Crops and cropping in Pakistan

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Higher Education Commission , Islamabad
Statementby Iqtidar Ahmed Khalil.
ContributionsPakistan. Higher Education Commission.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 348 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24041179M
ISBN 139789694171265
LC Control Number2010340251

Emerging Trends in Agricultural Practices in Pakistan Cropping Patterns Study of cropping patterns indicate an increasing stress on food crops mainly wheat & Rice and cash crop 'the cotton'. Proportion of wheat in total cropped area was 34% in36% in and 38% in and LAHORE – Pakistan’s rice sector is lagging behind in productivity and facing high cost of production as compared to other Team Pakissan Apam Ap Comments Off on Pakistan’s rice sector lagging behind in productivity.

Neuware - This book primarily focuses the consumptive along with the non-consumptive uses of water for some selected crops of South Asian region concerning to Pakistan.

The study included some of the major cereals, also taking into the account the minor crops and cash crops. Vegetables constitute an integral component of our cropping pattern but the increasing pressure on food and cash crops has limited the area under vegetables to about % of the total cropped area.

J.S. Mishra, in Biotic Stress Resistance in Millets, Sequence Cropping/Double Cropping. Weed management in sequential cropping is a little different from those in intercropping systems. The continuous presence of the crop-cover, the residual toxicity of the herbicides applied to the previous crops on the succeeding crops, and the changing weed flora with the season—all these need.

Define crop. crop synonyms, crop pronunciation, crop translation, English dictionary definition of crop. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group: Wheat is a common crop.

In pakistan, farm production is dominated by a few crops which account for almost 60 percent of GDP from agriculture. Cropping systems vary widely because of variations in agro-climatic and soil conditions.

Wheat is the major winter crop in all regions of the country. In Pakistan, area under major crops is situated in Indus basin.

There are some established cropping systems based on farm major crops i.e. wheat, rice, cotton and sugarcane. Among these wheat is a rabi crop and rice, cotton and sugarcane are kharif crops.

Harvesting of kharif crops generally delay wheat planting resulting in low yield. Oilseed. The total cropped area in Pakistan is about million ha. The share of food grain crops is 54 percent, followed by cotton and sugar cane 20 percent; pulses 6 percent; oilseed crops 3 percent; fruit/vegetables 4 percent and other crops about 13 percent.

Figure 9 shows that wheat is the main food crop. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Afzal, Mohammad, Green revolution and the optimal cropping patterns in West Pakistan. Karachi, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, 2.

Current scenario of major field crops of Pakistan Wheat. Wheat is an important cereal crop for many countries, where it is consumed as a staple food. It is an admitted fact that nothing is more important than the needs of human beings. Sustainability and reliability in food production are very important for sustainable crop production.

Description Crops and cropping in Pakistan FB2

Small farmers grow crops for subsistence under a fixed cropping pattern and a holistic approach is required to develop agriculture to improve the livelihoods of the rural populace. This book presents an exhaustive look at agriculture in Pakistan.

Farm sizes and areas in Pakistan 8 2. Crop production regions in Pakistan 9 3. Provincial crop areas and fertilizer deliveries 13 4. Fertilizer recommendations for crops 17 5. Yields of major crops in Pakistan 24 6. Fertilizer use by crop in the CPRs 26 7.

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Relative fertilizer and crop prices 28 8. Retail prices of fertilizer products 28 9. The Package of Practices for the Crops of Punjab Kharif contains the latest recommendations and readily-usable information provided by the specialists of various departments of PAU through the coordination of the Director of Research.

These improved farming techniques for stepping up productivity of cereals, pulses, cotton, sugarcane. Find agronomy advice on multiple crops, including corn, soybeans, and wheat, as well as best practices for using fertilizers and pesticides.

In this section, you’ll also learn about conservation practices and cover crops. Healthy crops need to feed on N-P-and-K, but micronutrients are the key to unlocking hidden hunger and deficiencies in the. Alternative Crops and Cropping Systems. Crop diversity is a key tenet of sustainable agriculture.

Having multiple crops that fill distinct niches in an agro eco system improves the ability to manage weeds, diseases and insect pests as well as potentially improving. Farmer’s Handbook on Basic Agriculture Contents 1. General Conditions for Cultivation of Crops and Plant Nutrition Protection 4.

