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PARC recommends 8 new maize varieties

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article image Staff Report ISB: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended as many as 8 high yielding maize varieties for cultivation in several environmental conditions. A total of 11 new varieties were presented before Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) which was chaired by Dr. Shahid Masood, Member Plant Sciences Division, PARC. The evaluation committee examined the varieties and approved 8 varieties which will be forwarded to seed council for final approval. The approved…Read More

PARC recommends 8 new maize varieties

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article image Staff Report ISB: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended as many as 8 high yielding maize varieties for cultivation in several environmental conditions. A total of 11 new varieties were presented before Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) which was chaired by Dr. Shahid Masood, Member Plant Sciences Division, PARC. The evaluation committee examined the varieties and approved 8 varieties which will be forwarded to seed council for final approval. The approved…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

PARC unveils 11 news high-yielding rice varieties

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The PARC HAS approved eleven new high-yielding rice varieties including seven hybrid and four Open-Pollinated (OP) seed for cultivation in various ecologies. The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Rice was held here at PARC headquarters under the chairmanship of Member Plant Sciences Division, Dr. Muhammad Shahid Masood. In total nineteen rice varieties were presented before the VEC including 14 hybrid and 5 OP varieties, out of which 11 were approved and 8…Read More

PARC unveils 4 new rust-resistant wheat varieties

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STAFF REPORT ISB: PARC has released four new rust resistant wheat varieties including a bio-fortified variety having 50 percent zinc contents. The bio-fortified variety is first-ever such introduction in the list of recommended varieties for farmers’ choice in any agro-ecology, Chairman PARC Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) Dr Shahid Masood said at a meeting. He said all these varieties were resistant to different types of rusts, which have been one of the major biotic threats to…Read More

Scientists awarded for new groundnut, canola varieties

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The PARC has given away recognition certificates and cash awards to the agricultural scientists who introduced new varieties of groundnuts and canola with promising results. Chairman PARC, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad presented the certificates and cash awards of Rs.150,000 each to Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) Groundnut, Malik Shah Nawaz and PSO Oil Seed Programme (NARC) Dr. Abdul Rashid for introducing new varieties of groundnut and canola respectively. PSO…Read More

PARC successfully develops white maize varieties

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In a major development, PARC has developed white maize varieties. Scientists design pathway to take the maize germplasm to the clients for boost up production of maize in the country on large scale. The Council with the help of National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) was able to reach farmers in the country. PARC Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad at a two-day national maize workshop Annual Progress Review under Agricultural Innovation Programme (AIP) for Pakistan’ said,…Read More

Commercialisation of 30 GM cotton, corn varieties against rules

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The federal government has approved over 30 varieties of genetically modified (GM) cotton and corn/maize seeds for commercialisation and field test purposes, which is in violation of the rules and quality standards. The approved varieties of Bt cotton seeds contain such low levels of poison that not only do not kill pests that destroy crop production but also build resistance in worms, impacting biodiversity and human health. Laboratory test results show that the…Read More