Growing Waling-Waling Using the Tissue Culture Method

When growing ornamental plants, gardeners often take the natural route by growing plants from cuttings or seeds. All it takes is combining science with horticulture, and you’ve got the tissue culture method. Dominic Albis Galimba, a plant tissue culture expert, uses this method to grow the Philippine endemic orchid, waling-waling. “Through plant tissue culture, we can grow and conserve without taking the…

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Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Programme to Revolutionize Agri, Livestock Sectors

The federal minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam, Monday, said that encouraging the agriculture sector for quality production and value addition was an important pillar of our national strategy. Realizing the potential of agriculture and taking cognizance of the challenges related to agriculture, the present government has introduced “Prime Minister Agriculture…

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Pakistan Seeks Cooperation with China to Develop Agricultural Sector, Enhance Food Security

As the agricultural sector of Pakistan is the backbone of the national economy, the country’s officials and experts believe that the enhanced cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can greatly help Pakistan modernize the sector, ensure food security and improve local people’s livelihood. Pakistan can seek Chinese help in improving production technology and product…

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Farmers told to Complete Sowing of Cotton by 31st

MULTAN – Agriculture experts have advised farmers to complete cotton sowing by May 31 and use only registered seed varieties to get good production results. The spokesman, however, added that farmers should select varieties out of the registered varieties available in accordance with local weather and soil conditions. A fur-free seed with a germination strength…

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Innovative Collaboration Leads to New Insights into Tuberculosis Immune Response

New research using human lung samples and three-dimensional bioengineering techniques to replicate the lung environment has revealed the important role of a subset of immune cells in the lung in fighting tuberculosis. The cells, called T Helper 17 cells or Th17, are important in animal models of TB but are rarely detected in humans’ blood,…

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Opportunities Exist to Uplift Agriculture Sector

FAISALABAD: There are ample opportunities for University of Agriculture Faisalabad scientists to uplift country’s agriculture and livestock sector, thanks to highly qualified faculty and existing research facilities, said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Asif Tanveer. He was talking as chief guest at a function organized by the VC Secretariat in connection with the successful completion of…

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CPEC Significantly Improved Pakistan’s Infrastructure, Power Sector

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has showed maturity and stability of already deep high level friendship between Pakistan and China and since its launch, the flagship project has significantly improved Pakistan‘s infrastructure and power sector. “Along with these developments, human interaction between Pakistanis and Chinese has also increased, which is proving to be very helpful for people to understand each…

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First Potato Tissue Culture Lab in East and Central Africa Commissioned in Uganda

Rebecca Kadaga, was Thursday commissioned the first-ever Irish Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in East and Central Africa. Started 20 years ago, AGT was the first Ugandan tissue culture initiative to scale up and commercialize, transforming into the biggest tissue culture laboratory in East and Central Africa. AGT has also set up 500 demonstration plots throughout…

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