PROCEEDINGS

"Prospects of Horticultural Industry in Pakistan", March 28-30, 2007

 

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Cover Page

 
 

Title Page

 
 

Organizing Committees

 

 

Foreword

iii

 

Preface

iv

 

Contents

 

 

INAUGURAL SESSION

 

 

Inaugural Address

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Pervez

Director, Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

1

 

Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmad (Izaz-i-Fazeelat)

Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

3

 

Key Note Address

Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan / Mike L. Deadman

5

 

Address of the Chief Guest

Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan

Federal Minister, Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Government of Pakistan

8

 

Vote of Thanks

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Khan

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

10

 

MANUSCRIPTS

 

 

GENERAL HORTICULTURE

 

1.

Citrus improvement as a model for horticultural development in Pakistan

L. Gene Albrigo

11

2.

Malaysian horticulture perspectives: education, research and extension

Siti H. Ahmad, Mahmud T.M. Mohamed, Thohirah L. Abdullah, Asiah A. Malik and Raja Ahmad T.S.R.A.Rashid

15

3.

Development of new generation fertilizers for horticulture and field crops

Javaid Rabbani Khan, Muhammad Tariq Niazi, Muhammad Daud Ali Alvi and Khalid Mahmood

22

4.

Role of various growing substrates on the yield and quality of greenhouse crops

Shahid Javed Butt, Nadim A. Abbasi and Tariq Mahmood

27

5.

The use of ‘structured water’ in sprinkler and drip irrigation system

Syed Mushtaq Husain

38

6.

Damping-off as a constraint to increased greenhouse production in Oman

Deadman M.L., Al Sa’di, A.M., Al Habsi N. and Al Jabri S.

43

7.

The use of irradiation for postharvest and quarantine control in mango and other horticulture produce

Nasim Akhtar, Abdul Rahim Khan and Ehsan Elahi Bajwa

47

8.

Controlled atmosphere storages

Fazle Mateen Qureshi

53

 

POMOLOGY

 

9.

Production and prospects of fruits in Pothowar

Abid Mahmood, Muhammad Kausar Nawaz Shah, Muhammad Aftab and Muhammad Shahid Iqbal

58

10.

Present status of citrus gene pool in Pakistan

Muhammad Azher Nawaz, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Muhammad Jafar Jaskani, Yasir Iftikhar and Waqar Ahmed

70

11.

Potential issues of the citrus industry of Pakistan

Muhammad Sohail Mazhar, Mehdi Maqbool and Raheel Anwar

75

12.

Ecological nexus for the qualitative production of citrus fruits

Altaf-ur-Rehman Khan, Hameed Ullah, Imran Muhammad Siddique and Muzaffar Hafeez

83

13.

Evaluation of high density plantation on vigor and yield in Kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco)

Muhammad Azher Nawaz, Waqar Ahmed, Zahid Iqbal and Muhammad Mumtaz Khan

87

14.

Performance of Kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) on traditional and exotic rootstocks

Muhammad Azher Nawaz, Muhammad Azhar Iqbal, Waqar Ahmed and Muhammad Mumtaz Khan

93

15.

Fruit blemishes caused by abiotic factors in Kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco)

Muhammad Sohail Mazhar, Aman Ullah Malik and Omer Hafeez Malik

98

16.

Effect of salinity on the micro-propagation efficiency in banana (Musa spp.)

Ikram-ul-Haq, Faheeda Sumroo and Muhammad Umar Dahot

103

17.

Preharvest management of mango for quality improvement

Mehdi Maqbool and Muhammad Sohail Mazhar

111

18.

Effect of time of nitrogen application on fruit set and yield of grapefruit

Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal Javid, Muhammad Mubashar Naeem, Raheel Anwar and Muhammad Aslam Pervez

115

19.

Studies on soil and plant micronutrient relationship of mango orchards in Hyderabad district of Pakistan

Nazila Azhar, Muhammad Yasin Ashraf, M. U. Shirazi, Muhammad A. Khan, Muhammad Aslam Pervez and S. Ahmad

120

20.

Effect of gibberellic acid and potassium nitrate spray on panicle physiology of mango (Mangifera indica L.)

Muhammad Azam, Faqir Muhammad Tahir, Raheel Anwar, Muhammad Aslam Pervez and Shoaib-ur-Rehman

126

21.

Apple improvement through somaclonal variation via in vitro technique

Mir Saleem Khattak, Muhammad Javed Khan, Sabir Gul Khattak, Muhammad Ibrar, A.Rauf and R.M Skirvin

131

22.