Categories of Pesticides and Precautions Management tional Health and Safety Trap cropping is a knowledge-intensive practice and the relative attractiveness of the plant species may be influenced by the various factors such as the type of trap plant species (Badenes-Perez et al.

), the area covered by trap crops (Shelton and Badenes-Perez ), the planting time of both the main crop and trap crops (Hokkanen Maize is one of the most important crops in Pakistan, placed third among cereal crops, behind wheat and rice.

However, despite its remarkable rise in recent years, maize is often relegated to a peripheral crop when it comes to agriculture policy discourse in the country. Cropping Patterns and Production. In the early s, most crops were grown for food.

Wheat is by far the most important crop in Pakistan and is the staple food for the majority of the population. Wheat is eaten most frequently in unleavened bread called chapati. Pakistan is basically an agricultural country, where 70 % of the population depends direct and 16 % indirectly in agriculture.

To feed a hundred million people, about four million farmers grow on million hectares of wheat every year, representing 37 %, of the total cropping area. A Resource Book heat and rice are the main staples of Pakistan, yet the food legumes are of strategic Importance of Legumes in the Cropping Systems in Pakistan it is difficult to fit these crops into prevailing cropping systems without disturbing a remunerative spring crop (e.g., spring maize and fodder crops).

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A good plant. crops from the same field in one year. This is a case of multiple cropping, which requires a season long enough and crops that mature quickly enough to allow two harvests in one year.

l Intercropping is the presence of two or more crops in the same field at the same time, planted in an ar-5 Cropping Systems Emerson Nafziger Department of Crop. VARIABILITY IN WATER USE, CROP WATER PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF RICE AND WHEAT IN RECHNA DOAB, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN M.

Usman, I. Kazmi*, T. Khaliq**, A. Ahmad**, M. Saleem** and A. Shabbir Department of Irrigation and Drainage, ** Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad *KPK Agriculture University, Peshawar Corresponding author’s. Agriculture Pakistan’s agriculture sector plays a central role in the economy as it contributes percent to GDP and absorbs percent of labour force.

It is also an important source of foreign exchange earnings and stimulates growth in other sectors. The government is focusing on. The main crops of Pakistan are classified into food crops and non-food crops.

The food crops include wheat, rice, maize, coarse grains, grams and other pulses. The cash crops are cotton, sugarcane, tobacco, mustard and sesame. The total area, yield and production of each crop is now discussed under separate heads. (A) FOODS CROPS. Major Crops Produced In Pakistan Pakistan is blessed with plenty of sunshine, water and fertile soil; the three main factors needed for good crops.

Irrigation system in this region was developed back in old world civilizations. Since these ages, agriculture has been the main occupation of the population in plains, plateaus and even the hilly areas. Pakistan Crop Surveys Analysis. Our team performs different kinds of surveys according to the crop situation throughout the year in which a large number of farmers, throughout Pakistan, are contacted either by telephonic medium or by physically visiting the farmers and their fields to gather all kind of information regarding the crop.

Table I provides data on per hectare yields of seven major crops of Pakistan for – period, along with the world average yields of respective crops for the same period. Even a visual examination of these data and the averages worked out, reflects that almost all of the crops have lower-than-world average yields, yet it does not.

Agriculture is a vital sector of Pakistan's economy and accounted for percent of GDP inaccording to government estimates. The sector directly supports three-quarters of the country's population, employs half the labor force, and contributes a large share of foreign exchange earnings.

Agriculture Statistics of Pakistan: From To Provincial Area Under Crops () Statistical Cultivated Area Data of all the crops in all four provinces of Pakistan from to Provincial Crop Production ().Cropping Systems: Trends and Advances is a comprehensive review of past and present research efforts in North America and other parts of the world.

It brings together biological, economic, sociological, and technical aspects of cropping systems in a single source to provide a reference unlike any other on the subject that is available today.semi-arid and arid zones. Crop yield per unit of water consumed, or “ water productivity”, is a key element in successful water resource management.

Although agricultural census data for Pakistan provide crop production statistics, they do not include information on crop water consumption. Therefore, water productivity of the crops has.