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Production Technology of Cereal Crops

Wheat Technical name                   Triticum aestivum L. Varities                               Inquilab-91, Uqab-2000, Iqbal-2000, MH-97, Chakwal-86. Seed Rate                           40-50 kg/ acre Sowing Time                      Nov-15 Nov(Best time) but may upto 15 December. Harvesting Time                 Mid April.

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Pakistan Rice Export Overview

  Pakistan’s MY 2001/02 rice production is forecast at 4.5 MMT-a decline of 200,000 MT from the revised MY 2000/01 production of 4.7 MMT (based on final production figures from Punjab). Of the major varieties, IRRI production is forecast to decline to 2.4 MMT (down 150,000 MT from last year …

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Causes of Sugar Industry’s Sickness

  Sugar Industry is an agro-based industry which provides employment to the landless rural population and has a great impact on the economy of the country The three principal buy-products of a sugar industry are bagasses, molasses and press cake which alone constitute about 40 per cent of the weight …

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Rice Production in Pakistan

Rice crop is of great economic importance for Pakistan, as it is second staple food after wheat, and is second to cotton as foreign exchange earner In 1997-98, Pakistan exported rice worth over US$550 million and there is a great potential of increasing foreign exchange earnings badly needed for the …

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Maize: cereal with a variety of uses

MAIZE ranks third most grown crop in the world with an area of more than 118 million hectares with an annual production of about 600 million metric tones. In Pakistan, maize is the fourth largest grown crop after wheat, cotton and rice. The area under maize here is over one …

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