 agritours have been organised during last 5 years.
- Foxtail Millet a Future Crop of Pakistan
Oxtail millet (Setaria italica) is a common food in parts of India. Its health beneﬁts in diabetic rats, produced a “signiﬁcant fall (70%) in blood glucose” while having no such eﬀect in normal rats. Diabetic rats fed millet also showed signiﬁcantly lower levels of triglycerides, and total/LDL/VLDL cholesterol, while exhibiting an increase in HDL cholesterol. It is recently introduced in Pakistan.
- Panjpir Rocks, Kahuta, Pakistan Vlog
Pakistan is blessed with amazing landscape. Lot of sites are still un explored. Recently I saw a video where a guy was walking on the edge of a beautiful rock. It moved me. I discussed and found that it is near Rawalpindi, Kahuta. So we managed 4 people from Faisalabad and and in 6 h reached narar village. Very special feature of this place is dense pine forest, and suddenly you saw rocks, big rock dunes. Most of these rocks are on the edge of mountain peaks. So beautiful place.
- Night tracking Margalla Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
Night tracking was a dream. It was a fantasy and adventure. Due to summer heat it was my dream to get an experience of night tracking. Margalla was an automatic choice because of summer heat during day time. IHTC (Islamabad hiking and tracking club) posted many posts regarding night tracking. So i had a sudden plan and discussed with Faisal who immediately agreed and we 5 people from Faisalabad departed around 4.00 pm for Islamabad. 6 people joined from the capital. trail 5 was closed so we have to choose Trail 3. It was hot and humid when we started track around 9.15 pm. Only 1 guy with torch while rest had mobile lights. in 3 hours we reached Minal. No problem at all due to darkness. Enjoyed. About 2 h we came down. Wild animals used to interact during night track but we remained lucky. Coming down was rather…
- Moringa Response on Saline Conditions
Moringa oliefera is known as a miracle plant. It is getting popularity world over as a highly beneficial plant. However, its response to saline conditions is rarely known. Salinity is a worldwide problem and in Pakistan more than 7 mha land is salt affected. Moringa has recently been introduced as a crop and getting popularity. Farmers are still confused about the type of the soil to be used for moringa. This study addresses this problem.This pot study explains the response of 4 moringa land-race on 4 saline conditions.
- Which Moringa Type is Good for Cultivation
Moringa oleifera, locally called as "Sohanjna", is native to Punjab, Pakistan with its relatives in other parts of the world including India, Ghana, Cameroon, etc. For promising nutritional quality of moringa leaves being used as livestock fodder and plant growth enhancer, good oil quality of moringa seed oil and dietary potential of its roots, moringa is being a widely populated plant in dry tropics of the world. From last decade, many research trials have been conducted to optimise production technology and designing of post-harvest leaf processing technology. Here the research findings are being compiled briefly for different purposes. Choosing moringa variety In Pakistan, main moringa landraces are categorized based on seed coat colour i.e., black, off-white and dark brown. Black and off white are more common and both landraces are good in its nutrition. Sowing time: Moringa can be sown two times during a year. 1. 15 February to 1…
- Off Season Green House Cucumber Cultivation
Cucumber is one of the most popular salad but its production especially off season is a big challenge. Green house production technology and hybrid seed are the best solutions. Cultivation of cucumber and other vegetables under controlled / semi controlled conditions is getting popular world wide. SPRUT seed corporation is a very prominent company in Pakistan working on import of hybrid seeds, green house related materials and production technology and marketing. The company has established an MOU with University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. This video demonstrates the production technology of hybrid cucumber at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
- Excellent results of Bio fertilizer on Moringa crop
Bio-fertilizers are natural fertilizers. There are different types of bio-fertilizers like compost, charcoal, inoculam bacteria etc. These are natural and more effective than the chemical fertilizers because these provide all necessary nutrients to the plants. In this video 2 scientists Dr Shahzad Basra and Dr Naveed from University of agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan are demonstrating the effects of biofertilizers on moringa crop. Four varieties of Moringa, the superfood, crop were sown on April 16, 2020 and compost and a biofertilizer were applied. The crop responded excellently to the compost + inoculum + fertilizer while very poor to chemical fertilizer.
- Organic farming with higher yields. Use Biofertilizers.
Organic farming. It comes to mind that production of crop naturally without chemicals, better nutrition but lower yield. But Dr Naveed has proved that with his bio fertilizer yields are higher, even static yields are improving. I personally visited and witnessed more than 80 rice tillers per hill and very wonderful moringa crop. All you need is a fermentor, C source and inoculumn. University of Agriculture Faisalabad is willing to help the farmers.
- Kashmir solidarity day
Kashmir is life line of Pakistan. India has occupied Jammu and Kashmir for the last 70 years. The issue is being highlighted worldwide. Planting Moringa is a unique and healthy activity on this Kashmir Solidarity Day.