A new Kinnow strain with 0-4 seeds per fruit

Nafees Altaf

135

23.

Effect of benzyl adenine on callus formation in apple

Tahir Saeed, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Usman and Khurram Ziaf

139

24.

A review of alternate bearing in citrus

Muhammad Sohail Mazhar, Raheel Anwar and Mehdi Maqbool

143

25.

Citrus diseases and their management

Nazir Javed, Riaz Ahmad, Safdar Ali Anwar, Makky Javed and Amjad Zia

151

26.

Management of citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella Stnt. using IGRs and synthetic insecticides

Mansoor-ul-Hasan, Muhammad Sagheer and Muhammad Asif Javaid

157

27.

Infestation of citrus orchards by citrus nematode (T. semipenetrans) and screening of some rootstocks for resistance or susceptibility

Riaz Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Tariq Mukhtar and Nazir Javed

165

28.

Incidence and distribution of nematodes in citrus orchards of Punjab causing decline

Shahid Ahmed Khanzada, Anjum Munir, Khurshid Burney, Shahid Hameed and Hafeez ur Rehman

170

29.

Documentation of identified and unidentified diseases of mango in Sindh, Pakistan

Muhammad Mithal Jiskani, Mumtaz A. Pathan, Khadim H. Wagan and Muhammad Ibrahim Khaskheli

176

30.

Ceratocystis wilt of mango in Oman

Deadman M. L., Al Adawi A., Al Yahyai R. and Wingfield M.J.

191

31.

Impact of mango sudden decline disease in Sindh, Pakistan

Ahmed Panhwar, S. M. Nizamani, R. D. Khuhro, Q. D. Abbasi and Muhammad Mithal Jiskani

195

32.

Effect of split fertilizer application on vegetative growth and malformation of inflorescence in mango

Muhammad Nafees, Raheel Anwar, Rana Muhammad Iqbal and Muhammad Aslam Pervez

201

33.

Effect of the removal of malformed panicles on vegetative and reproductive growth of mango (Mangifera indica L.)

Faqir Muhammad Tahir, Muhammad Azam, Raheel Anwar and Muhammad Aslam Pervez

208

34.

Pruning practices to enhance vegetative growth and reducing malformation of inflorescence in mango

Muhammad Nafees, Muhammad Aslam Pervez, Chaudhary Muhammad Ayyub and Raheel Anwar

216

35.

Effect of simple and compound fertilizer application on flushing and malformation of inflorescence in mango

Muhammad Nafees, Muhammad Aslam Pervez, Muhammad Ayyub and Muhammad Sarwar Yaqub

220

36.

Causes and potential remedies of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit drop in Pakistan

Mehdi Maqbool, Muhammad Sohail Mazhar and Abdul Jabbar

226

37.

Evaluation of some potential chemicals for reducing sapburn injury in mango

Mehdi Maqbool and Aman Ullah Malik

232

38.

Value addition in citriculture

Muhammad Inam-ur-Raheem, Faqir Muhammad Anjum and M.S. Butt

237

39.

Colour development and fruit quality of early harvested Kinnow mandarin

Omer Hafeez Malik, Aman Ullah Malik, Maria Akram Javaid, Shamsa Ghafoor, Muhammad Sohail Mazhar and Qasim. E. Qureshi

243

40.

Role of ethylene and temperature on ripening and quality of banana fruits in relation to age

Saeed Ahmad, A K Thompson, Hameed Ullah, Raheel Anwar and H. Hokmabadi

247

 

OLERICULTURE

 

41.

Seed priming for improved seedling vigour in chillies

Khurram Ziaf, Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Aslam Pervez, Muhammad Akbar Anjum, Qumer Iqbal, Sajjad Rasheed and Tahir Saeed

251

42.

Estimation of heritability and correlation analysis for seedling traits in various accessions of tomato

Ghulam Abbas, Asif Ali, Asif Saeed, Hammad Hussnain, Jahanzeb Farooq, Farzana Ashraf and Zahoor Hussain

257

43.

Effect of drought stress on quality and vigour of pea cv. Kelvedon wonder

Muhammad Aslam Pervez, Chaudhary Muhammad Ayyub, Irfan Ashraf, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Kafeel Ahmad and Naheed Akhtar

262

44.

