Agriculture expo from 23 to 24, June 2018

Punjab Agriculture Department will host a two-day International Agri-Expo-2018 starting from June 23 to 24, 2018 at Lahore Expo Centre. Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) sources told APP the expo would help equip an opportunity to international stakeholders to develop their export of agricultural products in Pakistan. The sources said that expo would be an ultimate…

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International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Operations

International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Operations Management Systems is going to be mutually organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and COMSTECH on 08-11 May 2018. The workshop is intended to attain two main objectives; “Raise the capacity of the existing Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) conservation and utilization…

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VEC recommends 32 new maize hybrids/varieties for commercial cultivation

Thirty (30) maize Hybrids, two (2) maize OPVs, one Sorghum, one millet and one oat variety have been endorsed for commercial cultivation in Pakistan by the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Maize, Sorghum, Fodder and Other Cereals in meeting held at Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Headquarter in Islamabad. The National Coordinator (Maize, Sorghum, Fodder…

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PARC furnish 14 seed varieties for assent

ISLAMABAD – The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) on Oil Seed and Sugarcane has presented 14 varieties for approval to enhance the per acre sugarcane output as well as oilseed to reduce the huge import bill of the commodity.The varieties furnish at Pakistan Agricultural Research Council included canola, rapeseed and…

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Pakistani media needs to highlight sustainable innovations in Agriculture Sector.

The Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol (PR&P) of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) organize an Exposure Visit of Electronic and Print Media Group focus to familiarize the media about agri-research and evolution activities being carried at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad to circulate further these R&D activities/new Innovations /technologies and information among stakeholders…

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National Agriculture Research Center initiate a gene bank

National Agriculture Research Center has inaugurated a gene bank comprising over 36,000 germplasm of different crops to originate seed varieties to elevate per-acre crop output in the country, said Director General National Agriculture Research Center Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali. https://www.urdupoint.com/en/agriculture/national-agriculture-research-center-introdu-306699.html

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Pakistani University organized a conference to learn from Chinese experience on tissue culture techniques

On 24 March 2018 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (Multan) organized the conference here for Pakistani scientist to learn from Chinese experience to intensify fruits and vegetable yield via grafting of vegetable plants. Chinese experts Prof. Bie Zhi long, Prof.Wen Wu Guo and Prof. Shuangzia Jin presented their work related to modern tissue culture…

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Corn hybrid seeds: Pakistan set to become self-sustaining

In what would be a major boost to the food security of the country, Pakistan is poised to become self-sufficient in the production of corn hybrid seeds. Local seed companies have exceeded foreign competitors in research and development, producing highest-yielding corn varieties, claimed a Pakistan official. Local scientists of national companies associated with the Seed…

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Advancement of Rice Seed Business in Pakistan Variety Evaluation Committee (PVEC) Meeting on Rice held at PARC Hqrs

Dr. Muhammad   Anjum Ali, Member Plant Sciences Division, said that the role of quality seed for the productivity and profitability of farmers and appreciated the role of seed companies for making efforts to upgrade the potential of rice hybrids in Pakistan. Afterwards under the provision of Seed Rules 2016, the standard operating procedures for the…

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