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Problems Behind Soybean Cultivation in Pakistan

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article image Soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) is an important legume harvest. The universal growing (prenominal), incremental end of soya bean is due to its unique maker, valuable nutritional importance, heal avail and suitableness to the dissimilar emblem of sully and climates and changeable consequence uses. It is multidimensional in its uses but far mature for its […]…Read More

Govt fails to achieve olive cultivation targets

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PAKISTAN IS the biggest importer of edible oil and the economy of the country has to bear a great burden annually on import of this valuable commodity. Currently, Pakistan is third largest edible oil importer, importing 2.6 million tons. Whereas, Pakistan’s climatic conditions and monsoon-free geography can make it a leading country for olive cultivation […]…Read More

New techniques for rice cultivation with small amount of water

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A group of scientists has discovered a new technique for the agriculture improvement in Pakistan as they have introduced a method to grow more rice plants consuming less amount of water. Secretary of Punjab Agriculture Muhammad Mehmood stated that Pakistani scientists has potential to prove themselves by doing demanding work. The Secretary quoted that this […]…Read More

Sunflower cultivation on the decline in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: As sunflower sowing has started in Punjab, the situation appears grim for the crop as it has lost almost 65pc of area to other competitive crops, coming down from 242,000 acres in 2009 to 86,500 acres in 2016. The drop occurred when officials palanned to double the area during the same period from 242,000 acres to 480,000 acres. The sunflower acreage lost, has gone to wheat and maize, and, to a lesser extent, sugarcane. The official plan of doubling the acreage…Read More

Nine New Maize hybrids sanctioned by PARC for cultivation

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council’s maize variety evaluation committee has ratified nine maize hybrid varieties. The VEC on rice was held under Member Crops Sciences Division Chairman Dr Shahid Masood. It joins six yellow and three white crossbreeds, one white open-pollinated variety of maize and two SS hybrids (as grub). Four recommended varieties fit in with multinational and four to the national seed associations. PARC Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad recognized the…Read More

Nine New Maize hybrids sanctioned by PARC for cultivation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council's (PARC's) maize variety evaluation committee (VEC) has ratified nine maize hybrid varieties. The VEC on rice was held under Member Crops Sciences Division Chairman Dr Shahid Masood. It joins six yellow and three white crossbreeds, one white open-pollinated (OP) variety of maize and two SS hybrids (as grub). Four recommended varieties fit in with multinational and four to the national seed associations. PARC Chairman Dr…Read More

Soybean cultivation must be enhanced using innovative technologies: Speakers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The soybean cultivation can boost the local edible oil industry because importing 456 million dollar Soybean oil causes a huge load on national exchequer. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) must adapt innovative technologies in order to enhance soybean cultivation in the country. This was stressed in a seminar held at PARC in the presence of various scientists and media persons. Dr Azeem Khan, Director General, National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC…Read More

Soybean cultivation must be enhanced using innovative technologies, Dr Azeem

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The soybean cultivation can boost the local edible oil industry because importing 456 million dollar Soybean oil causes a huge load on national exchequer. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) must adapt innovative technologies in order to enhance soybean cultivation in the country. This was stressed in a seminar held at PARC in the presence of various scientists and media persons. Dr Azeem Khan, Director General, National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC)…Read More

Capacity building on tomato cultivation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A training workshop was conducted by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) with the aim to train farmers and master trainers on tomato cultivation to boost the yield of the crop so to cut import reliance. Chairman PARC, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad said on the occasion that it was the first phase of training which would be replicated at provincial and district levels to nurture proper human resource development across the country. Director General, National…Read More

Olive cultivation potential in Pakistan

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article image THE OLIVE cultivation is reported 50,000 to 60,000 years back in Syria, Iraq, Palestines, etc. Its medicinal and nutritious benefits are also enumerated in Holy Scriptures. Oleo europea belongs to the family Oleaceae. It is an evergreen tree growing to 50 ft. in height with a spread of about 30 ft. It can be maintained up to 20 ft. height with annual pruning. The beautiful, twisted branching form is also quite unique. It can long-lived by a life expectation of 500 years. The trees are…Read More