Maize production increases 3 times on hybrid seeds

Hybrid technology has swell maize production by more than three times since it begins for the crop sowing way back in the 1990s, a top official from the private sector said. The maize crop in Pakistan presents a phenomenal success story, spanning over the past 20 years, spokesman of Crop Life Pakistan, said a part of Brussels-based trade association Crop Life International that promotes agricultural technologies.
Growth in corn production during the last two decades was as high as 320 percent. The provincial agriculture department’s data showed. “We are currently holding 85 percent of the total market share across the two seasons in which maize is cultivated,” Muhammad Afzal, executive director of CropLife Pakistan said, referring to the association’s members.
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