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Government buys over 0.7 million metric tons of wheat from farmers

May 05, 2014 Provincial Minister for Co-operatives, Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar, has said the government has purchased more than seven lakh metric tons wheat from the farmers whereas process of wheat procurement is continuing speedily. He stated this while talking to officials of food department regarding wheat procurement. Malik Iqbal Channar said that bardana for more than 22 lakh metric tons wheat has been distributed among the farmers. He said that although the government has…

Wheat support price loses utility: report

ISLAMABAD: Wheat support price has lost its utility, as subsidy mostly benefits large farmers and millers, according to a report issued by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). In its report ‘economy watch’, the PIDE said that despite increase in wheat support price in 2007-08 and 2011-12, the total area under wheat crop declined. The price volatility in international markets is not too common, the price support mechanism creates inefficiencies if coverage is limited…

Rains dampen wheat harvesting in Punjab

Munawar Hasan Saturday, April 19, 2014 LAHORE: Rainfall in Central Punjab in particular, and adjoining divisions in general, has dampened wheat harvesting, sparking fear of loss to the tune of about 0.2 million – 0.4 million tonnes, as per the provincial agriculture department. The untimely rains have not only delayed wheat harvesting, but also inflicted damage to the standing crop, said an official on Friday. Rain, with regular intervals coupled with gusty winds have played…

Growing wheat to meet Asia’s demands

14 April 2014 By Brett Worthington- ABC Rural Farmers need to grow wheat varieties that Asian export markets want. That's the message the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre is telling growers who want to capitalise on new export markets. AEGIC's Dr Larisa Cato says there's money to be made if growers change what they grow. She says researchers also need to consider developing wheat crops that appeal to foreign markets. "(We need to be) developing varieties…

US transfers wheat sowing technology to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -NATION- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday transferred latest wheat sowing technology to Pakistan with an aim to enhance healthy wheat production in the country. The USDA, under US-Pakistan Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project (WPEP), handed over wheat sowing planters to various research institutions and universities that would replace the traditional hand-sowing crop systems and antiquated machinery, currently utilized in Pakistan. The planters would…

Wheat support price according to media

Saqib Javed reports, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet which meet at Islamabad on March, 11, 2014 under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Finance accorded approval to the wheat procurement target of 08 million tons for 2013-14 at the price of Rs. 1200/- per 40 kg fixed for 2013 wheat crop. It merits a mention that the farmers\' community across the country wanted the increase in support price over Rs1300/- per 40 kg arguing that the input cost had increased…

Sindh has adequate wheat stock to meet existing demand

March 11, 2014 RIZWAN BHATTI Sindh province has adequate wheat stock to meet the existing demand till the arrival of next crop, traders said on Monday. Talking to us they said that presently Sindh has some 0.113 million tons wheat stock in its godowns and recently the Sindh food department has also issued delivery orders of over 100,000 tons wheat quota to flour mills across the province. This quota will be sufficient for next 15 days. "New wheat crop is almost ready in several parts of…

How to Grow Wheat

Days to germination: 5 to 10 days Days to harvest: 150 to 170 days Light requirements: Full sun Water requirements: Only needed during very dry weather Soil: Rich soil that is well-drained Container: Not suitable Introduction Wheat is a classic grain crop, usually grown commercially and used to make flour. But there is no reason why a home gardener can’t grow a small patch of wheat for themselves. Be ready for some work at harvest time though. Though whole wheat seeds can be used…

Country likely to miss wheat output target set for 2013-14

January 23, 2014 FAZAL SHER The country is likely to miss wheat production target of 25 million tons set for 2013-2014 as growers have reduced the area under wheat cultivation following provincial governments failure to increase wheat support price. Wheat support price is generally announced before the start of its sowing season aimed to encourage farmers to cultivate wheat but provincial governments refused to increase the support price and decided to keep the support price for wheat at the…

China collaborates with Pakistan in hybrid wheat to boost crop yield

Saturday, 11 January 2014 BEIJING: Beijing Engineering Research Center for Hybrid Wheat (BERCHW), has provided selected varieties of hybrid wheat to Pakistan, suitable for plantation in different parts of the country with the objective to boost crop production. For last few years BERCHW, China's leading scientific research institute, was in close collaboration with Pakistan's both public and private sector to enhance staple crop production. Some of the varieties were suitable for local…

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