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Australia raises wheat crop estimate to new record

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — Australian farmers have harvested their largest-ever wheat crop, according to the latest crop report issued by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences issued Feb. 16. ABARES estimated the 2020-21 Australian wheat crop at 33.337 million tonnes, up 18.172 million tonnes, or 120%, from the drought-reduced 2019-20 outturn of 15.165 million tonnes. The 2020-21 wheat crop was 5% larger than the previous record outturn of 31.819 million tonnes…

Business activity remains firm on cotton market

KARACHI: The local cotton market remained stable on Wednesday. Market sources told that trading volume was satisfactory. Cotton prices climbed to a 2-1/2-year peak on Tuesday, as robust demand and expectations of a reduction in production supported the natural fibre. The cotton contract for March settled up 0.85 cent, or about 1%, at 88.12 cents per lb, at 2:39 p.m. EST, having touched its highest since August 2018 at 88.90 cents earlier. “The sentiment is bullish,” said Jack Scoville,…

Basmati exports plunge by 38pc in 1HFY21

Aamir Shafaat • Overall rice exports fall by 10pc in July-December • Rival’s low prices, costly freight key reasons KARACHI: Pakistan’s rice exports remained subdued in the first half of the current fiscal year (1HFY21) due to low prices offered by India for non-basmati and issues of higher freight and shipments from October 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The country’s overall rice export plunged by 10 per cent in quantity to 1.824 million tonnes and 6.74pc in value to $963m in…

Crops protection: Engro, BASF join hands

ARACHI: Engro Fertilizers and BASF have entered a strategic partnership to launch SefinaTM insecticide by BASF in Pakistan, to help the country’s farmers better protect their crops from pests and improve crop yields. Made from natural sources, Sefina is a novel and innovative insecticide that is registered for use on cotton and other vegetable crops in Pakistan. It offers a new mode of action for the control of key piercing and sucking insect pests, such as Whiteflies, Whitefly nymphs, Aphids…

Bajra/pearl millet overview: Business Guide

Web Desk - History and economic importance. There are divergent opinions about the origin of bajra or pearl millet (Pennisetum americanuniy. of the Grarnincac family (Fig. 15.6). Some are of the view that it originated in Africa, while others think that it was first planted on the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Still others maintain that it was sown in south east Asia, especially the region of China from Where its cultivation spread to other continents of the world. Bajra is a…

Sweet Corn Production Basic Guide: Crop Business

Organic Gardening - There's nothing like the taste of sweet corn picked fresh from the garden, here's how to get it Even though it takes a large share of garden space, many gardeners make room for sweet corn because of the unbeatable sweet, corny taste of fresh-picked ears. The sugar in the kernels of ears of open-pollinated sweet corn varieties starts changing to starch almost as soon as you pick the ears. However, plant breeders have developed dozens of new and ever-sweeter…

Producing cotton sustainably

Syed Muhammad Abubakar - The News on Sunday- January 18, 2015 - Pakistan, the fifth largest global cotton grower and third largest exporter of raw cotton, is among the major growers of cotton in the world. Today, Pakistan is one of the largest exporters of cotton yarn and fourth largest consumer of cotton, which makes this crop significant for Pakistan’s economy. The textile industry of Pakistan comprises over 400 textile mills and 1,200 ginning units and accounts for 40 per cent of…

Govt takes various measures to improve cotton crop

January 15, 2015 - By Ijaz Kakakhel - ISLAMABAD: Government has taken various measures to improve cotton production including Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) resistance varieties being tested for release to enhance cotton production as CLCV was the largest hindrance to cotton maximisation. Sources in Ministry of Textile Industry said CLCV developed by Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) and other public and private research system was being tested for release. The PCCC is…

Growers advised to sow seasonal vegetables without delay

January 14, 2015 BR Report - Growers should irrigate their just sowed wheat crop keeping in view the dry weather spell ahead, besides cultivating winter vegetables on time to utilise existing soil moisture fully. "Wheat cultivation has completed in most of the irrigated areas," Met Office said in its 10-day advisory for farmers, advising the growers to sow seasonal vegetables without any delay to utilize existing soil dampness to help attain a better production. "Farmers are advised to…

Off-season vegetables: growers advised to maintain temperature inside tunnels

January 09, 2015 - BR Report - Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the growers of off-season vegetables to maintain the temperature inside tunnels from 15 degree centigrade to 30 degree centigrade to save the vegetables from diseases and ensuring a better yield. A spokesman of the provincial Agriculture department said here on Thursday that temperature of the tunnel should be maintained at 18 degree centigrade to 24 degree centigrade for cucumber, squash, pumpkin, egg…

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