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National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad  established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.

Journal Article

Journal article

Effect of different treatments on population of nematodes and yield of guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.)  [2010]

Shaukat, S.S. (Karachi Univ. (Pakistan). Dept. of Environmental Sciences); Sayed, M. (Karachi Univ. (Pakistan). PARC Crop Diseases Research Inst.); Khan, A. (Karachi Univ. (Pakistan). Dept. of Environmental Sciences); Khan, M.A. (PARC National Sugarcane Research Inst., Thatta (Pakistan)); et al.

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The impact of different treatments on population of three nematode species associated with guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) and the yield of guar were investigated. The chemical nematicides and plant extracts significantly reduced the population densities of all three nematodes. Carbofuran was most effective against all the nematodes. Apart from other three treatments, Tridax procumbens emerged as an effective phytonematicide. Helicotylenchus indicus, Rotylenchulus reniformis and Meloidogyne incognita had similar population density levels and were more or less equally suppressed by all the treatments in the order: Carbofuran greater than Tridax procumbens greater than Fertinemakil Plus greater than Withania somnifera. The yield of guar was only slightly increased but not significantly.

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research (Pakistan)

ISSN : 0251-0480