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    Agriculture and Forestry- CSS Syllabus


    (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


    S.No. Title Author
    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
    Last edited by Shehzad; 18th April 2015 at 12:00 PM.



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