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September 5, 2013

Regularising milk & dairy business: amendment to laws needed to save people from intake of bacteria

September 5, 2013 Considering the health hazards of loose milk, amendment to food laws of Pakistan regarding sale of milk by minimum pasteurisation law across Pakistan, is urgently needed to save people from intake of possible bacteria as all types of milk and dairy products have the potential to transmit pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms to human beings, according to stakeholders here. Although so far, there is no legal framework in place, which could regularise the milk and dairy…

Dairy farmers: USAID supports consultative workshop

September 5, 2013 Commercial dairy farmers from the Punjab on Tuesday participated in a consultative workshop with dairy sector stakeholders and farm managers to assess the needs for modern farm management services. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Dairy and Rural Development Foundation (DRDF) supported the workshop through their dairy project. Vice Chairman DRDF, Abdul Sattar Dogar said the demand for farm management is increasing in Pakistan's dairy…

Transposable elements

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang A transposable element (TE,transposon or retrotransposon) is a  DNA sequence that can change its position within the genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and altering the cell's genome size. Transposition often results in duplication of the TE. Barbara Mc Clintock's discovery of these jumping genes. A bacterial DNA transposon TEs make up a large fraction of the C-value of eukaryotic cells. They are generally considered non-coding DNA, although it…

E-VILLAGE

Aims and Objectives of E-Village A.   Minimizing Digital Divide in Pakistan. B.   Empowerment of local communities. C.   Establishment of a “E-community Center” in every village having pooled resources. D.  Provide a technology base Complaint Reporting Service ( E-Shikayat ) E.   Provide joint platform to farmers to discuss problems of their INTERESTS(e-Mushawara) F.   Using Internet and telecom to provide daily life services in villages like:- Increase farmer’s…

Organophosphates – their History, Mode of Action and Toxicity

Organophosphates also known as the OPs. The word organophosphate is derived from the combination of two words; ‘organic compounds’ and ‘phosphate group’. There is no known clinical use of these chemicals. However, the main uses are as agricultural insecticides and fungicides; used in household and garden sprays for flies and other insects. Organophosphates (Cover) Usage Organophosphate insecticides are commonly used for small animals as flea and tick powders, sprays, foggers, shampoos…

Sources of Soil Organic Matter in Agricultural & Horticultural Soils

The organic matter contents of a good mineral soil are 2-5% which consists of organic matter in the form of living and dead organic matter. Living organic matter consists of soil microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, nematodes and earthworms), plant roots and insects. Dead organic matter is added after the death of these living organisms and addition of leaves, bark of trees and dead animals. Farmyard manure, composts and mushroom compost are also source of dead organic matter. All of this…

Cropping Technology of Carrot in Pakistan

Cropping Technology (CPT) of Carrot (Daucus carota) in Pakistan Carrot (Daucus carota) is a root-crop known for its vitamin rich red/orange roots which are used in making foods and salads. Carrot in Pakistan. Carrot is known as “apple for the poor” because of its rich in nutrients and low cost. Carrot also has a long list of medical and health benefits for humans. So, farmers should follow modern cropping technology for gaining good yields and profits from this healthy vegetable.…

Formulation of Cotton Policy: government urged to involve PCGA, other stakeholders

September 05, 2013 Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) Chairman, Mahesh Kumar has demanded of the government to involve the PCGA and other stakeholders to formulate "National Cotton Policy" which should cover all aspects of cotton trade, including fixation of support price, target of production and grant of permission for the import of cotton. He said this while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday along with ex-chairmen Haji Muhammad Akram, Haji Muhammad Ibrahim,…

Health: Cango Fever

Since the death of a young medical resident in Pakistan, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has increasingly come into the limelight. CCHF was first reported in Pakistan in 1976 but the number of cases has shown a dramatic increase since 2000. Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) has confirmed that cases of CCHF have been recorded in the country. Twenty-two cases of CCHF have been confirmed this year (13 from Rawalpindi, three from Islamabad, one from Abbottabad and…

Firm trend on cotton market amid modest trade

September 05, 2013 A kind of firmness prevailed on the cotton market on Wednesday as the ginners did not lower the asking prices, dealers said. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 6,700, they said. Prices of seed cotton per 40 kg in Sindh maintained overnight level at Rs 3000-3100 for the second day in a row, while in Punjab rates came down by Rs 100-150 to Rs 2600-2700, they said. In the ready session, prices remained firm as around 9,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs…

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