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Hybrid rice scientists from China arrives to train 30 local scientists

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A group of Chinese agriculture experts, comprising 12 hybrid rice scientists, arrived to train local scientist and farmers on hybrid rice cultivation technologies to improve per acre crop productivity. About 30 Pakistani agriculture scientists, selected from all the four provinces will be trained by Chinese scientists and provincial field extension departments on hybrid rice cultivation. […]…Read More

Hybrid rice research center inaugurated at ICCBS, UOK

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Professor Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, the vice chancellor of the University of Karachi inaugurated Sino-Pakistan Hybrid Rice Research Centre (SPHRRC) at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), KU. The center was set up with an investment of Rs150 million. The research center is installed with innovative research facilities such as NMR spectroscopes, […]…Read More

Pakistan, China collaborated for new variety of rice

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A delegation of Chinese officials and Pakistani scientists discussed the development of production of a new variety of rice at the University of Karachi (UoK) at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). Prof Dr. Cheng Shihua, Director General China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) of Hangzhou – China with 6-member in a […]…Read More

New techniques for rice cultivation with small amount of water

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A group of scientists has discovered a new technique for the agriculture improvement in Pakistan as they have introduced a method to grow more rice plants consuming less amount of water. Secretary of Punjab Agriculture Muhammad Mehmood stated that Pakistani scientists has potential to prove themselves by doing demanding work. The Secretary quoted that this […]…Read More

Rice-Fish Culture: Way forward to Sustainable Future

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article image Combined cultivation of rice and fish is recognized as paddy-cum- fish culture or rizipisci-culture. This method is as old as rice cultivation itself. However, most people of developing countries are not well aware on this culture. History It is said that fish culture in rice fields was launch into South-East Asia from India about 1500 years ago, where presently it is the best developed, around 1900 this type of fish culture was begun in Madagascar…Read More

Pakistan eyes $2 billion through rice exports

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article image KARACHI: Pakistan is estimated to export 4.5 million tons of rice, fetching approximately $2.0 billion for the year 2016/17 as experts pin hopes on higher hybrid production as well as pro-agriculture and pro-export measures announced by the government. The office of Global Analysis USDA has raised Pakistan’s exports forecast by 0.1 million tons to 4.5 million tons on a stronger pace of trade. USDA projects around 20 percent larger purchases by Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan from…Read More

VEC recommends 14 new rice hybrids

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Rice of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended 14 new rice hybrids to the National Seed Council for their commercial cultivation in the country. According to details, some of the recommended hybrids have yielded up to 106 maunds per acre. PARC Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad said that with the addition of new recommended hybrids in the national system of the country there would be a significant…Read More