High-yield garlic variety developed in Pakistan

A new garlic variety developed at the National Agricultural Research Centre (Narc) has yielded 24 tonnes per hectare — the highest ever produced in the country as compared to other garlic cultivars grown locally. Developed variety called Narc-G1 has been recorded approximately 185.43 grams as compared to the local ‘Lehson Gulab’ which is only 35.45…

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One-Day Lecture of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary on “An Institution Par Excellence, and Example of our work on plant Based Research”

One-Day Lecture of “An Institution Par Excellence, and Example of our work on plant Based Research” was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized by the Natural Sciences. The Director “Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) ICCBS, University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary delivered the extensive lecture. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary director…

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Six times higher yield in Hydroponic cultivation

The Hydroponic Trial and Demonstration Center opened by Agrico, Qafco and Yara International in 2019 has achieved six times higher yield than the average productivity in Qatar and 50% higher than the best Qatari farmers could achieve by using the similar technologies. The quality of the facilities and the materials used in cultivation, associate with…

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New (GM) cowpea was approved in Nigeria.

Nigeria has approval a new GM cowpea verity, named Sampea 20-T, and carries a microbial insecticidal gene from a bacterium. The new variety carries a microbial insecticidal gene making it resistant to a major pest that affects this crop. It was developed by an international team, led by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation in collaboration…

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PABIC Organized Essay and Posters Competition, 2019 entitled: “Sustainable agriculture in 21 century: Use of Modern Technologies such as CRISPR and Artificial Intelligence for Increased Production and Environmental Protection”

Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC) (www.pabic.com.pk), a member of global family of BICs (Biotechnology information centers), was established in January 2006. Since then the PABIC is engaged at different levels to promote the judicious applications of biotechnology for the welfare and development of the country. In order to raise awareness among the young scholars about…

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