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Oilseed crops in Pakistan

Edible oil is one of the important commodities of everyday use. Pakistan has been constantly and chronically deficient in its production and it is very difficult to meet the edible oil requirement of ever increasing population of Pakistan. About 70% of the domestic requirements are met through imports and its …

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Aeroponic Technology: Farming in air

With the passage of time, under developing countries like Pakistan population is rising terrifically. Due to urbanization and mismanagement of natural resources, it has become a difficult task for agri-scientists to fulfill the food demand of the rising population. Due to the urbanization and industrialization, the agricultural lands are shrinking …

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Safflower production practices in Pakistan

Introduction Safflower was introduced as oilseed crop in Pakistan in 1960. It is mainly cultivated in Sindh and Baluchistan Provinces. During 1997-98, total area under this crop was 1594 ha with production of 1129 tones. Safflower research work was started in 1976 at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad. Being drought …

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Gram, a Major Pulse Crop in Pakistan

Gram is a major Rabi pulse crop in Pakistan. It is grown in areas after rain and floods. It is a short duration crop and can be grown between September and November. The best time for sowing is the second week of October. Being a leguminous crop it is well …

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Banana Marketing

Bananas, being popular and cheap, are cultivated throughout the year. The fruit is economical and hygienic, as the thick covering provides protection against bacteria and contamination. Its nutritional value is high with a rare combination of energy value, tissue-building elements, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The easily assimilable sugar makes it …

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Millet

INTRODUCTION: Pearl Millet is an important coarse grain crop in Pakistan specially in areas where drought is common, despite its economic importance this crop has received little attention compared with wheat, rice and maize. It is grown in most districts south of latitude 34 0N, but is particularly important in: Gujrat, …

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Linseed : Insect pests and diseases

Generally, no serious insect attack has been observed on this crop. In rare cases the crop may be attacked by the capsule borer (Heliothis spp.), which can cause considerable loss in yield. But the pest can easily be controlled by spraying with the insecticide Pay-off (100 EC) at the rate …

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