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Floriculture Pakistan vegetable plants

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...
Floriculture Pakistan vegetables

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...
Floriculture Pakistan

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...
Floriculture Pakistan

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...
Floriculture Pakistan Flower

State of Floriculture in Pakistan and future horizon

Flowering crops brings more Return on investment as compare to other conventional crops in Pakistan. Being the contributor of about 22% in GDP, employs 40% of human resource and 60% in export, agriculture sector of Pakistan remains not in the priority list of government policy makers. Lacking good good agricultural practices, provision of disease free...