Volume 11, Number 1, 2013




Review Paper

1-7 Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): A Budding Complement of Synthetic Fertilizers for Improving Crop Production
Muhammad Tahir and Muhammad Aqeel Sarwar

  Research Papers

8-13 Screening of Cadmium Tolerance in Sugarcane using Antioxidative Enzymes as a Selection Criteria
Syed Hammad Raza, Fahad Shafiq and Maleeha Tahir

14-18 An Empirical Analysis of Tax Rate and Economic Growth Linkages of Pakistan
Muhammad Masood Azeem, Madhia Saqi, Khalid Mushtaq and Abdus Samie

19-24 Seed priming with sodium silicate enhances seed germination and seedling growth in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under water deficit stress induced by polyethylene glycol
Arruje Hameed, Munir Ahmad Sheikh, Amer Jamil and Shahzad Maqsood Ahmed Basra

25-28 Effect of β-Thalassemia on Hematological and Biochemical Profiles of Female Patients
Bushra Munir, Tahira Iqbal, Amer Jamil and Faqir Muhammad

29-35 Evaluation of Management Zones for Site-Specific Application of Crop Inputs
Hafiz Umar Farid, Allah Bakhsh, Niaz Ahmad and Ashfaq Ahmad

36-41 Technical Efficiency Analysis of Milk Production in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province: A Stochastic Frontier Approach
Muhammad Sajjad, Munir Khan, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Shahid Ali, Muhammad Nazir and Amjad Ali

42-47 Effect of Sewage Water Irrigation on the Uptake of Some Essential Minerals in Canola (Brassica napus L.): A potential Forage Crop for Ruminants
Kafeel Ahmad, Zafar Iqbal Khan, Sobia Ashraf, Abid Ejaz, Muneeba Shaheen, Syed Hammad Raza, Farhat Abbas and Hafiz Muhammad Tahir

48-52 Bioefficacy of Organophosphates, Pyrethroids and New Chemistry Insecticides against a Field Population of Dusky Cotton Bug, Oxycarenus spp. (Hemiptera: Oxycarenidae) in Bt Cotton Ecosystem
Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Ramzan Asi, Mehfooz-ul-Haq, Muhammad Afzal and Muhammad Saleh Saleem

53-59 Influence of Rhizobium Applied in Combination with Micronutrients on Mungbean
Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Javed Akhtar, Hafiz Naeem Asghar and Muhammad Khalid

60-64 Impact of Planting Time and Silicon Levels on Yield and Yield Components of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)
Muhammad Tahir, Sajjad Ahmad, Muhammad Ayub, Muhammad Naeem, Haseeb-ur-Rehman and Muhammad Aqeel Sarwar

65-69 Characterization of Oryza sativa Rad51 for Phosphorylation using in silico Approach
Rana Salman Anjum, Muhammad Ashraf, Munir Ahmad Sheikh and Amer Jamil

70-76 Agro-management Practices for Boosting Yield and Quality of Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.)
Haseeb-ur-Rehman, Asghar Ali, Asif Tanveer and Mumtaz Hussain

77-84 Maternal Education and Child Nutritional Status in Bangladesh: Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey Data
Sofia Anwar, Samia Nasreen, Zahra Batool and Zakir Husain