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Successful Onion Growing: Vegetables Business

By Joey & Holly Baird - Onions are a staple of many backyard gardens but many gardeners have problems with onions and there can be several reasons for this. The main problem that gardeners face with onions is that they will not bulb up and that is the whole reason of growing onions. Some of the reasons can be bad soil. Bad soil can be a lack of nutrients if you don’t replace what you use with organic material such as leaves, compost, or organic fertilizer then your soil can suffer.…

Onion farmers advised to take steps to meet production target

January 15, 2015 MULTAN(APP) - Agriculture experts have advised farmers to shift onion nursery to production field in the ongoing month of January to meet the production target of 385,210 ton in Punjab. Pakistan is ranked fifth in the world with regard to onion production and the Punjab government has set sowing target for the year 2014-15 at 113,150 acres and production target at 385,210 ton, a spokesman for agriculture department Multan said on Wednesday. Sowing and production…

Healthy aspects of onion in human beings

by Muhammad Mahran Aslam, M. Imran Aslam and Asif Saeed Onion (Botanical name; Allium cepavar.cepa L) is a biennial plant. We grow it as an annual plant. It can grow up to 70 cm in height but modern varieties have plant height range from 15 to 45 cm. Leaves are bluish green and inflorescence is umbel shaped of white to pink to pink flowers on its top. Its bulb is underground and has small, tiny roots. Its seed color is shiny black. Vegetative Propagation and Reproductive Propagation…

Exploration of new markets pushes Pakistan’s export: Agriculture

* APFVEA chairman says export volume of fruits and vegetables stood at $625m in a year By Tanveer Sher KARACHI: Agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan's economy. Exploration of new markets for fruits and vegetables of the country has elicited positive results, which is evident from the fact that the country’s exports have made a substantial jump of 16 percent during the last one year. According to All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (APFVEA) Chairman Waheed…

Traders begin importing onion from India to offset shortage

April 02, 2013 GHULAM ABBASF Pakistani importers are reported to have started to import onion from India to offset a shortage because of the gap in domestic production, sources told this correspondent on Monday. They said that as many as 300 containers had reached Karachi, while import orders had been placed for 500-600 more containers to meet the local demand. The massive import, sources said, was the result of the gap in crop harvests of Sindh and Balochistan. According to market…

Onion’s advantage and disadvantage

March 3rd,  2013 Dr.Shakeel Ahmed ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!PLEASE READ TO THE END: IMPORTANT, In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied…

Agricultural scenario 2012-13

Monday, 19 November 2012 By Dr Aamer Irshad LAST year, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 3.1 per cent against the target of 3.4 per cent. Low production of wheat and some minor crops was the main cause of missed targets despite better harvests of some major crops like cotton, sugarcane and maize along with satisfactory performance by the livestock sector. Bad weather and floods predominantly remained the major causes of lower agricultural output. In the same…

Low support price, high input costs to hurt wheat output: experts

ASMA RAZAQ & FAZL SHER November 02, 2012: Pakistan is likely to miss the wheat production target of 25 million tons set for the crop season 2012-2013 because of low support price fixed by the government for 2012-13 as well as the hike in the price of farm inputs, said Chairman of Agri-Forum Ibrahim Mughal on Thursday. He said: "Wheat sowing season has started in Punjab from October 31 while in Sindh, it started 15-20 days ago. The government has fixed the wheat production target of…

Agriculture in Pakistan

Pakistan's principal natural resources are arable land and water. About 25% of Pakistan's total land area is under cultivation and is watered by one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Pakistan irrigates three times more acres than Russia. Agriculture accounts for about 21.2% of GDP and employs about 43% of the labor force. In Pakistan, the most agricultural province is Punjab where wheat and cotton are the most grown. Some people also have mango orchards but due to some problems…

Commodities rates in Lahore market

LAHORE, September 16, 2012: Agriculture Marketing Information Service Punjab (AMISP) issued rates of agriculture products in local market on Saturday. The following are 100 kg rates of different agriculture products in Lahore market: Maize minimum Rs 2000 and maximum 2200, Rice Super Karnal Basmati (New) minimum Rs 10000 and maximum Rs 11000, Rice Basmati (old) minimum Rs 11500 and maximum Rs 12500, white sugar minimum Rs 4980 and maximum Rs 4980, white gram (local) minimum Rs 10500…

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