12 hybrid rice varieties to be available from July

The new varieties were endorsed by the Variety Evaluation Committee of Pakistan Agriculture Council (Parc) after reviewing twenty-six proposals. Research on these varieties was carried out at the rice research laboratory of the National Agriculture Research Centre. A senior official of NARC said that the new hybrids of rice can now be imported from China….

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Biotech in Pakistan reached an all-time high in 2017

According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), Pakistan has achieved a 96 percent adoption rate of Bt cotton, or 3 million hectares of the national total area planted to cotton which was 3.11 million hectares. Around 725,000 smallholder cotton farmers in Pakistan planted and benefitted from Bt cotton in 2017. It…

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Sino-Pak conference on cotton from 26th

‘Innovation in Cotton and Biotechnology’ a two-day Sino-Pak international conference will start on November 26 at Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA). Institute of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology in collaboration with Biotechnology Research Institute China, Bahauddin Zakariya University and Punjab government would organize the conference. MNSUA would welcome scientists from China, USA, Iran, Uzbekistan,…

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Sino-Pak hybrid rice research center opened in China

University of Karachi’s (KU) International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) in joint effort with the China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) recently inaugurated SINO-Pak Hybrid Rice Research Center (SPHRRC) in China. Senior professor of (ICCBS), Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairman higher education commission and federal minister for science and technology, and Dr. Peisong…

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New variety of hybrid wheat seeds successfully developed

Agriculture scientists of the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) in alliance with Australian and the United Kingdom scientists managed to develop hybrid wheat seeds successfully and these seeds would be put on display in March-2019. Director Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC)-MNSUA, Dr. Zulfiqar told to APP. The joint venture programme was…

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Rice, sugarcane production expand in current season:Federal Committee on Agriculture

Cultivation and production targets of sugarcane and rice were achieved, whereas the production of these crops had surpassed set targets for the season 2018-19. Stated   Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA)The committee met with Federal Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai in the chair and reviewed the output of Kharif…

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