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Improving quality of horticulture products: CABI, PARC and PFVA sign MoU for collaboration

February 03, 2015 - N H Zuberi - The CAB International (CAB), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) have joined hands to improve the quality and standard of horticulture products in Pakistan and to dealing with rising pets issues with fruits and vegetable. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the three organisations including CAB International, which is an…

Prices of essential food items remain stable

January 25, 2015 - Waqar Lillah - BR Report - Prices of essential food items remained stable, while downward trend was noted in prices of fresh vegetable last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by us on Saturday. The survey noted decline in prices of tomatoes, potatoes, onion and chicken during the period under review as tomatoes were being sold at Rs 50-55 per kg, potatoes were available at Rs 35-40 per kg, onion at Rs 25-30 per kg and chicken live was…

Govt asked to take immediate measures to restore oil supply

January 19, 2015 LAHORE(Nation)  - The government should take immediate measures to restore supply of petroleum products as the shortage was not only causing undue damage to the trade and economic activities but also hitting the general public hard. The IEP Lahore Centre Chairman Engineer Syed Khalid Sajjad said that fuel shortage had brought the vehicular traffic to a grinding halt in the province of Punjab. He said Punjab was hub of trade and economic activities and biggest…

Petrol shortage pushes vegetable, fruit prices higher

January 18, 2015 Waqar Lillah - BR Report - Due to acute petrol shortage, significant increase was witnessed in prices of fresh vegetables and fruits last week as compared to the preceding week, which further intensified the miseries of poverty-stricken and inflation-ridden masses, reveals a survey conducted by us on Saturday. Retailers and wholesalers told us that demand and supply gap widened owing to severe shortage of petrol, resultantly fresh vegetables prices increased…

All about Grape – Introduction and Importance

History The cultivation of the domesticated grape began 6,000–8,000 years ago in the Near East. The earliest archeological evidence for a dominant position of wine-making in human culture dates from 8,000 years ago in Georgia. Yeast, one of the earliest domesticated microorganisms, occurs naturally on the skins of grapes, leading to the innovation of alcoholic drinks such as wine. The earliest known production occurred around 8,000 years ago on the territory of Georgia. During an…

Grow your own strawberries

About strawberries Strawberries can be grown in a wide range of soils, from light sand to heavy clay. However, waterlogging will cause the fruits to become diseased and the plant to rot. The ideal soil is well-drained and rich in humus. They prefer to be planted in full sun, out of the wind. Plants can be planted outdoors from late June until September. If planted later, the flowers should be removed in the first year so the energy is used to develop a healthy plant in year two.…

Learn how to grow strawberries

Better Homes & Gardens -Sun-sweetened strawberries, still warm from the garden, top nature's menu of fine desserts. Just a few rows of plants will fill your fruit bowl and freezer, even after you subtract the samples you sneak while picking. By growing different varieties, you can enjoy the luscious bounty of a strawberry patch from spring until fall frost. Here are tips for how to grow strawberries in your yard! Strawberry Types The three main types of strawberries are June-bearing,…

How to Grow Strawberries

Discover how to grow and harvest luscious organic strawberries. By Stella Otto -  Organic Gardening - Soil preparation: Prepare a weed-free site that gets 8 to 10 hours of strong sunlight a day. Well-drained soil with a pH around 6.0 to 6.2 is ideal. To avoid verticillium wilt, don't plant in sites where raspberries, strawberries, or solanaceous plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc.) have grown before. Planting: Early spring planting is customary in most areas. For warm winter…

All about Papaya – Fruit Facts

Common Names: Papaya, , Mamao (Brazil), Tree Melon. Related Species: Babaco (Carica pentagona), Mountain Papaya (C. pubescens), Chamburo (C. stipulata). Origin: The papaya is believed to be native to southern Mexico and neighboring Central America. It is now present in every tropical and subtropical country. Adaptation: Papayas have exacting climate requirements for vigorou Carica papaya L. Caricaceae Common Names: Papaya, Mamao (Brazil), Tree Melon. Related…

All About Apricot: Fruit Tree Breeding and Scope in Pakistan

by M.Waseem Akram Introduction: Apricot is considered as a very delicious and an important fruit of the world. It is a member of the family “Rosaceae” and sub-family is “Prunoidea”. Its genus is “Prunus L” and sub-genus is “Prunophora”. Botanical name of this fruit tree is Prunus armeniaca and most of the apricots which are cultivated belong to this species. Some other closely related apricot species are P. brigantiaca vill., P. ansu Komar., P. mume Sieb., P. sibirica L., P. mandshurica…

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