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Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding

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STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America. Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-…Read More

Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America. Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-…Read More

Stakeholders for early adoption of livestock breeding act

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Stakeholders from public and private sectors at a consultative meeting in the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore have called for early adoption of Punjab Livestock Breeding Act 2014’’. VC Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Secretary Livestock Punjab Dr Aamer Ahmad and former Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmad co-chaired the consultative meeting, which was organised by the UVAS in collaboration with the Livestock and Dairy Development Department…Read More

Arid university to set up ostrich breeding farm

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: An ostrich breeding farm would be established at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) to create awareness and promotion of ostrich farming in Pakistan. This was decided in a meeting between PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad and CEO Pakistan Ostrich Company (POC) Raja Tahir Latif. In the meeting, it was decided that PMAS-AAUR in collaboration with POC would help the farmers in setting up ostrich farm and would provide…Read More

Dr. Noor gets grant for breeding catfish

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Dr Noor Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, has won a Rs 3.954 million research grant from the Higher Education Commission for culturing and breeding of catfish at Ravi Campus Pattoki.According to details, the three-year project titled "Prospects of culturing and breeding of Catfish (Pangasius pangasius) in Pakistan" focuses on the introduction of new species of Catfish Pangasius…Read More

Changed rain patterns affecting birds breeding cycle

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The changing rain pattern is having disastrous effects on numerous species of indigenous birds, with many of them being unable to breed due to this year’s delayed monsoon rains."The global warming, altering temperatures and changes in climate have resulted in delayed monsoons rains, which have led to a number of species - including birds, mammals, reptiles and insects - missing their breeding season," said Hussain Bakhsh Bhagat, Project Director at the Sindh…Read More