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Use of IT can enhance agri crops: speakers

January 10, 2015 ISLAMABAD: Use of Information Technology (IT) can help enhance agricultural production and is need of the hour. Dr Muhammad Imtiaz country representative of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) to Pakistan during a workshop at National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) on role of information and communication technology (ICT) in agricultural production and its challenges for technology transfer in Pakistan said keeping in view the cultural and social…

Call for adopting latest technologies for fast development

December 17, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Technological revolution is bringing a paradigm shift in today’s world and if a nation wishes to develop and grow at a fast pace, it has to opt for latest technologies that are creating headways. These views were expressed by Panning Commission’s Governance, Innovation and Reform member Tahir Hijazi in a two-day international workshop titled “Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture” Hosted by COMSATS Institute of Information…

Suicidal Bee With No Stinger Bites Down Until It Dies

November 21, 2014 | by Janet Fang Worker insects often exhibit extreme self-sacrificial behaviors—such as defending their nest to the death—when both genetic relatedness and benefits to the colony are high. But what if you’re a bee without a stinger? They may lack the traditional defenses of honeybees, but stingless bees have evolved a new self-destructive behavior to protect their home: They engage in suicidal biting when a predator intrudes, according to a new study published in…

Agricultural research station in Pakistan

Friday, 14 November 2014 by Muhammad Mahran Aslam, Ahsan Iqbal, M. Imran Aslam and Asif Saeed - Pakistan has a national agricultural research system (NARS) consisting of federal as well as provincial research institutions. Overall, there are 74 research establishments at the federal level and 106 research institutions/agricultural research stations at provincial level. Each province has its own commodity based/ multidisciplinary agricultural research institutes/research stations and…

Agricultural development: Water management techniques shared

October 29, 2014 ISLAMABAD(Express): Alumni of an on-farm water management training programme shared their experiences, lessons and advanced farming techniques at a media event on Tuesday. Organised by the USAID, the training aimed to impart skills to 32 progressive farmers and public-sector representatives involved in managing or selling efficient water management solutions in Pakistan. Out of these, eight participants were sent to Australia and as many to the US for training under…

Agriculture a promising sector for investment

October 29, 2014 - APP - ISLAMABAD - Speakers at the investment conference here termed the agriculture as promising sector for investments, urging foreign investors to explore untapped potential of the country. They were speaking at International Investment Conference organized by Board of Investment with an aim to highlighting the investment regime and available opportunities for investment in various sectors of the economy. More than 350 invitees including 241 foreign…

Promising new wheat and paddy varieties

By Mohiuddin Aazim New wheat and paddy varieties are contributing, though modestly, to higher per-hectare yields, but the growers have yet to get the certified seeds according to their requirements. The 26m tonnes target set for 2014-15 wheat crop on 8.91m hectares means the expected yield has been worked out at about 2.91 tonnes. This is higher than 2013-14’s (initially estimated) yield of around 2.80 tonnes per hectare. And, one of the factors inbuilt into higher yield projection is…

Italy hails Pakistan’s efforts for olive cultivation

October 26, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Italy praised Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and its provincial components of olive project in promoting olive cultivation in Pakistan. Head of Italian Cooperation in Italian Embassy Dr Dominco Bruzzone at a three-day PARC training programme for 25 master trainers about olive processing machinery at Barani Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) Chakwal said progress of the project was marvellous and PARC have put right persons at right job.…

A tall veggie tale: New farming technique yields higher profits for Kabal farmers

September 4, 2014 - By Fazal Khaliq - Tribune KABAL: Vegetable farmers of Kabal tehsil, Swat were initially hesitant to adopt vertical farming as a method of growing crops. However, the few who did give the technique a go have reaped high profits for their produce. The initiative of vertical or structured farming was introduced by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) under the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund in five union councils of Kabal tehsil in 2013 to help poor farmers…

Silage

1. Introduction 2. What is Corn Silage? 3. Best Practices of Silage Preparation    3.1. Selection of Corn Hybrid    3.2. Construction of Bunker    3.3. Harvesting at Proper Time    3.4. Use of Inoculants    3.5. Compaction    3.6. Sealing    3.7. Silage Feeding 4. What are Inoculants?      1. Introduction Livestock farming is growing rapidly in Pakistan. Better performing Genetics, ideal Environment and Nutrition are three basic principles for profitable farming. In Pakistan…

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