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Farmers stage sit-in outside sugar mills over low cane rate

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article image STAFF REPORT HYDERABAD: Growers have recently staged a sit-in outside Faran Sugar Mills in Tando Mohammad Khan here to protest non-payment of sugarcane price of Rs182 per 40kg as notified by the Sindh government. They demanded of the government to implement its notification in letter and spirit. The sit-in was attended by around 250 growers from different parts of lower Sindh. PPP MNA Nawab Yusuf Talpur, Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) President Abdul Majeed Nizamani and Sindh…Read More

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CPF-248 – fresh and medium maturing cane variety

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article image CANE BREEDING programme based purely on noble canes that give rise to varieties with many good qualities, however, an organized breeding programme is the basic tool to enhance the yield of both cane and sugar production in Pakistan. Cane production provides not only raw material to the sugar industries in the homeland but it also helps to fortify the economic status of the farmers. From production point of view, it is a vigorous precursor that progressive farmers are taking ardent interest to…Read More

Growers, millers reject cane support price

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The recently announced sugarcane support price has created a wave of uncertainty among farmers and sugar millers across Punjab as the former believe that the price will not even cover their cost of production and the latter consider it higher that will push sugar prices in the market.The Punjab Cane Commissioner Captain Usman had set the support price at Rs170 per 40 kg this year, an increase of Rs20 or around 13% compared to previous year’s price of Rs150 per 40 kg.Farmer…Read More

Eying bumper cotton, cane crops

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article image By Mohiuddin AazimPAKISTAN IS expecting a bumper cotton and sugarcane crop this year - thanks to a larger area under cane cultivation and a projected rise in per acre yield of cotton.Rainfall from mid July till now have also somewhat mitigated fears of far below average monsoon rains and the country looks set to meet rice production target of 6.9 million tons.Officials of provincial agricultural departments say that information reaching them from paddy fields indicates that output of Basmati and…Read More

Delayed cane crushing hitting farmers hard

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The inordinate delay in cane crushing has left the growers in a quandary. Long queues of tractor trolleys and trucks can be seen outside sugar mills in various districts of Sindh which have started crushing and this process would take too many days to offload the cane at these mills.Growers were expecting that timely cane crushing would relieve them of financial constraints and enable them to sow Rabi crops mainly wheat after harvesting cane. But contrary to their expectations…Read More