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Citrus and Citrus Scab

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article image Citrus is one of the world’s major fruit crop. Citrus fruit belongs to the dicotyledonous family rutaceae and is grown in tropical and subtropical climates in more than 135 countries . It is very famous fruit for its delicious taste and dietary importance. Citrus tree is native to the areas of northeast India and China. Citrus cultivation is known to be started in Nippur (Mesopotamia) area in 4000 B.C. The major Citrus producing countries are Brazil (17.…Read More

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Pakistan enjoys potential in citrus production

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan enjoys a huge potential in citrus production and the government is making all out efforts to enhance citrus productivity and quality.Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said this while chairing a meeting of committee constituted by the Prime Minister on citrus development. The participants had a detailed discussion on the composition of citrus development board.It is expected that the committee would suggest the…Read More

Pakistan to meet 0.3m tons citrus export target

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is expected to meet the 0.3 million tons of citrus export target this year, earning foreign exchange of $200 million during the season. The expected export of 60,000 to 70,000 tons kinnow during the next 30 to 40 days of this season will help in meeting the set target. "Out of 0.24 million tons, 0.1 million tons kinnow are exported to Russia where the fruit had better demand. The low price of Pakistani fruit was another reason of enhanced export to Moscow…Read More

Saving citrus orchard from fruit fly

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Citrus stands first in area and production among the world’s tree fruits. In Pakistan also, citrus fruits are the most important fruit crops grown on the area of 160,000 hectares with production of 1.5 MMT annually. Citrus fruit is grown in all four provinces of Pakistan but Punjab produces over 95 per cent of the crop because of its greater population, favourable growing conditions and adequate water. So to attain maximum output we need to minimize these losses to achieve maximum yield and…Read More

Constraints of citrus industry in Pakistan

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article image WHILE THE origin of citrus fruits cannot be exactly known, researchers trust that they began to appear in Southeast Asia at least 4000BC. Citrus has been reported to prevent liver, lungs and skin cancer and heart diseases. It is the best source of vitamin C, sugar, amino acids and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and iron. Pakistan is an important citrus producer across the globe. 10 per cent of the fruit is exported, 2 per cent is processed while 40 per cent lost in the post - harvest…Read More

Citrus disease damaging exports volume

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: A citrus disease called greening’ is threatening to decrease the fruit’s demand in foreign markets, thus ultimately reducing the volume of foreign exchange.This was observed by speakers during a recent two-day Citrus Growers Conference’ organised by the Institute of Horticulture Sciences of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Linkages Programme II.In his remarks, UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, said…Read More

Aussie citrus varieties for Pak growers

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article image Staff Report IBD: Australian citrus growers are expected to learn about the potential impacts of climate change by growing some of their newest varieties in Pakistan's extreme weather conditions.Pakistan's main growing season has temperatures over 40 degrees for three months, without much reliable irrigation.A group of industry representatives from Pakistan are touring Australia at the moment to learn from local growers how they can improve their less developed industry back home.But Dr Tahir…Read More