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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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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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