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PCRWR to improve irrigation practices

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has launched a weekly irrigation advisory service for its trainee farmers to help improve irrigation practices. PCRWR, a department of Ministry of Science and Technology, has trained around 700 farmers in 2015 under a project called the Watershed Rehabilitation and Irrigation Improvement in Pakistan. An inventory of trainee farmers was developed for follow-up to ultimately let them adopt informed and improved…Read More

Good farming practices stressed for food security

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Potato consumption has grown significantly in Pakistan over the last one decade, but still, more than 99% of farmers grow potatoes from non-certified seeds, renowned Dutch expert on food security, Romke Wustman said. In his special lecture on Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Crop Production,’ organized jointly by SDPI and the Embassy of Netherlands, he said ensuring uses of technology at all stages of production, which includes…Read More

Good farming practices stressed for food security

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Potato consumption has grown significantly in Pakistan over the last one decade, but still, more than 99% of farmers grow potatoes from non-certified seeds, renowned Dutch expert on food security, Romke Wustman said. In his special lecture on Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Crop Production,’ organized jointly by SDPI and the Embassy of Netherlands, he said ensuring uses of technology at all stages of production, which includes storage as…Read More

Modern agriculture: Practices, challenges and opportunities

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article image Everything in universe is changing and these changes have positive or negative impacts on surrounding. Agriculture is an important occupation of majority in the world. Almost everyone is attached with agriculture directly or indirectly. People used to grow crops and rear animals for food, feed and fiber since ancient times. With the passage of time, needs of people climbed enormously. Agriculture is also changing and becoming advance with every passing day. Agricultural operations are…Read More

Telecom policy to protect against monopolistic practices

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government has decided to draft competition rules in an attempt to bar telecom companies from any possible monopolistic practice in the new telecommunication policy 2015. Officials familiar with the development said that the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), which has approved the policy in December, has directed the IT ministry to have it vetted by the Law, Justice and Human Rights Division before enforcement. The ECC specifically directed the ministry to…Read More

Modern Agriculture: practices, challenges and opportunities

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article image EVERYTHING IN universe is changing and these changes have positive or negative impacts on surrounding. Agriculture is an important occupation of majority in the world. Almost everyone is attached with agriculture directly or indirectly. People used to grow crops and rear animals for food, feed and fiber since ancient times. With the passage of time, needs of people climbed enormously. Agriculture is also changing and becoming advanced with every passing day. Agricultural operations are…Read More

Punjab to guide KPK to adapt ICT practices for good governance

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The delegates of KPK Information Technology Ministry led by Secretary IT, Farah Hamid Khan held a meeting with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) officials to improve the infrastructure of KPK through e-governance and take guidelines from experience of Punjab in this regard. Chairman PITB, Dr Umar Saif said during the meeting that Punjab government will assist KPK government to usher the applications of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to improve…Read More

ICPD organises best global agri practices worksho

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Institute for Career and Personal Development (ICPD) conducted a 3.5 workshop on "Best Global Agricultural Practices for Sugarcane". The event was undertaken in collaboration with the "Sugarcane Research and Development Board (SRDB), Punjab" and the Regional Training Center (RTC), Mauritius. Dr. Suman Seeruttun - a global expert in sugarcane best practices- was the trainer for the event, which was attended by a number of sugar mill…Read More

Key management practices for organic wheat, small grain production

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Instruments crop rotation. • Resistant varieties choose for disease and insect pests. • Plant on time (not too early, not too late) in a well-prepared seedbed. • Use correct seeding rates, drill calibration and drill operation. • Avoid excessively high nitrogen levels (but work towards good soil fertility). • Harvest on time. Don’t let mature grain stand in the field. VARIETY SELECTION The following are general rules for choosing varieties for organic wheat…Read More

Seminar held on good st and ard practices

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has recently organized a technical training course on Good Standardization Practices’. On the occasion, Pir Bakhsh Jamali, Director General, PSQCA, highlighted the importance of good standardization practices and stressed the need for ensuring international participation. He asked standards developers, academia and Industry to work jointly to realize the economic benefits by following the international…Read More