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April 5, 2013

Modern irrigation methods could help preserve Boise River

by Jacqueline Quynh BOISE -- Could farmers prevent harm to the Boise river by upgrading their irrigation equipment? Is there a way to make that upgrade affordable? A group of local researchers hopes to answer all of those questions. Experts at the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) say chemicals and sediments washed into the Boise River as part of farming irrigation have been shown to hurt aquatic wildlife, including native trout and salmon populations.…

Agriculture minister meets farmers over aid package

April 5, 2013 Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill has met farmers in the Sperrin mountains following concerns over the aid package for those affected by recent snowfall. She said she wanted to reassure them that they will be included in the hardship payments. The Department of Agriculture published a postcode list of places eligible for help, but it did not cover all areas. However, the minister said any farmers affected would be included. Last week, the executive agreed an…

University of Agriculture Faisalabad-Pakistan

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad جامعہ زرعيه فيصل آباد, originally the Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute, Lyallpur, is a university in the city of Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. Address: Sarfraz Colony Rd, Faisalabad 38040 Phone: (041) 9200161 UAF has been ranked by NTU Rankings in agricultural sciences at 33rd position in the Asia Pacific region and at 158th position in the world. University of Agriculture Faisalabad-Pakistan among top 300 Universities. The…

Sustainable Intensification In Global Agriculture

BY CRAIGE MACKENZIE When people in the United States and Europe think about New Zealand at all, a few notions usually pop into their heads: Our islands are far away, they’re pristine, and they’re the visually stunning backdrops to movies such as “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” We also have the best rugby team in the world, though the Americans don’t care and the Europeans won’t admit it. Despite the vast distance between us and just about everybody else, New Zealand is not…

Smart agriculture under the spotlight

By: Karel Smrcka 5th April 2013 Integrating embedded systems into information technology infrastructure holds immense potential for the productive sectors of the economy. At the Embedded World 2013 trade show, in Nuremberg, Germany, at the end of February, German researchers demonstrated how the interaction of machines in cyberphysical systems operates safely and securely. Climate change, population growth and increasingly scarce resources are putting agriculture under pressure.…

Yilan duck farmer produces prize-winning poultry

“Making the best of Yilan County’s geographical edge is the recipe for breeding the most flavorful cherry ducks,” said 51-year-old Huang Ming-chieh, a well-known duck farmer in the county’s Sansing Township, whose poultry has become the source of top-notch gourmet delicacies. The beautifully roasted ducks served by the Yilan-based Silks Place, the sole international five-star hotel in the county, was voted in September by gastronomes and netizens in an online poll “the most mouth-watering…

I have got best lawn this summer

Dr. Atif Riaz and Asmat Karim Looking after and maintaining a beautiful lawn is a rewarding experience. The results speak for themselves and are there for all to see. I believe that standing barefoot on grass is a multi-sensory experience. It triggers within us deeply rooted associations with the smell and sound of nature and the vision of dense greenery. But summer is the time when drought can occur and a lawn can turn brown and straw coloured. Before addressing this problem the first…

Private sector role in agriculture stressed

Friday, April 05, 2013 LAHORE: At the second annual Dawn Agriculture Expo, US Ambassador Richard Olson emphasised the private sector’s crucial role in expanding Pakistan’s agricultural markets. He also celebrated more than 50 years of US-Pak cooperation in the agriculture sector–a partnership that contributed to the Green Revolution of the 50’s and more recently has increased incomes for 800,000 families over the last three years. The expo highlighted new technologies and…

مارکیٹ کمیٹیوں میں تعینات ایڈمنسٹریٹرز کوفارغ کرتے ہوئے سرکاری افسران کو بطور ایڈمنسٹریٹر مقرر

لاہور 5 اپریل 2013: محکمہ زراعت پنجاب کی طرف سے صوبہ کی تمام مارکیٹ کمیٹیوں میں تعینات ایڈمنسٹریٹرز کوفارغ کرتے ہوئے سرکاری افسران کو بطور ایڈمنسٹریٹر مقرر کرنے کا نوٹیفکیشن جاری کر دیا گیا ہے۔ محکمہ زراعت پنجاب کے ترجمان کے مطابق نوٹیفکیشن کا اجراء 4اپریل 2013کو کیا گیا ہے جس کے تحت صوبہ پنجاب کی 134مارکیٹ کمیٹیوں کے امور کی انجام دہی کے لئے محکمہ زراعت کے مختلف شعبہ جات کے گریڈ17-سے 19کے افسران کو بطور ایڈمنسٹریٹر مقرر کیا گیاہے۔ ترجمان نے مزید بتایا ہے کہ آپریشنل اخراجات کے…

The curer of all ailments: NEEM

The NEEM tree (Azadirachta indica) is a tropical evergreen tree native to India and is also found in other southeast countries. In India, neem is known as “the village pharmacy” because of its healing versatility, and it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years due to its medicinal properties. Neem is also called ‘arista’ in Sanskrit- a word that means ‘perfect, complete and imperishable’. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral,…

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