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March 25, 2013

Yellow leaf rust severely attack on wheat in Pakistan

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang (shehzadpbg@gmail.com) Wheat is staple food of Pakistani people. 19 caror people depend on this crop for feeding.   During 2013 wheat season wheat crop severely effected by yellow leaf rust fungal disease. yellow rust cause by Puccinia striiformis and their life cycle present in attach image. This disease  sevelely effect the wheat yield upto 40%. Controll of rust disease  only recommend by resistant varieties but not chemical spray recommended due to major food for…

Canola: An Emerging World Best Oilseed Crop

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang (shehzadpbg@gmail.com), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. INTRODUCTION Oilseed rape (Brassica and related species, Brassicaceae) is now the second largest oilseed crop in the world providing 13% of the world’s supply. The world’s commerce is largely supplied by two species, Brassica napus L. and B. rapa L. Both species contain both spring and win ter forms that are distinguished by vernalization requirement.…

USDA Grain Review: Grain Bids Higher

25 March 2013 US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were higher and wheat saw support from the higher grains. However, some pressure was noted as the HRW wheat region is anticipating another storm system moving in through the weekend across the southern plains and Midwest. Crop ratings improved for Kansas and Oklahoma, but declined for Texas. Soybeans saw sharp gains late in the week on increased demand and logistical concerns in Brazil. Corn had weekly export sales…

Duck Farming: Starting Out on Your Experience

March-25-2013 Duck farming can be a rewarding experience for you. For some, it has even become more than just a means of livelihood. It has also become an enjoyable activity for many. Of course, you will need to know how to properly raise your ducks so that you will be able to get the most out of it. First thing you need to do is to get yourself the proper equipment. The basic equipment will be those that you need for watering and feeding your ducks. Chicken feeders will do just…

Pakistan – Agriculture

March-25-2013 Pakistan Agriculture - About 25% of Pakistan's total land area is under cultivation and is watered by one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Pakistan irrigates three times more acres than Russia. Agriculture accounts for about 21.2% of GDP and employs about 43% of the labor force. Agriculture is a vital sector of Pakistan's economy and accounted for 25.9 percent of GDP in 1999-2000, according to government estimates. The sector directly supports three-quarters…

غذائی اجناس و مصنوعات کی برآمدات میں 9.22 فیصد اضافہ

پير 25 مارچ 2013 اسلام آباد: ادارہ برائے شماریات پاکستان (پی بی ایس) کے اعدادوشمار کے مطابق رواں مالی سال کے پہلے 8 ماہ جولائی 2012 تا فروری 2013 کے دوران غذائی اجناس اور مصنوعات کی برآمدات میں 9.22 فیصد کا نمایاں اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ ادارہ برائے شماریات پاکستان (پی بی ایس) کے اعدادوشمار کے مطابق جاری مالی سال کے 8 ماہ کے دوران غذائی اجناس کی برآمدات سے 2.963 ارب ڈالر کا زرمبادلہ کمایا گیا ہے۔ جبکہ گزشتہ مالی سال کے اسی عرصہ کے دوران غذائی اجناس کی ملکی برآمدات کا حجم 2.713…

کاٹن: دنیا بھر میں مندی، مقامی بھاؤ بڑھ کر 7200 روپے من ہوگئے

 پير 25 مارچ 2013 احتشام مفتی کراچی: بھارت اور چائنا کی جانب سے روئی کے نیشنل ریزروز سے گزشتہ ہفتے کے دوران روئی فروخت کرنے کی اطلاعات کے باعث دنیا بھر میں روئی کی قیمتوں میں غیر معمولی مندی کا رحجان دیکھنے میں آیا جس کے باعث نیو یارک کاٹن ایکسچینج میں جہاں روئی کی قیمتیں پچھلے ایک سال کی بلند ترین سطح پر پہنچ گئی تھیں۔ ایک بار پھر پچھلے 2 ماہ کی کم ترین سطح تک گر گئیں، تاہم وزارت ٹیکسٹائل بھارت کی جانب سے فی الحال روئی فروخت نہ کرنے کے فیصلے کے بعد کاٹن مارکیٹس میں کافی حد تک…

UPA exports wheat at Rs 1,700 crore loss to exchequer

NEW DELHI: At a time when the government is facing trouble maintaining its fiscal health and is set to add over Rs 1.25 lakh crore to its subsidy bill for providing food security to its poor, the UPA has burdened the exchequer further by exporting wheat at lower than its cost price — incurring an estimated loss of over Rs 1,700 crore. Sources in the finance ministry said the loss to the exchequer on account of exporting nearly 100 lakh tonnes of wheat at a subsidized rate has been…

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