African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Full Length Research Paper

Effective use of technology in production of quality wheat to achieve export standards and demands in Pakistan

Shafqat Hameed
Department of Engineering Management, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),  Islamabad, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 February 2012
  •  Published: 02 May 2013

Abstract

The aim of this study is to look into the effectiveness of the technology in the production quality of wheat which can meet export standards and also the demands within and outside the country. Presently, there is a wide yield gap in wheat that needs to be bridged. The major reasons for low productivity and instability includes lack of good quality seed, delayed harvesting of kharif crops like cotton, sugarcane and rice, and consequently, late planting of wheat, low quality and inefficient use of fertilizers etc. The root cause of all these problems is unawareness of farmers about modern technologies. This study will focus on the methods to achieve good quality seeds, modern harvesting techniques, effect of the use of modern technology in the agricultural sector and a comparison between traditional wheat farming and harvesting methods, keeping in view the use of modern technology.

 

Key words: Technology, wheat, production, maintenance, standards, requirement, demands.