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Tomato in Pakistan

TOMATO Introduction  Tomato belongs to solanaceae family. It is one of the very popular vegetables in Pakistan. It is widely used in salad as well as for culinary purposes. The popularity of tomato and its products continue to rise as it contains significant amount of vitamin A and C. Trends, …

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Maize in Pakistan

maize is third important cereal after wheat and rice. Maize accounts for 4.8% of the total cropped area and 3.5% of the value of agricultural output. planted on an estimated area of 0.9 million hectare with an annual production of 1.3 million tonnes. The bulk (97%) of the total production …

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Development Of Bt Cotton For Biosafety In Pakistan

The botanical name of Upland (American) cotton is Gossypium hersutum and it belong to family Malvaceae. Amerian cotton is tetraploid specie and chromosome number is 2n=52The word BT mean Bacillus thurngenises. This is an Agro bacterium cause crown gall on cotton plant. BT gene extracted from Agro bacterium and transfer …

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63 new crops varieties developed to enhance yield

The ministry of national food security and research has developed 63 new crops varieties under different projects during the last five years to enhance yield of various crops in the country. These new crops varieties were introduced to farmers with provision of quality basic and certified seed through public sector …

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Decline in Punjab’s cotton crop

DID a newly diagnosed disease stunt the growth of cotton plants in Punjab, or did the farmers leave the plant unattended and vulnerable, causing damage to the crop? This issue is becoming increasingly relevant as the arrival of cotton has reportedly dropped by 25pc and some ginning factories have suspended …

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Project for site-specific cropping model scrapped

SOMETHING seems to be wrong with the government’s agricultural priorities. It is announcing packages worth hundreds of billions of rupees for farmers, while some of its most vital and successful initiatives are teetering on the brink of closure owing to paucity of a few million rupees, without having yielded the …

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Exotic Oilseed Crops are Need of the Time

PAKISTAN IS chronically deficient in edible oil production and domestic production is not enough to meet the requirements for increasing population. From last couple of decades, uncertainty in the production of domestic edible oil has been increased due to certain reasons like native marketing conditions, competition with major cash crops, …

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EDIBLE OIL CROPS – PAKISTAN

Oilseed crops have been grown in this world since time immemorial and are grouped as conventional and non-conventional. The conventional oilseeds include rapeseed/mustard, groundnut, linseed, castor seed, sesamum, while the non-conventional are canola, sunflower, soybean and safflower. Cotton, though a fibre crop is an important source of edible oil in …

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