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April 9, 2013

Agriculture in Pakistan

April 9th, 2013 Agriculture is a vital sector of Pakistan's economy. It accounts 21 % of total GDP in Pakistan. It employs 41 % of the labor force of Pakistan. About 25 % of Pakistans total land area is under cultivation. Large contribution to foreign exchange earnings. Dates back to 4500 BC in Indus Civilization 3. Crops The main agricultural products are cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, and vegetables, in addition to milk, beef, mutton, and eggs. There are two…

Seed Bombing : Aerial reforestation

Seed bombing or aerial reforestation is a technique of introducing vegetation to land by throwing or dropping compressed bundles of soil containing live vegetation (seed balls). Often, seed bombing projects are done with arid or off-limits (for example, privately owned) land. The term "seed grenade" was first used by Liz Christy in 1973 when she started the "Green Guerrillas". The first seed grenades were made from balloons filled with tomato seeds, and fertilizer. They were tossed…

Warm weather helps wheat crop but soil still dry

April 09, 2013 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's winter wheat crop has started to turn green with the warm weather, but the soil remains exceptionally dry because of the drought. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Monday that the state's pastures haven't started growing much this spring because of the dry conditions. About 64 percent of the state's hay and forage supplies rated short or very short. Roughly 77 percent of the state's topsoil moisture rated short or very short. And…

Wheat bags distribution to start from April 15

09 April 2013 KASUR: District Food Department will start distribution of wheat bags to farmers from April 15 and purchase would be started from April 20 at all centers with a target of one lakh seven thousands metric ton in the area. This was stated by District Food Controller here on Tuesday while talking to APP. He said process of wheat bag distribution would be held in a fair and transparent manner. About 14 wheat procurement centers have been set up including Kasur, Bedian,…

Shortfall of Indian mangoes

April 09, 2013 Mango traders say the arrivals are not up to expectation, and the market can see a spike in prices. “Mangoes from the local farms — which started arriving a month ago — are around 50 per cent less than last year,” said trader Mohammad Farooq at C.R. Fruit Stall in Central Market. He says unseasonal rains destroyed much of the crop during the flowering stage. “Because of this, mangoes will be a little more expensive than last year,” he said. Mango sellers say the season…

بھینسیں دیہی معیشت میں ریڑھ کی ہڈی کی حیثیت رکھتی ہیں ۔وائس چانسلر ویٹرنری یونیورسٹی لاہور

April 9th, 2013 لاہور(زرعی میڈیا ڈاٹ کام ): یونیورسٹی آف ویٹرنری اینڈ اینیمل سائنسز لاہور کے وائس چانسلر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر طلعت نصیر پاشا نے کہا ہے کہ جنوبی ایشیا کے ترقی پذیرممالک میں چھوٹے کسانوں اور گاؤں کی معیشت میں بھینسوں کو ریڑھ کی ہڈی کی حیثیت حاصل ہے۔ وہ گذشتہ روز یو نیورسٹی میں منعقدہ بفیلو ریسرچ اور ڈویلپمنٹ کے عنوان پر منعقدہ انٹرنیشنل سمپوزیم کی افتتاحی تقریب سے خطاب کررہے تھے۔ جسکی صدارت سیکٹری لائیو سٹاک اینڈ ڈیری ڈویلپمنٹ پنجاب عرفان الہٰی نے کی۔ ہندوستان سے پروفیسر…

Symposium on buffalo Research Development at UVAS

April 09, 2013 LAHORE: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that buffalo is the mainstay of rural economy of small farmers in many developing countries, including Southeast Asia. The Vice-Chancellor said this while addressing an international symposium on “Buffalo Research Development” here on Tuesday. Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab Irfan Ellahi was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of…

Beginner’s Guide to Seed Saving

April 09, 2013 Things are getting round and ripe in your garden. That means it’s time to think about saving seeds from your best tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and melons. If left to themselves, these fleshy fruits would naturally fall to the earth, where some of their seeds would sprout when spring arrives again. Saving seeds from these plants mimics nature’s way—and it’s not at all difficult to do. But remember, only seeds from open-pollinated, not hybrid, plants will…

Dietary electrolyte balance in heat stressed broiler chickens

Author : Melody Lalhriatpuii and Sudipto Haldar (University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, India) High ambient temperatures coupled with high humidity can be devastating to commercial broilers. Heat stress interferes with the broiler´s comfort and suppresses productive efficiency. Although increased heat is seen as a major problem in poultry production, studies show that it is not only the excessively high temperatures, but also the fluctuation of the temperature which is more…

Wheat eases as US crop rating improves

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 By Muhammad Iqbal PARIS: Chicago wheat edged lower on Tuesday, snapping two consecutive sessions of gains and falling from a nearly two-week high as improvement in US winter crop ratings weighed on the market. Corn rose for a second day in row as wet weather in key growing areas across the US Midwest threatened to delay the start of planting this week. US winter wheat condition ratings improved in the latest week but hovered at the lowest level for this…

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