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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

Rice-Fish Culture and its management techniques

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article image RICE-FISH CULTURE means growing of rice crop and fish together at the same time on the same piece of land. In rice-fish farming, farmers introduce another crop in the rice field and that crop is small fish. It also includes the growing of fish and rice one after another or growing simultaneously side by side in different compartments by using the same water. This technique seems to be good for both rice and fish. In this technique, fish lives in dense rice plants and in turn fish provide…Read More

Engro trains farmers on advanced rice-wheat farming techniques

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The public and private sector agriculture enterprises a apart from focusing on innovation, RandD must also stress on imparting technical trainings at ground level intended for farmers in order to equip them with necessary skills mandatory for adapting technologies in the farms for improving the agriculture yields. Engro Foundation along with Engro Eximp Agri products held a highly informative and enriching System Productivity Innovative Rice Trainings’ project. The…Read More

PARC introduces 11 new rice varieties

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article image Staff Report ISb: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recently introduced 11 new high-yielding rice varieties. These new rice varieties include seven hybrid and four open-pollinated seed for cultivation in various ecologies. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Masood, Chairman of Member Plant Sciences Division presided the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on rice that was held at PARC headquarters. 11 varieties got approved and eight were rejected due Bacterial leaf Blight…Read More

PARC introduces 11 new rice varieties

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article image Staff Report ISD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recently introduced 11 new high-yielding rice varieties.These new rice varieties include seven hybrid and four open-pollinated seed for cultivation in various ecologies. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Masood, Chairman of Member Plant Sciences Division presided the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on rice that was held at PARC headquarters. 11 varieties got approved and eight were rejected due Bacterial leaf Blight disease…Read More

Rice-wheat cropping system issues and possible solutions

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RICE-WHEAT cropping system occupies over 24 Mha cropped area in Asia with 13.5 Mha area in South and fulfill need of millions of people. There are several conflicts in this production system such as time of sowing, edaphic, and labour etc. The farmers of rice-wheat zone mainly grow basmati rice, which matures late and delays the paddy harvest and planting of subsequent wheat crop. This late harvest of paddy and management of rice residues are the major hindrances in the seedbed preparation…Read More