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Boron deficiency-an overshadow for paddy yield

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article image By Awais Ahmad and Muhammad Imran Azeem RICE IS one of the major staple food crops of Pakistan and presently the area under rice cultivation is almost 2.3 million hectare (M ha). It not only fulfills our domestic requirement but also a good source of foreign exchange. Our national average yield is 2.00 tons per hectare. Although we are producing good quality rice but we are lagging behind major rice producing countries like China and India, etc. in per unit area production. The underlying…Read More

Pakistan expects 9.4 million tons paddy

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:  Pakistan is expected to have 9.4 million tons of paddy this year, 1.4 million tons less than previously foreseen, but still 2 per cent more than in 2011, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reveals in its just-published Rice Market Monitor’.However, it points out that the outlook has been somewhat dampened by reports of protracted water shortages in Sindh, as well as sustained concerns in Punjab over the stagnating basmati yields and its substitution with common…Read More