Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) is a peer-reviewed journal of Allama Iqbal Open University. It is an annual journal both in printed and online versions. The journal publishes original research papers and critical reviews on all aspects of agriculture and rural development. Acceptance of manuscripts depends on their quality, originality and relevance to the Journal’s scope. The journal is an interdisciplinary publication and welcomes articles from diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, which engage with and contribute to Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Soil Science, Biotic and Abiotic Stresses, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Tissue Culture, Bioinformatics, Horticulture, Plant Biochemistry, Rural Development, Plant Pathology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Engineering, Plant Pathology,Food Science and Technology, Entomology, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Sciences, Food Safety, Forestry and Forestry Extension, Plant-Soil Relationships, and Medicinal Plants. The coverage of the journal is global in scope and solicits articles based on empirical research in any part of the world that is of relevance and interest to international readers. The papers are sent to reviewers after meeting the acceptable percentage of plagiarism and accepted with at least two positive reports of the reviewers. However, the editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers or request the author to do so or reject the paper submitted. The acceptance rate is less than 50% in JRDA.

Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture

The second volume is under review process and will be published soon; you are invited to send your articles for possible publication in JRDA Volume-II.


Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture (JRDA) is a blind peer-reviewed journal of the department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Pakistan. This annual journal is an open access and publishes high quality empirical research and review articles in all the fields of agriculture and rural development, both in online and printed versions.

Areas of Interest

The journal covers the following areas, but not limited to:

AgronomyCrop Physiology
Soil ScienceBiotic and Abiotic Stresses
Plant BiotechnologyPlant Molecular Biology
Plant Tissue CultureBioinformatics
HorticulturePlant Biochemistry
Plant Breeding and GeneticsEntomology
Rural DevelopmentMedicinal Plants
Agriculture ExtensionAgriculture Engineering
Animal Sciences and Veterinary SciencesFood Safety
Plant PathologyFood Science and Technology
Forestry and Forestry ExtensionPlant-soil Relationships

We therefore invite the authors to submit your valuable papers of your research and reviews for our upcoming volume II by 25th April, 2017.
The research articles can be submitted online on website Author Guidelines are available on the website given above.

Prof. Dr. Naghmana Rashid
Dr. Sabir Hussain Shah

Phone No. +92-51-9057752

Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

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Table of Contents


Wajiha Ishaq, Shafique Qadir Memon
Farhat Ullah Khan, Nowshad Khan, Fouzia Anjum
Abdul Sattar Anjum, Roshan Zada, Waqarul Hassan Tareen
Khalid Mehmood, Muhammad Arshad, Shaukat Ali, Mazher Qayyum, Ghulam Muhammad Ali
Nizar Ali, Akbar Zada, Murad Ali, Zahid Hussain
Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Khalid, Aqib Sayyed, Ismail Din, Kashif Hayat, . Rozina, Sohail Ahmad Jan