Effect of seed maturity and storability on viability and vigour in pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds

Chaudhary Muhammad Ayyub, Khurrum Ziaf, Muhammad Aslam Pervez, Muhammad Amjad, Sajjad Rasheed and Naheed Akhtar

269

45.

Breeding polyploid watermelon: induction, identification and seed germination of tetraploids

Muhammad Jafar Jaskani, Sung Whan Kwon, Zahoor Hussain and Iqrar Ahmad Khan

274

46.

Screening of potato germplasm for frost tolerance

Abdul Rashid and Muhammad Iqbal

283

47.

Response of okra (abelmoschus esculentus l. moench) to soil applied calcium carbide – an innovative approach

Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, Muhammad Yaseen, Rashid Mahmood and Muhammad Arshad

287

48.

Sustainable growth of onion through mulching technology

Jamil Ahmed Jokhio and Tanveer Fatima Miano

295

49.

Growth and yield response of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to soil applied calcium carbide and l-methionine

Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, Ali Raza and Muhammad Yaseen

299

50.

Municipal solid waste compost application affects soil properties and production of potato

Jalil Ahmed Khan, Syed Naseer Ahmed, Raheel Anwar and Muhammad Mubashar Naeem

305

51.

Root knot nematode reproduction and galling severity on thirteen vegetable crops

Safdar Ali Anwar, Nazir Javed, Amjad Zia, Muhammad Kamran, Hussain and Makky Javed

310

 

FLORICULTURE & LANDSCAPE

 

52.

Production of high quality bulbous flowers in Pothwar

Muhammad Aftab, Ghulam Shabbir and Abid Mahmood

315

53.

Major problems confronting commercial production of gladiolus in Punjab, Pakistan

Tanveer Ahmad, Muhammad Qasim and Iftikhar Ahmad

322

54.

Prospects of floriculture in Soan valley

Malik Allah Bukhsh, Muhammad Ashraf Sumrah, Muhammad Nawaz Khan

327

55.

Water gardening: an important feature of landscape

Malik Mohsin Abbas, Raheel Anwar and Muhammad Aslam Pervez

332

56.

Rose flower production and quality as influenced by NPK and micronutrients application

Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Qasim, Tanveer Ahmad and Fakhar Imam

336

57.

Extraction and gas chromatography analysis of essential oil from Rosa centifolia

Adnan Younis, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Atif Riaz, Asif Ali Khan and Muhammad Aslam Pervez

344

58.

Postharvest life of Chrysanthemum morifolium as influenced by various packing materials and storage temperatures

Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Shahzad Zafar, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Muhammad Aslam Khan and Muhammad Aslam Pervez

349

 

ABSTRACTS

 

 

GENERAL HORTICULTURE

 

59.

Recent status of protected agriculture in Pakistan

Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi, Ambreen Bhatti, Touqeer Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad Hafiz and Abdul Rehman Khan

355

60.

New methods of frost protection for horticultural products in Iran

Hossein Hokmabadi and Saeed Ahmad

355

61.

An overview of vertebrate pests damage and their management strategy for horticultural crops of Pakistan

Amjad Pervez, Syed Muzaffar Ahmed and Syeda Azra Tariq

356

62.

The effect of storage period and natural additive Qare-Qat on Iranian tea (Camellia inensis) quality

Shahram Sedaghathoor

357

63.

Role of plant biotechnology work at H.E.J research institute related to economic prosperity in the region

Saifullah Khan

357

 

POMOLOGY

 

64.

Effect of salinity on growth and productivity of fruit crops

Muhammad Azher Nawaz, Basharat Ali Saleem, Muhammad Azher Iqbal, Muhammad Asif Iqbal, Sadia Iqbal, Ghulam Ishaq and Majid Nawaz

358

65.

Traditional dates producing countries facing challenges

Samir H. Al-Shakir

359

66.

Disease free citrus nursery production and certification program in Pakistan

Khan, I.A, Khan, M.M., Iftikhar, Y., Mughal, S.M., Jaskani, M., Abbas, M., Batool, A. and A. Nawaz

359

67.

Recovery of hybrids from inter-specific hybridization of citrus

Ghulam Ishaq, Muhammad Jafar Jaskani and Zahoor Hussain

360

68.

Pakistan horticulture development & export board nurturing citrus exports in the global trade

Babar Ehsan Bajwa

360

69.

Exogenous application of plant growth regulators improves leaf age, fruit set and vegetative growth of sweet orange cv. Blood Red

Basaharat Ali Saleem and Aman Ullah Malik

361

70.

