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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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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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