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Water efficient cropping systems for semiarid regions in Pakistan

Show simple item record Ahmad, A. Ahmed, Z.I. Shehzad, M. Aziz, I. Khan, K.S. Shoaib, M. Mehmood, T. Mubeen, K. 2021-07-08T08:40:54Z 2021-07-08T08:40:54Z 2015-05-26
dc.identifier.citation Ahmad, A., Z.I. Ahmed, M. Shehzad, I. Aziz, K.S. Khan, M. Shoaib, T. Mehmood, K. Mubeen. 2015. ”Water efficient cropping systems for semiarid regions in Pakistan”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 48 (4): 13-20. en_US
dc.description.abstract Water scarcity and land degradation are emerging threats to global food production. The dry land regions of world are affected by climate change to a greater extent and facing food insecurity. The current pattern of food production has been estimated to be inadequate to meet demands of growing population and required around 38% increase to meet world`s food demands by 2025. Food insecurity in erosion hit dry land regions of Pakistan also demands development of resource-efficient cropping systems to meet the food needs of population growing. The research studies involved different cropping patterns such as fallow-wheat, mungbeanwheat, sorghum-wheat, fallow-lentil, mungbean-lentil, sorghum-lentil, fallowbarley, mungbean-barley and sorghumbarley. The organic amendments involved farmyard manure, NPK, poultry manure, compost and inoculation by phosphorus solubilizing microbes. The effect of cropping systems and soil amendments were evaluated at field scale in terms of water use efficiency measured in terms of economic terms. The results of the studies revealed that double cropping (mungbean-lentil and mungbean-barley) was feasible option in the dryland regions of Pakistan if integrated with the use of poultry manure as alternate environmental-friendly strategy to cut down the use of mineral fertilizers and eliminate summer fallowing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject Water use efficiency en_US
dc.subject Mineral fertilizers en_US
dc.subject Soil amendments en_US
dc.subject Cropping systems en_US
dc.subject Dry lands en_US
dc.title Water efficient cropping systems for semiarid regions in Pakistan en_US
dc.type Article en_US A. Ahmad, M. Shehzad, Department of Agronomy, University of Poonch Rawalakot, AJK, Pakistan Z.I. Ahmed, I. Aziz, Department of Agronomy, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan K.S. Khan,Department of Soil Science, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan M. Shoaib, Agronomic Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad, Pakistan T. Mehmood,Advisor Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, Pakistan K. Mubeen, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan, Pakistan
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 48
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2015
dc.startingPage 13
dc.endingPage 20
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865

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