Tag: production

Hybrid seed production its methods & benefits

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article image In agriculture and gardening, hybrid seed is seed produced by cross-pollinated plants. Hybrid seed production is predominant in modern agriculture and home gardening. It is one of the main contributors to the dramatic rise in agricultural output during the last half of the 20th century. The alternatives to hybridization are open pollination and clonal propagation. […]…Read More

Enhancement of Growth, Production and Qualities of Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) under Abiotic Stress by Proline

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article image “Cauliflower” is much popular vegetable throughout the world. In Urdu it is called “Phool Ghobi”. The mean of word “Cauli” is soft and the mean of word “flower” is blossom. In other nations its name is Ghobi, Kohlrabi and Cabbage. It is the member of family Brassicaceae. In Pakistan this is known as Phool Ghobi. […]…Read More

Deal inked to boost olive production in Potohar region

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During the first annual meeting of the Olive Development Group (ODG), USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) and Allied Foods signed a grant to establish a mobile olive extraction unit. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Punjab established the ODG in May 2016 as part of their combined effort […]…Read More

‘Pakistan should jump to medium and high-tech production export’

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Pakistan should jump to medium and high-tech productions export from resources-based and low technology, an official said. Zuhfran Qasim, Director policy and planning at Prime Minister’s Office, Board of Investment (BoI), said while speaking at a seminar entitled as ‘CPEC Challenges and Opportunities’ that exports of Pakistan are 80% resources-based. An interactive session that was […]…Read More

Safe food production from contaminated soils

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article image WHEN WE study other nations, especially about the life spams we come to know that average life of other peoples is far longer than ours. Survey reports that average life span in America is 78.74 while in Pakistan it is about 66.44. Our life expectancy is not good due to actually poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits and just plain poverty while these factors are mostly absent or minute in other developed nations. In our country no. of doctors for…Read More

Sericulture- An Art and Science of Silk Production

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In developing countries like Pakistan reduction of rural poverty is a paramount goal. According to World Bank estimate more than 70% poor people live in rural areas. Various strategies have been pursued to address this concern and create new employment opportunities. The practice of sericulture is one of the important agro- based pursuits with which rural population is associated from ancient times. Sericulture industry provides direct and indirect…Read More

Climate change playing havoc with cotton production in Pakistan and affecting its economy

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article image Heavy rainfall, high temperatures and major pest outbreaks have taken a heavy toll on Pakistan’s cotton growing districts of Punjab and Sindh province this year. The Ministry of Textile Industry has expressed concern over the drop in cotton production by 28 per cent during 2015-16 caused by climate change-induced phenomena. The erratic weather has proved lethal for the production of cotton, one of the country’s key cash crops. Last year was the…Read More

992 scientists engaged to boost industrial production

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article image ISLAMABAD-Engineering Development Board (EDB) has engaged a team of 992 scientists in 308 fields under Industrial Research Programme to address technical issues pertaining to product design and development. The team includes professors, scientists, technologists and researchers (Ph.D and M.Phil) to conduct research and development activities in different fields which cover almost all products related to engineering, applied physics and applied chemistry. Sources at Industries and…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