1. To analyze the suitability of wheat and maize in Mingora Swat of Khyberpakhtunkhwa using crop growth index

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Riaz Khan Nangial Khan Zia Ullah Shabi Ul Hassan Talha Jan, Sohail Farooq Nawaz, Junaid Ahmad


A research study was carried out at Mingora Swat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to find Growing Degree Days of wheat and maize and Crop Growth Index using long term climatic data (1971-2010).The study will expound the classification according to the research methodology which in response will help to the policy makers and the agriculturist to grow the crops suiting to the study area. The climatic data used for research was acquired from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Islamabad. The available Growing Degree Days of wheat and maize were classified by subtracting the base temperature from average temperature. Decade-wise and overall trend of GDD were calculated by using simple linear regression analysis. Based on 40 years data increasing trend was observed for the GDD of wheat and maize at Mingora (Swat). Based on the Crop Growth Index (Icg) limits Mingora swat was classified as Moderately Adequate.

Keywords: Crop Growth Index; GDD; Maize; Mingora Swat; Wheat


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