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December 23, 2012

Meet the weeds that Monsanto can’t beat

When Monsanto revolutionised agriculture with a line of genetically engineered seeds, the promise was that the technology would lower herbicide use – because farmers would have to spray less. In fact, as Washington State University researcher Chuch Benbrook has shown, just the opposite happened. Sixteen years on, Roundup (Monsanto's tradename for its glyphosate herbicide) has certainly killed lots of weeds. But the ones it has left standing are about as resistant to herbicide as the…

Study tour of agriculture sciences

December 23rd, 2012 Study tour of BS.c(Hons) agriculture class of institute of agriculture sciences (1st semester) University of Punjab on 22 dec 2012. Six department  participated. 1: Institute Of Agriculture Sciences (PU). 2: Information Directorate Government of Punjab. 3: City District Government City District Government Lahore. 4: Agriculture Extension Department. 5: Lahore Chamber Of Commerce & Industries 6: Punjab TV Note: program recorded and will be on aired on…

Association between dietary phytochemical index and 3-year changes in weight: Research

Association between dietary phytochemical index and 3-year changes in weight, waist circumference and body adiposity index in adults: Tehran Lipid and Glucose study. Mirmiran P, Bahadoran Z, Golzarand M, Shiva N, Azizi F. Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. azizi@endocrine.ac.ir. Abstract BACKGROUND: High intakes of phytochemical-rich foods have favorable effects on the prevention of…

Indian sugar edges higher on bargain buying

December 23, 2012 Indian sugar futures edged higher on Friday on bargain buying after hitting a two-month low in the previous session, though subdued demand due to the winter season and rising supplies weighed on sentiments. As of 0906 GMT, the January contract on India's National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange was up 0.28 percent at 3,266 Indian rupees ($59.21) per 100 kg, after hitting a low of 3,245 rupees in the previous session. "Futures are trading at a discount to spot…

Farmers advised to protect crops from frost

December 23, 2012 As the temperature continues to drop further, farmers of upper parts of the country are advised to take steps to protect their crops from winter frost, the met office has said. The met office in its 10-day advisory, urged growers to keep their crop conditions in view as the temperature is set to reduce further in coming days of winter. It stressed on protection of crops from the seasonal frost that could damage the yield. It said the farmers should remove weeds to utilise…

Agriculture delegation returns from India

December 23, 2012 After 3-day's visit to Indian Punjab, 17-member delegation led by Punjab Minister for Agriculture, Malik Ahmed Ali, returned to Pakistan through Wagha Border. The delegation included renowned cultivators and officers of Agriculture Department. While declaring their visit to India successful, members of the delegation said that exchange of such delegations would not only help promote modern technology in agriculture sector but also improve bilateral ties. Courtesy: BR

KBP criticises sugar mill

December 23, 2012 Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) accusing the administration of a sugar mill of exploitation of sugarcane growers have urged the Chief Minister Punjab to constitute a high level committee to conduct an enquiry into the matter. According to KBP Secretary Information Haji Muhammad Ramzan the Board received complaints about the alleged connivance of the sugar mill with middlemen of the area for buying sugarcane on lower rates. He said that the middlemen installed private…

Prices firm amid modest trading on cotton market

December 23, 2012 Steadier trend was witnessed on the cotton market on Saturday in the process of trading, dealers said. Official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 6000, they said. In ready business, nearly 13,000 bales of cotton finalised between Rs 5700 and Rs 6200, they said. Prices of cottonseed (phutti) were firm at Rs 2400-2650 and in Punjab rates were inert at Rs 2450-2750, they said. According to the market sources, needy mills were active ahead of holiday, but others were trying…

Prices of eggs, other poultry items at record high

December 23, 2012 AMJAD ALI SHAH With increasing demand of eggs and other poultry products in winter, prices were registered a record high in wholesale and retail markets, according to survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Saturday. It was noted in the survey that the egg prices witnessed a 30 to 40 percent increase during last one week. The egg is being sold at Rs 140 per dozen against the prices of Rs 130 in the preceding week, which was cost at per egg Rs 12 to consumer.…

‘Textile exports decline by 10.38 percent this year’

December 23, 2012 It is a great irony that the export of our major raw material - Cotton Yarn and export of low Value Added Greige Cloth has increased while the Value Added Apparel and Home Textile exports has reduced considerably, lamented M Jawed Bilwani, Central Chairman, Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association. He said that if comparison is made with exports of last year, textile exports have declined by 10.38 percent while Bangladesh and India show positive…

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