Breeders Developing Extra Resistant Brinjal Varieties

Bt brinjal, a genetically modified eggplant variety, was developed to fight fruit and shoot borer that used to cause colossal crop loss in Bangladesh’s brinjal fields but not anymore. Dr. Md Jahangir Hossain, who coordinates biotech brinjal and late blight-resistant potato project in Bangladesh, told this correspondent that in 2020-21 crop year as many as…

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Farmers Should Prefer BT Cotton for Agriculture

Agriculture experts here advised the growers to prefer the cultivation of BT Cotton varieties along with a 10 percent area of non-BT cotton crops to save them from pest attacks. On Saturday, a spokesman of the agriculture extension department said, that the government had set a target of cultivating 200,000 acres with cotton this year…

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Analysis of COVID-19 Crisis-driven Growth Opportunities in GMO Crops and Seeds Market

The global GMO crops and seeds market is treading a growth path for the dire need to expand crop production globally. Due to the exploding global population, crop production via conventional agriculture is insufficient to fulfill the food needs. This has necessitated alternate means of crop production that are viable and sustainable. To that end,…

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Punjab Issue Schedule for Sowing of Registered BT Cotton Varieties

Agriculture Department Punjab has issued a schedule for sowing of registered cotton varieties and advised farmers to complete sowing of registered Bt cotton varieties from April 1 to May 31. Agriculture spokesman said in a statement here Friday that IUB-13, MNH-886, BS-15, Niab-878, and FH-142 were the registered BT cotton varieties and advised farmers that…

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Agricultural Industry Reform May Help Reduce Pak-China Trade Deficit

Agriculture is the main driving force of Pakistan’s economic growth, and the export of agricultural products is the largest source of Pakistan foreign exchange income. The Chinese government has always encouraged the expansion of trade with Pakistan, hoping to import more goods from Pakistan, especially agricultural products. As a typical agricultural country, Pakistan has a…

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Agricultural Biotechnology: PABIC, FCCU Inaugurate Booklet

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) Friday launched a booklet on the ‘Current Status of Agricultural Biotechnology in Pakistan’ by Dr. Kauser Abdullah Malik and in collaboration with Forman Christian College University (FCCU), seeking an enabling environment for introducing innovative technologies in the agriculture sector. This booklet provides an overview of the development of biotechnology…

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Biotechnology to Help Address Food Security Opposition

The use of biotechnology by Pakistani farmers would not only result in enhanced productivity but would also help address food security challenges being faced by the country, said Punjab Agriculture Minister Hussain Jahania Gardezi. Speaking to members of the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Centre on Friday, he was of the view that biotechnology would resolve food…

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