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November, 2015

  • 2 November

    KP government to provide quality wheat seed to growers

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Irrigation, Mahmood Khan has said that the provincial government under its three-year Insaf Food Security Program will provide free quality seed to wheat growers in the province. He was addressing a function held in connections with distribution of free seed under the auspices of Agriculture Department …

October, 2015

  • 31 October

    زراعت کے لئے لکھئے ۔۔۔۔

    دو ہزار نو کے قریب اس ویب سائٹ بنانے کا خیال آیا، سوچ یہ تھی کہ زراعت کے متعلق معلومات کو ایک جگہ پر اکٹھا کیا جائے، لوگوں کو زراعت کے لئے لکھنے پر مائل اور قائل کیا جائے۔۔۔۔۔۔پاکستان ایگری کلچرل آوٹ لک نامی کتاب کی طرز پر زراعت کے …

  • 31 October

    China: 20% price drop new pomelo crop

    “Guangan City in Sichuan Province is known for its pomelo production. Pomelos from here are sweet flavoured and juicy”, says Hongxing Zou, a local fruit trader. “I grew up in Guangan. Now I am trying my best to help small, local orchards sell their products on the national market. It …

  • 31 October

    2 pound bags fastest growing package in entire pear category

    Nielsen scan data for the most recent 52 weeks shows that two pound pear pouch bags were the fastest growing package in the entire pear category. “The two pound pear pouch bag is revolutionizing consumer purchase behavior and you can see it in the incredible sales performance,” said Steve Lutz, …

  • 31 October

    South African BIG FIVE citrus hits the USA

    After an extended hiatus, Seven Seas has resumed shipments of South African citrus to the U.S. under the BIG FIVE brand and has plans to broaden the program next season. “This is the first time we have received South African citrus in a long time and the fruit has been …

  • 31 October

    Summer with shortages and quality problems European lettuce production

    In Europe, the season for open field cultivation is nearing its end. Dutch lettuce is mainly destined for export, and together with Belgian lettuce, these two countries are major suppliers to Germany. Although in general, good prices were made in the past summer, growers faced quality issues due to the …

  • 26 October

    Rs 1.6 billion urea scam: influential NFL officials given ”safe exit”

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is said to have given “safe exit” to influential officers of National Fertiliser Limited (NFL) and booked the low level employees in imported urea scam amounting to Rs 1.6 billion. A couple of days ago NAB, Lahore arrested nine accused in urea scam on allegations of …

  • 24 October

    Brazil to Encourage Cage-Free Egg Production

    BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) will soon begin working with the poultry industry to encourage cage-free or enriched cage egg production. MAPA’s Coordinator of the Animal Welfare Commission, Lizie Buss, travelled to Scotland recently to learn about the egg production systems in use in Europe. In a statement, Ms …

  • 24 October

    Raw sugar falls

    ICE raw sugar tumbled after hitting an eight-month high on Friday, pressured by a stronger dollar, while arabica coffee hit a one-month low as rain boosted crop prospects in Brazil. Cocoa on ICE Futures US dipped as the rising dollar outweighed news that grindings in Asia, a signal of demand, …

  • 24 October

    Palm oil slides

    Malaysian palm oil futures fell nearly 2 percent on Friday, snapping a three-day winning streak, amid a stronger ringgit and slow demand. But the vegetable oil still posted a second weekly gain, having touched a two-week high in the prior session, largely helped by the weakness in the Malaysian currency …