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PAPER: AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY (100 MARKS)

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, range lands and wild life importance and significance
II. Forest management and utilization, wood based industries in Pakistan, silviculture
III. Range management and utilization
IV. National and international forest wealth statistics
V. Role of wildlife as value addition to forestry
VI. Forest based wildlife reservations of Pakistan and their management, eco-tourism
VII. Forestry, agroforestry, social forestry and forest biometrics
VIII. Socio-economic and ecological impact of manmade forests
IX. Watershed Management and role of forests in prevailing climate change dilemma
X. National forest laws and policies at national level, biodiversity & environment



SUGGESTED READINGS
1. Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture-------------------------------- World Bank, USA

2. Participatory Rural Development in Pakistan-------------------------------- Khan, M. H


3. Agriculture in Pakistan------------------------------------------------------Khan M. H.


4. Economic Survey of Latest Years


5. Agric/Livestock/Machinery/Rural Developments Censes of Latest Years


6. Fundamentals of Soil Science----------------------------------------------- Henry D. Foth


7. Manual of Plant Production-------------------------------------------------- Abdul Manan.


8. Principles of Field Crop Production------------------------------------------- Martin., J.H. & Leonard, W.H.


9. Diseases of Field Crops ----------------------------------------------------- Dickson, J.G


10. Irrigation Principles & Practices--------------------------------------------- Isrealson, O.W. Vaughn, E. Hansen.


11. A Text Book of Plant Pathology---------------------------------------------A.V.S.S. Sambamurti


12. Breeding Field Crops------------------------------------------------------- Poehlman


13. The Principles of Agronomy------------------------------------------------ Harris, Franklin Stewart


14. Forest Types of Pakistan------------------------------------------------------Champion, H.G., S.K. Seth and, G.M.Khattak


15. Manual of Silviculture for Pakistan------------------------------------------- Champion, H.G., S.K. Seth and, G.M.Khattak


16. Trees of Pakistan----------------------------------------------------------- M.I. Sheikh


17. Range Management in Pakistan---------------------------------------------------M.A.A. Qureshi


18. Comprehensive Forestry ------------------------------------------------------B.A. Raza


19. Farm Forestry in Pakistan------------------------------------------------------M.A.A. Qureshi


20. Forest Management--------------------------------------------------------------G.M. Khattak,


21. Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management--------------------------------- A. R. E. Sinclair, J. M. Fryxell, G.Caughley


22. Basics of Forestry & Allied Sciences--------------------------------------------- Dr. Masood A.A. Qureshi
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