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December 27, 2012

Enhancing Vase life of Cut flowers

December 27, 2012 Muhammad Behzad Rafiq, Dr.Atif Riaz,  Mohsin Bashir (Institute of horticulture sciences) Cut-flower is the flower which is cut along with a portion of stem, to be used in vases and flower arrangements. Among cut flowers, Gladiolus, Lillium, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum, Carnation, Tulip, Orchids, Anthurium, Gypsophila, Bird of Paradise along with Rose on top are the most favorite flower used for this purpose. For the trade in cut flower industry vase-life or postharvest…

DAILY MARKET PRICES OF POULTRY AND ITS PRODUCTS ON 27.12.2012

SECTOR DAY OLD BROILER CHICK (RS./CHICK) BROILER LIVE EGGS (RS./KG) (RS./DOZEN) Minimum Maximum Average Minimum Maximum Average Minimum Maximum Average Rawalpindi 31 33 32 160 165 162.5 124 125 124.5 Lahore 32.5 33.5 33 136 142 139 125 126 125.5 Faisalabad 22 24 23 144 150 147 124 129 126.5 Multan 33 35 34 139 141 140 126 128 127 No.…

Positive Mood In Ag Community To End 2012

By Kelvin Heppner Thursday, 27 December 2012 Canadian farmers are more optimistic than they've been in a while, according to the president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. "I would say the mood in the farm community is more positive than I've seen it in a number of years. Prices have stabilized. Western Canada had decent crop yields and high quality, so by in large I think it's pretty good," says Ron Bonnett, reflecting on 2012. He notes it's largely due to the drought…

Domestic urea plants provide benefit worth Rs 365 billion to farmers: FMPAC

December 27, 2012 Fertiliser Manufacturers Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) has said that domestic urea manufacturing plants have provided Rs 365 billion benefit to the farmers over the last 5 years, by keeping local urea prices significantly below international levels and that this a huge benefit to the agriculture industry and the economy. A spokesman from FMPAC stated all the four SNGPL based fertiliser plants have incurred significant losses in the last 2 years due to non-supply…

Sluggish imports over the past six months: most domestic tea stocks used up

December 27, 2012 MOHAMMAD BILAL TAHIR Tea stockpiles in country are reported to have depleted over the past six months on the back of slow and selective imports from world markets in the wake of price surge in the international markets, industry sources told Business Recorder on Wednesday. Fearing hoarding and price hike in the local market, traders and blenders said that at present, Pakistan had a stock sufficient for just six weeks against normal stores of between 12 and 15…

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