Disease resistant cotton varieties developed by Pakistani Scientists

Agriculture scientists have developed low water consuming and disease resistant cotton varieties, said by the Director Cotton, Dr. Saghir Ahmed in Board Meeting of the Cotton Research and Development. Dr. Ahmed further informed that research on weeds resistant varieties was underway and these varieties would include in the National Varietal Trial this year. He added…

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Benefits of GM maize technology showcased

Crop Life Pakistan Association proclaimed the Value Assessment trial of Genetically Modified (GM) maize seed technology. The event was to exhibit benefits of biotechnology and allocates relevant stakeholders with an opportunity to observe first-hand the performance of the GM maize hybrids in the field. The event emphasized the importance of cultivating GM maize in Pakistan,…

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US to help Pakistan introduce genetically-engineered corn

The Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that future collaborative projects between the US and Pakistan include using American soybean feed in poultry, fish farming, and dairy industries, introducing genetically-engineered maize and working with various government departments to evolve uniform food safety standards. “Approval of genetically-engineered maize is…

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Cotton to be cultivated in 1.875mn acres in Bahawalpur

Cotton will be cultivated in an area of 1.875 million acres in Bahawalpur division. Announce by The Director General Agriculture (Extension) Punajb Dr. Muhammad Anjum Ali Buttar in the meeting of “review cotton crop cultivation” also officers of the Agriculture Department from Bahawalpur division attended this meeting. He said that farmers must be informed about…

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Pakistan used Hydroponic technique to enhance vegetables, fruits production

The country can grow vegetables and fruits fabrication by 20 times by adopting modern agricultural technique ‘hydroponic’. This was stated by agricultural experts at the inauguration of the hydroponic greenhouse, arranged by the Water Management Research Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf inaugurated the hydroponics. Original Link:https://www.pakissan.com/2019/05/04/hydroponic-technique-may-help-enhance-vegetables-fruits-production/

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Nigeria approves two GMO cotton Varieties

Nigeria ratifies two genetically modified heterogeneity of cotton.  The strains were modified by the Institute of Agricultural Research at the Ahmadu Bello University in the northern city of Zaria in collaboration with privately owned Mayco Nigeria Ltd. to include a gene that makes it pest resistant, according to Rose Gidado, assistant director at the Abuja-based National…

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“Naroban5” pest, disease resistant bananas

“Naroban5” crops were launch at the ministry’s department of crop inspection and certification office at Namalere Kawanda, in Wakiso district. A banana breeder with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), said Naroban5 tastes and looks as good as traditional heterogeneity. Dr. Rabooni Tumuhimbise noted that the banana type is resistant to key banana diseases and…

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