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PSC introduces cheaper maize hybrid seed

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Punjab Seed Corporation (PSC) has launched the maize hybrid seed (YH-1898) evolved by the corporation’s breeders in collaboration with researchers of Maize and Millet Research Institute Sahiwal. Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh was the chief guest at the launching ceremony, who appreciated the efforts by the PSC for developing maize hybrid seed. He said it is a great achievement, which would not only gear up the growth of agriculture sector, but would also be…Read More

MDT, FAST to create a hybrid pool of resources

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Media Development Trust and FAST - National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, have signed an MoU to develop initiatives for development, empowerment and mainstreaming research in Pakistan. The MoU was signed at the School of Management at FAST. Adil Amin Kazi, Head of Department, School of Management, FAST, and Amir Jahangir President Media Development Trust signed the document. On this occasion President Media Development Trust (MDT) and CEO Mishal…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

Hybrid seeds usage can boost farm production

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STAFF REPORT FSD:Pakistani farmers can recover the declining productivity, estimated at 50 per cent of total production, with the help of large-scale planting of hybrid seeds and modern farming techniques and equipment. According to leading agriculture experts, conventional farming cannot change financial conditions of the farmers as it is possible only through adoption of modern techniques. Currently, growers are getting approximately 50 per cent less per acre yield when compared…Read More

Hybrid cars promotion stressed through low prices

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) has asked the government to take action against auto dealers mafia for their illegal activities, causing damage to the local auto industry by illegally importing used cars and hoodwinking innocent customers by selling them old vehicles at exorbitant rates, says a statement issued here by the association. "Despite government’s budgetary measures to bring down the prices of used…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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Hybrid technology cars only option to meet energy crisis

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STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to minimize dependence on costly petrol in the wake of energy crisis, the hybrid cars introduction in the country is a big progress in this regard. Though, initially, the car manufacturers are fully aware of the consumers’ needs and are planning on how and when to introduce such vehicles in the country. "The company will closely monitor the sales after which a decision will be made on further diversification in family cars in Pakistan," said…Read More

Hybrid car customised for Pakistani roads

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is going witness Toyota Prius, the first hybrid car in near future, which would lay the foundation of a revolution towards environment-friendly vehicles system. This version of the Prius has been customized by Indus Motor Company (IMC) in order to deal with, well, let’s just say some challenging road conditions. IMC knows what it’s doing, and has modified Toyota and Daihatsu vehicles for the Pakistani market for over 20 years. The Prius brings with…Read More