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Pakistan to have bumper wheat crop this year

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan will reap a bumper wheat crop this year and surplus the target, as harvesting is continuing in Sindh, where production is expected to exceed four million tons, agriculture scientists said. "There are places where 70 to 80 maunds per acre wheat has been produced while at other places 50 to 60 maunds per acre has been harvested," National Coordinator (Wheat), Dr Atiq-ur-Rehman Rattu, said.He was of the view that conducive weather conditions and new wheat…Read More

Eying bumper cotton, cane crops

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article image By Mohiuddin AazimPAKISTAN IS expecting a bumper cotton and sugarcane crop this year - thanks to a larger area under cane cultivation and a projected rise in per acre yield of cotton.Rainfall from mid July till now have also somewhat mitigated fears of far below average monsoon rains and the country looks set to meet rice production target of 6.9 million tons.Officials of provincial agricultural departments say that information reaching them from paddy fields indicates that output of Basmati and…Read More

CLCV still haunting bumper cotton crop

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Despite having bumper cotton crop this year, the Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) still haunting the crop as it destroyed about three to four million cotton bales, official sources have disclosed.They also said that this year, the export of cotton has increased by 1.06 million bales. However, the cotton production could be further enhanced, if the CLCV is controlled.It is expected that CLCV would be controlled through this project, which would help increase cotton production in…Read More

Govt expects bumper wheat with 24m tons

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is expected to produce 24 million tons of wheat this year that can satisfy the needs of the country in terms of quantity but wheat support price has been fixed at Rs. 1050 per 40 kgs.Though the target of 25 million tons of wheat production seems not to be achieved, yet 24 million tons would be enough for the whole year. Masses would have to pay the inflationary prices of staple food while farmers would get no significant benefit as well, experts were of the view.There…Read More