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Strawberry cultivation from February

LAHORE:   The agriculture experts on Wednesday advised farmers to start cultivation of strawberry from the advent of February and complete it by mid of March to get a bumper yield. A spokesman of agriculture extension department told APP here that strawberry fruit is rich of various antioxidants, fiber and vitamin-C which improves immune system of...
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Who cares about the potato crisis?

BURNING the crop and taking out protest rallies in the Kasur, Pakpattan and Sahiwal districts of Punjab’s potato zone reveal the growing unrest among potato growers. Currently the market rates for potatoes are much lower than their cost of production. To the concern of the nascent PTI-government, farmers seeking a support price mechanism for their...
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Chilli, tomato not healthy options for consumers’ pocket

LAHORE: Prices of tomato and chilli have gone up manifold in the city in the last couple of months. Tomatoes were available on an average rate of Rs24 per kg in the corresponding period in the last year but the vegetable fruit is being sold from Rs100 to Rs200 per kg now. Similarly, the prices...
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Hydroponic technique may help enhance vegetables, fruits production

FAISALABAD   –   The country can increase vegetables and fruits production by 20 times by adopting modern agricultural technique ‘hydroponic’. This was stated by agricultural experts at the inauguration of hydroponic greenhouse, arranged by the Water Management Research Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) here Friday. UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf inaugurated the hydroponic. He was...
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125,000 tonnes of kinno exported from Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan exported 125,000 tonnes of kinno from December 2018 till to date at the rate of $500 per tonne. The country fixed the export target at 350,000 tonnes for this season, which will conclude in March/April. All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) Patron-in-Chief Waheed Ahmed on Tuesday stated that...
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Country needs better kinnow varieties to compete globally

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan grows citrus fruit over an area of 206,569 hectares in all the four provinces with total production of around 2.5 million tons as per 2015-16 statistics. Punjab produces over 98% of the fruit mainly in Sargodha district because of its favourable growing conditions and adequate canal and sub-soil water. Kinnow constitutes 80% of the...
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Use of certified seeds can enhance yield, quality of rice

LAHORE  –   Speakers at seminar advised the rice growers to use only certified seeds to get maximum per acre yield and improved quality of Basmati rice. They were speaking at ‘Khushal Kissan’ seminar organized by the Pakistan Basmati Heritage Association (PBHA). Speaking at this seminar, Director Punjab Seed Corporation Malik Imtiaz and Regional Director Federal Seed...
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Basmati body calls for boosting rice exports to $5b

LAHORE: Improving water productivity in the rice ecosystem is inevitable for sustainable rice production and boosting rice exports of Pakistan from the current $2 billion to $5 billion, said Pakistan Basmati Heritage Association (PBHA) Director Sheikh Adnan Aslam. He was speaking at the Khushal Kissan seminar arranged by the association for the promotion and preservation of basmati...
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Women in Pakistan Agriculture

Pakistan being an agro-based economy generates a significant economic resource through agriculture.  Other than providing food; this sector also produces raw material for other sectors like sugar and textile which results in development of a country.  This sector is a source of direct or indirect employment which results in income generation in adjoining areas.  By...