Proximate analysis and economic estimation of Kinnow (Citrus reticulata Blanco) peel oil on nine rootstocks

Waqar Ahmed, Muhammad Azher Nawaz, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Basharat Ali Saleem and Muhammad Azher Iqbal

361

71.

Response of different explant sources of Kinnow mandarin toward regeneration

Ambreen Bhatti, Nadeem A. Abbasi and Ishfaq A. Hafiz

362

72.

Insights of mango (Mangifera indica L.) genetic repository: sequencing of chloroplast genome

Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan and M. Kamran Azim

362

73.

“Aalishan” – a new mango variety developed through hybridization

Muhammad Ikhlaq Khan, Shafqat Ali Syed, Muhammad Zaman Awan, Muhammad Tariq Malik and Abdul Ghaffar Grewal

363

74.

Exploring the potential of new promising mango (Mangifera indica L.) varieties of Pakistan

Ishtiaq Ahmad, Khurram Ziaf, Raheel Anwar and Aman Ullah Malik

363

75.

Comparative anatomy of genus Phoenix (Palmae) from the Faisalabad region

Asima Tahir, Mansoor Hameed, Adnan Younis and Atif Riaz

364

76.

Chilling requirement studies on flower buds in some male pistachio genotypes (Pistacia vera L.)

F. Nazoori, A. Talaie and A. Javanshah

364

77.

Effects of spraying some chemical oils on flower bud dormancy of male pistachio trees

A. Talaie, F. Nazoori and A. Javanshah

365

78.

Management problems of citrus orchards and their possible solution (personal experiences)

Rana Muhammad Abbas and Niaz Ahmed

365

79.

Reaction of different citrus species against citrus canker (Xanthomonas axanopodis pv. citri) and effect of different environmental factors on disease development

Muhammad Inam-ul-Haq, R. Mahmood, Muhammad Bashir Ilyas and S. Mehmood

366

80.

Citrus root nematode, Tylenchulus semipenetrans population associated with 15 citrus root stocks

Nazir Javed, Makky Javed, Safdar Ali Anwar and Riaz Ahmad Chohan

366

81.

Management of citrus nematode, Tylenculus semipnetrans, by integration of paecilomyces lilacinus with plants and their effects on growth variables

Tariq Mukhtar, Muhammad Shakeel Ahmad, Riaz Ahmad, Nazir Javed, Hafeez Ullah Khan and Muhammad Arshad Hussain

367

82.

Field survey on prevalence and extent of citrus dieback in NWFP

M. Matloob Khan, M. Ashraf, Munawar Raza, Faisal Sohail Fateh, Noor Islam and Iftikhar Ahmad

367

83.

Association of bacteria and phytoplasma causing citrus decline in Punjab

Khurshid Burney, Rashad Ali, Shahid Hameed, Anjum Munir and Hafeez ur Rehman

368

84.

Fungi isolated from citrus trees showing die back symptoms

M. Matloob Khan, M. Ashraf, Faisal Sohail Fateh, Munawar Raza and Tahir Majeed

369

85.

Investigation of fungi associated with citrus decline in Punjab

Khurshid Burney, Rashad Ali, Anjum Munir and Hafeez ur Rehman

369

86.

Role of general mango orchard management in disease development

Munawar Raza Kazmi, Faisal Sohail Fateh and Arslan Jabeen

369

87.

Mango death syndrome: a threat to horticultural industry in Pakistan

Faisal Sohail Fateh, Munawar Raza Kazmi and Arslan Jabeen

370

88.

Mango decline: etiology and its management

Saleem Shahzad and Mohammad Ali Khanzada

371

89.

Effect of foliar and soil application of fungicides and micronutrients on mango decline

Muhammad Nafees, Moazzam Jamil, Naveed Aslam Mulgani and Muhammad Sarwar Yaqoob

371

90.

Etiological status of sudden death of mango plants in Pakistan

Muhammad Tariq Malik, Sultan Mehmood Khan, Altaf Ahmad Dasti, Muhammad Zaman Awan, Munawar Raza Kazmi and Shafqat Ali Syed

372

91.

In vivo response of inoculated fungus Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat. in different varieties of mango in Pakistan

Shafqat Saeed, Nazim Hussain and Ijaz Khan

372

92.

Population studies of plant parasitic nematodes associated with mango and their interaction with other soilborne pathogens

K.H. Wagan, M.A. Pathan, M.M. Jiskani and M.I. Khaskheli

373

93.

