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January 14, 2013

Litchi a profitable Fruit Plant in Pakistan the delicacy Part -1

15 Jan 2013 Common Names: Lychee, Litchi, Leechee, Lichee, Lichi. Origin :Lychee is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to China an now cultivated in various parts of the world. Lychee fruit is botanically called as Litchi chinensis and commonly called as leechi, litchi, laichi, lichu or lizhi. It’s a fresh delicate fruit whitish pulp with an excellent perfume flavor usually lost during canning hence the fruit is mostly eaten fresh Distant Affinity: Akee (Blighia sapida),…

Continued drought may force earlier soybeans planting

14 Jan 2013 Farmers could be earlier in the field this spring if predications made by the US Climate Prediction Centre are correct. More then 60% of the lower 48 states are continuing to experience dry spells and this is expected to persist throughout February in most places. Continued drought may force earlier soy planting With Hurricane Sandy, combined with a cold front, improved the drought conditions in the Midwest and eliminated them in the Northeast. Several states still remain…

People: New director for Danish Centre for Food & Agriculture

14 Jan 2013 Niels Halberg has been appointed as director in the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture (DCA), whilst at the same time continuing as centre leader of International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (CROFS ). Danish Centre for Food and Agri appoint new Director Niels Halberg is a well-recognised researcher with international experience as a centre leader, says vice-dean Kurt Nielsen, AU. He points out that the appointment of Niels Halberg will strengthen the…

Feed resources and chicken production in Ethiopia

14 Jan 2013 Chicken production scenarios, feedstuff resources, and experience of using alternative ingredients were reviewed to aim to improve chicken production in Ethiopia. The common production systems used for chicken production in Ethiopia are traditional, extensive types. There is a high demand for protein foods, particularly those from poultry in this country. However, the performance of chickens in Ethiopia is poor and consequently the demand for chicken products is not met.…

Thailand: Increase in feed prices push livestock cost

14 Jan 2013 Thai minister of commerce has allowed feed meal producers to increase the price of feed by Thb10 (US$0.33) per 30kg bag, resulting in higher costs for livestock farmers. Director general for the International Trade Department Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa said “the department had allowed the increase in the price of feed meal as raw materials were becoming increasingly expensive”. Producers could be urged to cut down on their marketing costs before being allowed to increase…

Modernisation helps Russian poultry growth

Jan 14, 2013 The volume of poultry meat production in Russia in 2012 reached 3.55 million tonnes, a 10.8% increase over the level of 2011, reports Rosptitsesoyuz, the Russian Union of Poultry Farmers. This figure was announced at the meeting, where the developments of the industry over the last six years were summed up. According to the statistics of the Union over the years 2006-2012 Russia increased poultry production almost 2.6 times. Experts explained that the positive change…

زرعی یونیورسٹی: پاکستان میں مجموعی قابل کاشت رقبے کا 26فیصد شورزدہ

14جنوری 2013ء فیصل آباد() پاکستان میں مجموعی قابل کاشت رقبے کا 26فیصد شورزدہ ہے جس میں آئے روز مسلسل اضافہ دیکھنے میں آ رہا ہے۔ اگر یہی صورتحال برقرار رہی تو آنے والے سالوں میں بڑھتی ہوئی آبادی کے لئے غذائی ضروریات پوری کرنے میں مشکلات کا سامنا کرنا پڑے گا۔ ان باتوں کا اظہار زرعی یونیورسٹی فیصل آباد کے وائس چانسلر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر اقرار احمد خاں نے سیلائن ایگریکلچر ریسرچ سنٹر کے زیراہتمام ایک روزہ سیمینار برائے تھورزدہ زمینوں کے جائزے کے لئے زرعی فصلات کا ریموٹ سنسنگ نظام کے افتتاحی سیشن سے…

USDA Grain Review: Markets Mixed Ahead of Reports

14 January 2013 US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids traded mixed as traders awaited Friday’s USDA reports. Soybeans had sharp gains early on helping to rally corn and wheat higher. However, wheat saw some pressure as the Plains and Midwest saw moisture. Soybeans saw some declines as basis at the gulf were lower due to weak demand. The wheat export sales report was bearish coming in at 233,700 tonnes for the current marketing year. Corn export sales were also bearish…

Suitable time for corn sowing from 15th: experts

January 14, 2013 Agriculture experts said spring corn is being cultivated approximately on 1.3 million acre land in Punjab and the time conducive for its sowing starts from January 15 till the last week of February. They told APP on Sunday that corn is being cultivated twice in a year, one in Kharif season and the other in spring season. Experts said manufacturing and utilisation of bio-fertiliser has become very important to overcome the electricity crisis in the country, adding that…

Buffalo Breeds

Buffalo breeds found in in Pakistan are: Nili-Ravi Kundhi Azi-Khaeli. Nili Ravi Buffalo Habitat: The hometract of the Nili-Ravi buffalo includes Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan and Vehari districts of Central Punjab; and Multan and parts of Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar districts of southern Punjab. However, because of their well-recognized dairy qualities, these animals are now found all over the country. Nili-Ravi 'buffaloes are…

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