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Articles by M. Y. Ashraf
Total Records ( 2 ) for M. Y. Ashraf
  Yousaf Ali , A. R. Awan and M. Y. Ashraf
  Rice lines were screened for salinity tolerance at International Rice Research Institute. Out of eighteen lines , eight were found tolerant, five were moderately tolerant and rest were susceptible to high salinity. Two entries showed higher root shoot ratio and were also found tolerant. Screening at seedling stage and higher root shoot ratio provides a clue about salt tolerance potential of a genotype.
  Zafar Iqbal Khan , M. Ashraf , M. Y. Ashraf , Z. Rahman and Altaf Hussain
  A study was conducted to determine the potassium status of lactating, non-lactating and male goats on farm located in Southern Punjab. A mineral supplement were available to all animals throughout the year. Soil, forage, water, feed and animal samples (blood plasma, milk, faeces, and urine) were taken 8 times fortnightly during winter and summer seasons. On the basis of results of analyses soil K+ was deficient for the requirements of plants during summer while forage K+ concentrations were below the critical values during both seasons. The contribution of feed K+ in maintaining the K+ level of animals was also not prominent. From plasma analyses it was found that K+ was below the normal levels in lactating and male goats during both seasons and in non-lactating goats only during summer. The loss of K+ through milk, faeces and urine was high during both seasons. Overall K+ status of these goats based on plasma concentrations may be considered inadequate mainly due to low forage K+ concentration which were found low to deficient. Key words: Potassium, status, goats, soil, forage, water, milk and plasma
 
 
 
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