Isolation, identification and pathogenicity of the fungus causing malformation of mango (Mangifera indica L.)

M.I. Khaskheli, M.A. Pathan, M.M. Jiskani, K.H. Wagan and S.P. Goswami

373

94.

Pathotyping of Fusarium mangiferae isolates causing mango malformation disease globally

Zafar Iqbal, Altaf Ahmad dasti and Ahmad Saleem

374

95.

Isolation of fungi from the stones of healthy looking mango fruits

Arslan Jabeen, Munawar Raza Kazmi, Faisal Sohail Fateh and Irfan Ul-Haque

374

96.

Postharvest losses in citrus fruits during transport

C. Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Bashir Ilyas, Muhammad Aslam Khan and Muhammad Usman Ghazanfar

375

97.

Postharvest technologies for extending the market life of Satsuma mandarin

David H. Picha

375

98.

Evaluation of packaging and fruit ripening methods in mango (Mangifera indica L.)

Raheel Anwar, Aman Ullah Malik, Abdul Rahim Khan

376

99.

Fungicides and hot water treatments reduce postharvest diseases and disorders in mango

Abdul Jabbar, Aman Ullah Malik and Mehdi Maqbool

377

100.

Effect of calcium and magnesium on soft nose disorder and quality of mango cv. Samar Bahisht Chaunsa

Muhammad Amin, Aman Ullah Malik, Abdul Jabbar and Nawab-u-Din

377

101.

Postharvest losses in apple and banana during transport and storage

Muhammad Bashir Ilyas, C. Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Aslam Khan and Muhamad Usman Ghazanfar

378

 

OLERICULTURE

 

102.

Vegetable pruning and commercial benefits

M.S. Yaqub, R. Aslam and M.Nafees-ud-din

378

103.

Status and potential of vegetable production in Punjab

Abdul Rashid and Khalid Mahmood

378

104.

Growing of vegetables in pots in urban areas

M.S. Yaqub, C.M. Ayub and R. Aslam

379

105.

Screening of 54 exotic tomato germplasm lines for adaptation in Oman

Khalid Al-Farsi, Fahad Al-Said and Iqrar Khan

379

106.

Physiological enhancement of tomato seeds by hormonal priming with polyamines

Shahzad Maqsood Ahmad Basra, Chaudhary Muhammad Ayub, Fahad Munir, Irfan Afzal and Aamir Nawaz

380

107.

Physiological basis of seed deterioration in turnip seeds

Ahmed Al-Maskri*, M.M. Khan, M. Abbas and R. Waseem

381

108.

Augmentation of germination and seedling growth of tomato cultivars by pre-sowing seed treatments

Chaudhary Muhammad Ayub, Shahzad Maqsood Ahmad Basra, Fahad Munir and Irfan Afzal

381

109.

Effect of drought stress on growth, quality and vigour of pea seeds

Muhammad Irfan Ashraf, Muhammad Aslam Pervez and Qumer Iqbal

381

110.

Effect of phosphorus application on growth and seed yield of lettuce cultivars

Muhammad Amjad, Qumer Iqbal, Shahjahan, Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir and Khurram Ziaf

382

111.

Designing technology for the production of onion during scarcity period in punjab

Akhtar Saeed and Abdul Rashid

382

112.

Sex expression and level of phytohormones in monoecious cucumber as affected by plant growth regulators

Hidayat Ullah, A. Bano and K. M. Khokhar

383

113.

Relationship of morphology and anatomy in Asparagus species and cultivars

Waqar-u-Nisa, Mansoor Hameed, Adnan Younis and Atif Riaz

383

114.

The influence of vermicompost tea extracted from earthworm-processed cow manure on the growth and yield of tomatoes

K. Hussain, S. Saeed, N. Ahmed and I. Ahmed

384

115.

Suppressive effects of composts on Pythium aphanidermatum of tomato

Raoudha Khanfir, Rabiaa Haouala, Mohamed Ali Triki, Belgacem Henchi

384

116.

Stability of potato genotypes for yield and biotic stress in Punjab

Muhammad Iqbal and Abdul Rashid

385

117.

Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in cucumber cultivars

Zahoor Hussain, Muhammad Usman, Bilquees Fatima and Muhammad Mumtaz Khan

385

118.

