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July 19, 2013

‘Pakistan has great export potential in poultry industry’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Thursday said Pakistan has great export potential in poultry industry and can also benefit from growing demand of Halal food world over. He expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of poultry industry here at the ministry. Earlier minister was briefed on the state of poultry industry by K&N’s Chief Executive Khalil Sattar. Sattar said that contribution of…

China Seen Ramping Up Wheat Imports After Rain Hurts Crop

July 19, 2013 China may boost wheat purchases from Australia by 67 percent this year, according to grain handler Emerald Group Australia Pty, adding to signs that imports by the largest user will jump after rains hurt local crops. Prices rose. Shipments may reach 2 million metric tons in the 12 months started July 1 compared with about 1.2 million tons a year earlier, Brian Dalitz, general manager of trading and marketing at the Melbourne-based company, said in an interview.…

Cotton market comes under pressure

July 19, 2013 DR ZAFAR HASSAN After remaining mostly steady to tight since the beginning of this month, cotton prices came under pressure on Thursday conceding Rs 100 per maund (37.32 Kgs) in Sindh and about Rs 50 per maund in the Punjab. Seedcotton (Kapas/Phuti) prices also lost nearly Rs 50 per 40 Kgs. This follows a reported agitation by the ginners against the growers in Sanghar in Sindh for charging higher seedcotton prices. However, the seedcotton prices were now reported to…

محکمہ لائیوسٹاک کے فلڈ پلان 2013کاجائزہ لینے کے لیے میٹنگ کاانعقاد

مویشیوں کوبیماریوں سے محفوظ رکھنے کے لیے ہنگامی بنیادوں پرحفاظتی ٹیکے لگانے کی ہدایت تاریخ: 19جولائی 2013 (زرعی میڈیا ڈاٹ کام ) محکمہ لائیوسٹاک اینڈ ڈیری ڈویلپمنٹ نے ممکنہ سیلاب اورموسم برسات میں بارشوں سے متاثرہ جانوروں کووبائی امراض سے محفوظ رکھنے اورریسکیوآپریشن کے لیے 825فلڈ ریلیف مراکز قائم کردیئے ہیں اورصوبائی سطح پران کی مانیٹرنگ اورحفاظتی ٹیکہ جات کی فراہمی کے لیے صوبائی فلڈ ریلیف سیل بھی -16کوپرروڈ لاہورمیں قائم کردیاگیاہے۔ صوبہ بھرمیں جانوروں کووبائی امراض سے بچانے کے…

Army worm, aphid attack: experts warn cotton growers

July 19, 2013 Punjab Agriculture Department has warned the growers on Thursday that chances of attack of army worm and aphid on cotton crop have increased due to recent rains. Agricultural experts said that growers can save their crops from damages from these insects by developing their skills to recognise these and knowing the preventive and eradication steps. Experts also suggest that growers should spray recommended pesticides when attack of these pests reach economic threshold. A…

Why Do Plants Need Light?

July 17, 2013 Stephen E. Doyle Plants are beneficial to humans and other animals in a myriad ways. The most commonly thought of benefit, that plants provide, is that they give off oxygen while taking in carbon dioxide. They, namely trees, also provide shade and cooler temperatures. Plants are also used in manufacturing products such as paper, lighting, adhesives, medicine, clothing, cosmetics, fuel, charcoal as well as many other products. Additionally, plants provide food for people…

Five hard to kill office plants

Everybody knows that having a plant nestled on your desk is a great way to keep healthy and productive, but nobody ever mentions the daily watering and pruning that goes with having one.5 Hard-To-Kill Office Plants When you have an urgent report to finish by five o’clock, a meeting to attend and fifteen e-mails to send off, the last thing you want on your mind is the need to water your plant as well! So here are some of the hardiest office plants out there that even a green fingered…

Ministry seeks to justify urea import

July 19, 2013 MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN Ministry of Industries and Production has reportedly declared an ''emergency'' to justify import of 0.3 million tons of urea through a gallop tender. Official documents available with Business Recorder, Secretary Industries and Production, Shafqat Naghmi wrote a letter to the Finance Minister in which background of urea import was reported. The documents further disclosed that Ministry of Industries and Production had moved a summary for the ECC vide No…

Prices may fall as phutti arrivals pick up pace

July 19, 2013 Prices improved on the cotton market on Thursday but as a result of increase in seed cotton arrivals, rates may come down in the near future, dealers said. "The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 6,700. In the ready business, nearly 9,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 6725-6800. Prices of seed cotton per 40 kg in Sindh and Punjab remained at Rs 3100-3150," dealers said. According to market sources, monsoon rains stopped in lower Sindh, which caused smooth…

Farmers demand cut in fertiliser prices

July 19, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA Various representative bodies of farmers have demanded reduction in prices of fertiliser at least by Rs 500 per 50 KG bag, as urea price has sharply dropped in the international market. Chairman Pakistan Agri-Forum Dr Ibrahim Mughal was particularly critical of local fertiliser manufacturers, who despite getting cheap gas were sell urea at exorbitant prices. Dr Mughal recalled that when the urea manufactories were getting subsidised gas at the rate of Rs…

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