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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PARC Recommends 07 New Rice Verities For Commercial Cultivation In Pakistan

The Variety Evaluation Committee of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) approved 07 new rice verities for commercial cultivation across the crop sowing areas of the country. The Committee which met with Chairman PARC in the Chair debate the characteristics of different verities of rice seeds for commercial cultivation and their impact on per-acre yield. The…

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Global Status of Commercialized GM/Biotech Crops: 2018 in Pakistan and other countries

According to Global Status of Commercialized GM/Biotech Crops: 2018 between the Biotech countries in the Asia and Pacific region Pakistan has followed (2.8 million hectares cotton). While public acceptance of clean and hazard free production of biotech eggplant motivated more farmers in Pakistan. On the 23rd year of commercialization of biotech/GM crops in 2018, 26…

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Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Potato recommended 11 new varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan

The Variety Evaluation Committee of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommends 11 new potato varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan.The committee met at Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) with Chairman PARC Muhammad Ayub Chaudhry in the chair and accorded the approval of the verities for commercial cultivation.Twenty four potato varieties were presented before the committee for approval, out of which 11…

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Pakistan, Chinese researchers on the brink of hybrid rice breakthrough

Pakistani and Chinese researchers are close to developing a hybrid variety of ‘Basmati’ rice with an average per acre yield of 80 maunds (40 kilogrammes) and average grain length of 8mm and above, an industry official said. China’s Longping High-Tech Industries and Guard Agriculture Research and Services Private Ltd (Guard Agri) have been jointly working…

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Pest Scouting Must To Save Cotton

Pakistani agriculture experts have advised cotton growers to conduct pest scouting twice a week to save the crop from the attack of whitefly and other pests. A spokesman of the agriculture department said that the chances of pest attack increase during rainy season and its severity decreases after October. He also advised the farmers to…

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PARC approves 33 varieties of hybrid maize for commercial cultivation in Pakistan

The government has approved 33 maize hybrids, two pearl millets (fodder), two sorghum sudan grass and one sorghum hybrid for commercial cultivation, The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) accorded approval to commercial cultivation of the crops. Chairman PARC Umer Farooq, addressing the meeting, highlighted the role of PARC and…

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Government to introduce new cotton seeds

The government is evolving new varieties of cotton seeds to boost production of silver fibre and bring down the cost of output, the food minister said. Minister for National Food and Research Mehboob Sultan said Pakistan Agriculture Institute, an attached department of the Ministry, is working to enhance the productivity and quality of cotton by…

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