Agriculture And Forestry

Agriculture And Forestry

Part-I: Agriculture (50 marks)
I. Concept of Integrated Agriculture: Components of natural resources as bases for
agriculture production (Land, Water, biological, Environmental, Solar, Energy)
II. Challenges in Pakistan’s Agriculture: Present scenario and future prospects.
Analytical overview: issues and strategies for improvement of crop management,
livestock management, fisheries, cottage industry, resource management and rural
development. Institutions and policies: issues and options.
III. Elements of Climate and their Relationship with Crop Growth: Farming Systems,
biological nitrogen fixation, soil profile, structure and texture, soil fertility, soil erosion
and conservation, water logging and salinity
IV. Genetic Improvement for Crop Production: GMO crops, Seed production
technology.
V. Horticulture: Floriculture, landscaping, pests and diseases of agriculture crops and
their control, integrated pest management.
VI. Rainfed and Irrigated Agriculture: Agriculture mechanization, land tenure and land
reforms, role of agriculture in national economy.
Part-II Forestry = (50 Marks)
I. Forest, rangelands and wildlife importance and significance

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VII.
Forest management and utilization, wood based industries in Pakistan, silviculture
Range management and utilization
National and international forest wealth statistics
Role of wildlife as value addition to forestry
Forest based wildlife resources of Pakistan and their management, eco-tourism
Forestry, agroforestry, social forestry and forest biometrics
VIII. Socio-economic and ecological impact of man made forests
IX.Watershed Management and role of forests in prevailing climate change dilemma
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X. National forest laws and policies at national level, biodiversity & environment

SUGGESTED READINGS

S.No.TitleAuthor
1.Shaping the Future of Water for AgricultureWorld Bank, USA
2.Participatory Rural Development in PakistanKhan, M. H
3.Agriculture in PakistanKhan M. H.
4.Economic Survey of Latest Years
5.Agric/Livestock/Machinery/Rural Developments
Censes of Latest Years
6.Fundamentals of Soil ScienceHenry D. Foth
7.Manual of Plant ProductionAbdul Manan.
8.Principles of Field Crop ProductionMartin., J.H. & Leonard,
W.H.
9.Diseases of Field CropsDickson, J.G
10.Irrigation Principles & PracticesIsrealson, O.W.
Vaughn, E. Hansen.
11.A Text Book of Plant PathologyA.V.S.S. Sambamurti
12.Breeding Field CropsPoehlman
13.The Principles of Agronomy.Harris, Franklin Stewart
14.Forest Types of PakistanChampion, H.G., S.K.
Seth and, G.M.Khattak
15.Manual of Silviculture for PakistanChampion, H.G., S.K.
Seth and G.M.Khattak
16.Trees of PakistanM.I. Sheikh
17.Range Management in PakistanM.A.A. Qureshi
18.Comprehensive ForestryB.A. Raza
19.Farm Forestry in Pakistan,M.A.A. Qureshi
20.Forest ManagementG.M. Khattak,
21.Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and ManagementA. R. E. Sinclair, J. M.
Fryxell, G.Caughley
22.Basics of Forestry & Allied SciencesDr. Masood A.A.
Qureshi