Organic cotton production rises 56% and reaches eight-year high

Increase in organic cotton production has reached eight-year-high in the past eight years. According to the 2019 Organic Cotton Market Report, by the non-profit organization Textile Exchange. In total, 180,971 metric tons were produced in the last campaign, the largest volume since the beginning of the economic crisis. In fact, although cotton is grown organically…

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UAF Introduces Low Cost, Environmental Friendly Fertilizer

University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) scientists have introduced environment friendly and low cost vemi composite organic fertilizer that will not only grow soil prolificacy but also help minimize the dependency over high cost imported chemical fertilizer, said UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf. He was addressing International Seminar/ workshop “vermi- fertilizer: A potential source of…

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New hybrid maize seeds approved

The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has approved 12 new hybrid maize varieties for cultivation across the country. The approval was given at the 7th meeting of the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on maize, sorghum, millet and fodder crops, with PARC Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan in the chair. Yield potential of the approved varieties…

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Direct rice seeding technology introduced

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has inaugurate the Direct Rice Seeding Technology (DRST) with 36 per cent water saving and Rs 20,000 per acre expenditures. Due to this technology, farmers can obtain 30 per cent extra yield. This was told by the speakers on the Farmers Day at Chak Bandi Rajoa Sadaat. Dr Ashraf said…

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Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) Organized Half-Day Seminar Entitled, “Slow Pace of Agricultural Biotechnology Adaptability: An Analysis and Way Forward” in Collaboration with University of Agriculture Faisalabad

The government has allocated record Rs287 billion for the agriculture sector to take it into mainstream economy said by Mr. Muhammad Ayub, the Regional Secretary, Food Security and Research and Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Council . He said special focus is being paid to improve the sector and address the problems of the farmers. He…

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Kenya Closer to Giving Long-Awaited GMO Cotton a Green Light

Kenya is closing in on commercialising Bt cotton, a high-yielding, genetically modified cotton varieties resistant to the notorious ball worm pests. The crop has undergone two successful seasons of national trials to determine which varieties are suitable for which ecological zones. The outcome has been impressive, biotech researchers say. Dr Charles Waturu, the principal researcher…

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Half-day activity with stake holders and media in various cities of Pakistan (Khairpure)

Half day seminar entitled, “AGRI-BIODIVERSITY: ROLE OF POLLINATORS” was organized by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) in collaboration with department of botany/date palm research institute, Shah Abdul Latif University of  khairpur on 26th October 2019.   Seminar was started by the recitation of Holy Qur’an and welcome address by Dr. Ameer Ahmed Mirbahar Date Palm…

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China, Pakistan join hands to develop cotton industry

The third Sino-Pak International Conference on revolution in Cotton Breeding & Biotechnology concluded in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with a number of recommendations giving boost to cotton industry under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).The conference attracted over 100 experts and scholars on cotton field. They made communication and discussions on related aspects, such as,…

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