Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Innovation (ajpti)

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Tariq Zaman Kohat

University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan


  • Commentary   
    Prevelence of false smut of date palm in southren districts of khyber pakhthunkhwa Pakistan
    Author(s): Tariq Zaman Kohat

     Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is locally known as Khajoor is a flowering plant species belongs to the family Arecaceae. Dates have high nutritive value containing sugar, proteins, fibers, potassium, Iron and thiamine.They have high medicinal value and are used as a carminative, general tonic, aphrodisiac, antacid and for treating backache. Pakistan is the fifth largest producer of dates with 680107 tons in 2017/18. The production of Dates is adversely effected by climatic factors and diseases like Fruit rot, Omphalia root rot, Brown leaf spot, Bending Head, Sudden decline etc, among these graphiola leaf spot disease which is caused by Graphiola phoenicis is also effect production and growth of date palm. The aim of the present study was to find out the prevalence of false smut of date palm in study area. 3-5 sights were selected in each district and 50 plants were randomly sel.. Read More»

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