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Pakistan considering GMOs import to increase yield

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Pakistan is seeing biotech crops for increased yield, more revenue by exporting excess produce but also to safeguard food security of growing population that was prone to potential adverse effects of climate change, said an official. “Government of Pakistan needs biotechnology and other modern methods to enhance farm production far more than self-sufficiency,” said Dr. […]…Read More

Pakistan agriculture need advanced agri yield regulatory authority

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Pakistan needs self-regulating, science-based, clear, and expectable regulatory authority to empower farmers with modern and advanced agricultural technologies to reap benefits for sustainable productivity in the country. The evidence of efforts from government’s commitment towards promoting biotech crop solutions is establishment of over 30 biotechnology research institutions. A regulatory environment is yet needed for companies […]…Read More

Water shortage matters for agricultural yield

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The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) stressed that frequent water shortage and related susceptibility of the people should be adequately addressed. We are dependent on agriculture for survival and the Indus River merits the imperative attention from authorities, it said. Unnecessary misuse of water resources in the name of economy should […]…Read More

Pakistan to adopt modern farming to increase yield

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The government should encourage and ease the farming community to adopt modern technologies to avoid post-harvest losses and increase agriculture production. Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Abdul Basit said. The suffering of agriculture is due to numerous multiple reasons, said in a statement, the LCCI president. He stressed the need for increasing the […]…Read More

Silicon can increase the crop yield by bounding the cadmium

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article image THE BACK bone of the most developing countries is considered as Agriculture. It contributes about 60-80 percent of GDP of a country. It is the basic source of foreign exchange for a country. Agriculture is not only the source of food for human beings but also a fodder source for animals. Most of the population in the whole world lives on diet based on one or more of the staple foods like, rice, wheat, maize, millet and sorghum etc. Wheat, rice and maize contributes about two-third of…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image COTTON (GOSSYPIUMHIRSUTUM) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds. The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or lints’ of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image Cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genusGossypiumin the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or 'lints' of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed sheets…Read More

Climate variability – a major cause of low yield of Wheat

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article image UNPRECEDENTED VARIABILITY of climate is posing serious threats to crop production in Pakistan. An important example of such problem is unexpected early summer rainfall at harvesting of wheat crop since last few years. During current season, hailstorms were accompanied by torrential rainfalls at different growth stages of wheat for 2-3 times in different regions of the country. During wheat season 2014-15, we are facing 5-10 Mds reduction in grain yield per acre in different regions of…Read More

Mulching-an efficient way to boost Rosa centifolia yield

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article image Rosa centifolia is a nontraditional high value crop in Pakistan. Its demand and area is increasing every year because it can produce flowers throughout the year including summer season and used for extraction of essential oil, making rose water, jam and eye drops. The increasing demand has built pressure on farmers and researches to find new ways for increasing its good quality yield. Previously work has done in the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, to develop a protocol…Read More

Effects of deficit water on yield and quality of cotton

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article image Cotton is a major fiber crop grown in Pakistan. It is mainly grown in Sindh and Punjab provinces where the temperature is high in most of the areas. Cotton is multipurpose crop; and the fiber is the most important product regarding utilization. It is also a big source of many by-products e.g. cotton seed oil contributes about 82 per cent to the total oil production in Pakistan. Cottonseed cake is nutritious feed for milch animals. In cotton seed 20 per cent oil and 25 per cent protein is…Read More