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Time for innovative crop policy

THE Federal Committee on Agriculture does not appear to be innovative in setting crop targets and encouraging crop diversification. It has fixed the same wheat target yet again despite a completely changed market dynamic that has seen international prices crash and domestic stocks piling up, resulting in a glut. Everyone …

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Wheat Growth and Development

WHEAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT The ten major growth stages that the wheat plant progresses through during its life cycle are all familiar to farmers: Germination, imbibition, radilce and coleoptile emerge Seedling Tillering Stem elongation or Jointing Booting Heading Flowering or Anthesis Milk Dough Ripening     The Wheat Kernel   The …

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Wheat Growth staging systems

Growth staging systems A number of staging systems have evolved for describing wheat development. The Zadoks system, which is becoming the most universally accepted, will be described in detail. In addition, the Haun and the Feekes-Large staging systems will be introduced. The Zadoks system applies to any small grain and …

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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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