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Farmers to be provided solar date drying technology

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article image ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Friday said the government is making all efforts for transferring solar date drying technology in crop production areas across the country. Addressing a ceremony, organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to demonstrate solar dates dryers at Khairpur, he said the advance technology would boost the dates production in the country. The…Read More

Solar Dryer technology introduced by PARC to improve production of date farmers

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Solar-cum-Gas Fired Date Dryer to dehydrate dates developed by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is said to reduce post-harvest losses and improve the quality of dates. According to details, five solar drying systems have already been installed in Khairpur and Sukkur Region of Sindh Province at Pano Aquil, Pryalo, Pir Jo Goth, Therhi and Hayyat Solangi in the date production areas of Sindh. At these sites, PARC has also conducted training sessions for local…Read More

Climate change impacting date production

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STAFF REPORT KHI: At a time when dates are ready to be plucked, dried, processed and sold, Upper Sindh has witnessed radical and catastrophic climate change recently, within a month. As the fruit starts dropping compelling the growers to harvest it, the orchard owners are worried about the rapid climate change.In Sindh, dates crop matures with the advent of monsoon season. The production is under increasing pressure as the rapid climate change is disadvantageous for the crop.Growers are of the…Read More

Efforts on to promote date palm cultivation

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) is contemplating to boost the horticulture sector of Pakistan and will go for serious measures to increase the export of fresh and dried dates.This was stated by Assistant Manager, Supply Chain, PHDEC Omar Hafeez while speaking at a recently held one-day seminar on date palm cultivation in Punjab at the Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad.According to a spokesperson of the company, Omer further…Read More

Dangerous bug attacks date trees

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A dangerous date palm sap-sucking insect known as Dubas bug - locally known as Sherrgo - is spreading in Balochistan, affecting the overall date production and exports."The bug had first been detected in 1999 in Balochistan's Panjgur district," an official at the National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) told the media.Pakistan produces 540,000 tons of dates every year, of which 280 million tons are produced in Sindh while 175,000 tons are produced in Balochistan…Read More