Tag: canola

Need to promote oilseed-rape (canola) cultivation

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article image PRICEY and scarce crop inputs such as pesticides, quality seed, fertilizers and competitive price advantage of rice, sugarcane, and corn over cotton are some grounds for decreasing in the area under cotton cultivation in the country, a leading edible oil producing crop in the country. The public and private sectors have made efforts to enhance the better returns to the cotton growers but despite of any success, area under cotton cultivation has squeezed from 3056 thousand hectares to…Read More

Scientists awarded for new groundnut, canola varieties

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The PARC has given away recognition certificates and cash awards to the agricultural scientists who introduced new varieties of groundnuts and canola with promising results. Chairman PARC, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad presented the certificates and cash awards of Rs.150,000 each to Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) Groundnut, Malik Shah Nawaz and PSO Oil Seed Programme (NARC) Dr. Abdul Rashid for introducing new varieties of groundnut and canola respectively. PSO…Read More

PARC on the move to promote canola cultivation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is making strenuous efforts to boost oilseed cultivation and enhancing domestic production in the country keeping in view the chronic deficiency of edible oil and huge amount of import bill. In this regard, the Council has launched a promotional campaign working on Oilseeds Cultivation in Pothowar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions during Rabi 2014-15. This initiative has been taken in consultation of the Pakistan…Read More

PARC develops canola hybrid seed

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed Canola Hybrid with good potential yield and produced hybrid seed on pilot scale. The PARC marketed 30 tons of canola hybrid seed during the last two years. During the current Rabi season PARC planted Canola Hybrid Seed Production on 70 acres to promote the availability of hybrid seed to small farmers at low prices. This was stated by Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan, Director General, National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC…Read More

PARC successfully develops canola hybrid

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has successfully developed Canola Hybrid with good yield potential and produced hybrid seed on pilot scale. The Council marketed 30 tons Canola Hybrid Seed during the last two years. During current Rabi season, it planted canola hybrid seed production on 70 acres at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) to promote the availability of hybrid seed to small farmers at low prices. "Pakistan is deficient to meet…Read More

PARC markets 30 tons canola hybrid seed

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The PARC has marketed 30 tons canola hybrid seed to small farmers on nominal rates to eliminate private sector companies monopoly. The PARC introduced canola during 1980. Scientists bring change in the life of small farmers through introducing high yielding crop varieties and production technologies. "Scientists also focus on that crops which have great potential to enhance edible production in the country and to minimise the foreign exchange bill on import of…Read More

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Farmers urged to grow canola, mustard

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Agriculture Forum (PAF) has advised growers to grow canola and mustard along with wheat to avoid aphid attacks. "The aphid attack has been increasing on wheat for few years and insects sucked juice from plants and stopped their growth," said Ibrahim Mughal, the Chairman PAF, while addressing a recently held seminar in the city. He said that it was difficult to handle the aphid attack on wheat because sprays could not be carried out on…Read More

SSC approves new wheat, sugarcane, canola varieties

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindh Seed Council (SSC) in its recent meeting has approved new high yield varieties of wheat, canola and sugarcane which could jack up the already downing per acre yield of these crops in the country.These include a wheat variety with the yield up to 87 maunds per acre against the existing yield of 70-75 maunds.The new variety, named Benazir, has been evolved by the Wheat Research Institute, Sakrand. Its salient features include short duration and higher yield which would…Read More