Pakistan Agriculture Research Council working on food security in Thar

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is working to ensure food security in Thar desert said by PARC Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem. He added that PARC has cultivated various kinds of fruits, vegetables, and fodder crops to promote the agriculture sector and create livelihood opportunities for the locals of Thar. PARC is also working…

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday approved the first-ever food security policy for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, consisting of short, medium, and long terms planning. Short term, medium term, and long term plans have been devised to ensure implementation of the policy. CM directs the planning dept to arrange funding for enforcement of the action plan….

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KP’s inaugural food policy basis on agriculture, job creation

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday approved the first-ever food security policy for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, consisting of short, medium, and long terms planning. Short term, medium term, and long term plans have been devised to ensure implementation of the policy. CM directs the planning dept to arrange funding for enforcement of the action plan….

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Biotech cotton key to eradicate devastating pest from US and Mexico

The study revealed that the eradication program saved U.S. cotton grower’s $192 million from 2014 to 2019. The proteins in Bt cotton kill pink bollworm and other caterpillar pests but are harmless to people and most beneficial insects. Although Bt cotton kills essentially 100% of susceptible pink bollworm caterpillars, the pest rapidly evolved resistance to…

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PARC introduces improved fodder crops hybrid varieties

A meeting of the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) for a recommendation of newly developed crop fodder varieties, was held at Pakistan Agriculture Research Council. After a thorough evaluation, the committee approved seed varieties of 55 Maize hybrid (3-29% yield potential) out of 74 for general cultivation. Dr. Azeem Khan, Chairman PARC remarked that Maize is…

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PARC recommends new banana varieties NIGAB-1 and NIGAB-2 for commercial cultivation in Pakistan

A meeting of the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on the recommendation of newly grow potato and banana varieties were held at Pakistan Agriculture Research Council. The meeting was conducted over by Chairman PARC, Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, approved general cultivation of six and two varieties of potato and banana respectively. New Banana varieties NIGAB-1 and…

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Nearly 4,000 hybrid rice varieties grown in China

Agronomists have planted about 4,000 rice varieties in a hybrid experimental rice base in the southwest to acquire the ideal seeds for large-scale plantation. The hybrid rice science park 9,087 square meters for the first phase of construction, along with 133.33 hectares of outdoor farmland. This year, nearly 4,000 rice varieties, each with 50 to…

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Pakistan to Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to Produce Two Million Disease-Resistant Potato Tubers Using Tissue Culture Technology. Tissue culture technology is being broadly used for large-scale plant multiplication and gives a science-based solution for plant propagation, disease elimination, and plant improvement said Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan during an agreement signing…

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