In vitro multiple shoot induction in tomato cultivars

Bilquees Fatima, N. Anjum, Zahoor Hussain and Muhammad Mumtaz Khan

385

119.

Effect of organic amendments on plant growth and management of Meloidogyne incognita, causing root knot disease in eggplant

B.K. Karmani, M.M. Jiskani, M.A. Pathan, K.H. Wagan and G.B. Poussio

386

120.

Effect of different fungicides against root rot of okra caused by Macrophomina phaseolina under agro-ecological conditions of Tandojam

G.B. Poussio, M.M. Jiskani, M.A. Pathan, K.H. Wagan, M.I. Khaskheli and B.K. Karmani

386

121.

Bioactivity of culture filtrates of some soilborne fungi on hatching and mortality of larvae and egg parasitization of tomato root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita

M. M. Jiskani, S. M. Nizamani and M. A. Pathan

387

122.

Developing postharvest and marketing systems for sweetpotato

A. Westby, D. Rees, K.I .Tomlins, C. Owori, A. Bechoff and M.U. Cheema

387

 

FLORICULTURE

 

123.

Prospects of floriculture industry in Pakistan

Muhammad Aslam Khan and Adnan Younis

388

124.

Genetic diversity in local fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill) germplasm based on oil contents

Najma Yousaf Zahid and Nadeem Akthar Abbasi

388

125.

Promoting the germination of Zinnia elegans seeds by priming with hydrogen peroxide

Irfan Afzal, Shahid Ashraf, Muhammad Qasim and Aamir Nawaz

389

126.

Effect of different corm sizes on the performance of Gladiolus grandiflorus cvs. red majesty and white friendship

Shoaib-ur-Rehman, M. A. Khan, Karim, A. and Karim Yar Abbasi

389

127.

Carnation cutting root initiation evaluation, planted in pots, polyethylene tunnel and under hydroponic environment

M. S. Yaqub, R. Muhammad Iqbal and M. J. Jaskani

390

128.

Induction of early flowering in lilium and its scope

M. S. Yaqub, R. M. Iqbal and Waqar Ahmad

390

129.

Morpho-anatomical variations in Dracaena and Cordyline species and cultivars in relation to taxonomy

Mansoor Hameed, Rashida Perveen, Atif Riaz and Adnan Younis

391

130.

Maximization of gladiolus (Gladiolus alatus) corms production through soil amendments

Nadeem A. Abbasi, Abdul Rehman Khan, Ishfaq A. Hafiz and Touqeer Ahmad

391

131.

Effect of various sucker sizes and planting times on growth and flower yield of chrysanthemum

Aamir Nawaz, Shaeena Gul, Muhammad Akbar Anjum and Farrukh Naveed

391

132.

Successful cultivation of Rosa centifolia under Faisalabad climatic conditions

Muhammad Tariq Iqtadar, Muhanmmad Saeed and Muhammad Yunus

392

133.

Qualitative and quantitative response of two marigold cultivars (Tagetes erecta and Tagetes patula) for different levels of nitrogen

Karim Yar Abbasi, Malik, A. U. Naveed M and Shoaib ur Rehman

392

134.

Effect of different levels of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on growth and yield of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Karim Yar Abbasi, Farooq M, Naveed M and Aman Ullah Malik

393

135.

Productive and qualitative response of marigold to different levels of nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizers

Muhammad Irfan Ashraf, M. Aslam khan and Tahir Saeed

393

136.

Improvement of Trigonella maritima L. germination by polyploïdisation

Rabiaa Haouala, Saloua Ouerghemmi and Mohamed Béji

394

137.

Does halopriming improve germination and seedling vigor in marigold (Tagetes spp.) seeds

Muhammad Qasim, Shahid Ashraf and Irfan Afzal

394

138.

Studies on distribution, intensity and population of plant parasitic nematodes associated with ornamental plants

S.P. Goswami, M.A. Pathan, M.M. Jiskani, K.H. Wagan and M.I. Khaskheli

395

139.

Investigation on fungal constraints of carnation in Punjab, Pakistan

Salik Nawaz Khan and Tariq Riaz

395

 

CONCLUDING SESSION

 

 

Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmad (Ezaz-e-Fazeelat)

Vice Chancellor

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

397

 

Recommendations

Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan

Director General

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)

399

 

Address of the Chief Guest

Mr. Hussain Jahanian Gardezi

Provincial Minister for Food

401

 

Vote of Thanks

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Pervez

Director

Institute of Horticultural Sciences

403

 

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