Tag: yields

Exogenous application of silicon enhances crop yields in salt-affected soils

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Soil salinity poses a serious threat for agriculture industry steeply decreasing cultivated area every year all over the world. Pakistan is situated in arid to semi-arid climate having high temperature and a low rainfall accumulating salts at the surface and sub-surface soils causing salinization. Salt affected area in Pakistan is more than7 mha and about […]…Read More

Fertilizers use can boost agriculture yields

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: By use of proportionate fertilizers, the productivity of crop can be increased about fifty per cent and model in this respect has been prepared by the Agriculture University Faisalabad which have been designed for all districts of Punjab keeping in view the soil condition of each district.These models have been prepared after a detailed research by the agriculture researchers Dr. Abdul Majeed, Dr Abdul Rasheed and their teams. "USAID and ICARDA have provided…Read More

Farm technologies can boost crop yields by 67pc

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan, which has an agrarian economy, is not equipped to adapt to climate change because of its low technological and resource base. The increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. "The use of agricultural technologies and practices can most significantly reduce food prices and food…Read More

Investment in seeds market to boost farm yields

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan’s agriculture seed market is worth almost $1500 million and it has huge potential and opportunities for investors. DG Federal Seed Certification and Registration, Syed Muhammad Nasir Ali expressed these views while recently talking to media. He said that investment in agriculture seed and supply of certified seed was important not only to boost agriculture sector but also overall economy of the country. He said the value of seed produced in Pakistan…Read More

Enhanced farm yields stressed to h and le food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Food insecurity is badly affecting 60 per cent of Pakistan’s population, however, the agriculture scientists need to take effective initiatives to ensure increase in per acre yield. University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said this while talking to media. He urged the agricultural scientists to help increase food production to feed the rapidly growing population. The world’s population would reach nine billion by the year 2050, which would…Read More

Technology transfer to farmers to boost farm yields

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Technologies developed by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) must reach farmers to help them enhance crop production by utilizing modern techniques as the country is constantly facing decline in the farm yield. "Farmers can contribute positively to the economy and for ensuring food security if they are provided the technologies developed by the PARC scientists," said Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Bosan during…Read More

Farm research should reach farmers to boost yields

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad has said that mostly technical and scientific knowledge remains in shelves that should reach farmers’ doors step to help increase their crop production and thus improve their livelihoods.He said this while speaking as chief guest at the recently concluded 5-day workshop at NARC.This workshop can be one of the instruments to develop mechanism for accessible information for extension workers and farmers.…Read More

PARC to ensure new strategy to boost yields

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, has said that the work plans devised and implementation strategies in due consultations with all the stakeholders to ensure boost in yield productions to be adopted and will have a positive on impact on Pakistan agriculture.He said this while addressing the concluding session of a two-day International Agricultural Innovation Programme (AIP) Inception Workshop organized by the ARC in collaboration with USAID,…Read More

Sindh villagers witness decline in farms yields

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STAFF REPORT THATTA: The area of Kharo Chan is witnessing a steep decline in the crops production as the salty sea water has started rising in the region following the sweet water of Indus River going down especially after the construction of Kotri Barrage.Nearly 300 families living in Kharo Chan village have bitter memories to share. Allah Din, a farmer, said, "There was a time when the area was lush green and fertile. For nearly 150 years this area fed all of Sindh with its record rice…Read More