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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…

Government urged to begin paddy procurement from farmers

October 11, 2013 Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) Chairman Dr Ibrahim Mughal has urged the government to direct Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (Passco) immediately starting procurement of paddy directly from the farmers at the rate of Rs 100 per maund (IRRI-06) and Basmati at Rs 2200 per maund. In a statement issued on Thursday Mughal alleged that IRRI-06 crop is ready and reached the market after harvesting but middlemen in the market had brought down its price from…

Paddy to be sown over 4.268 million acres of land in Punjab

May 31, 2013 Over 4.268m acres of land would be brought under paddy crop during Kharif season in various rice (paddy) growing areas of the Punjab. Sources in Agriculture department told us on Thursday that the Provincial Agriculture department initiated a well-knit training programme for the paddy growers on the preparation of nurseries and cultivation of paddy crop aimed at attaining the fixed target in the Punjab. This exercise aims at attaining the fixed target of the crop in the…

Plantation and Vegetation: Agriculture

March 20, 2013 Plantation The Cornell Plantations are botanical gardens located adjacent to the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. The Plantations proper consist of 25 acres (10 ha) of botanical gardens and 150 acres (61 ha) of the F.R. Newman Arboretum. The greater Plantations includes 40 different nature areas around Cornell and Ithaca, covering 4,300 acres (1,700 ha) of rich and diverse habitats. The origin of the Plantations dates back to Cornell's beginning in the…

Rice export orders witness 60pc fall

November 19, 2012 LAHORE - The rice export orders have registered a sharp decline of 60 per cent than last year, as the artificial hike in prices of paddy, apart from causing inflation in the country, has knocked the exporters out of the international markets due to ineffective pricing against neighbouring country of India, industry sources stated on Sunday. They said that Pakistan produces 6 million tons of rice while local consumption is just 2 million tons. Rest of 4 million tons…

Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology paddy field attracting birds to airport vicinity: Official

Nov 18, 2012 By Riyan Ramanath V, TNN BHUBANESWAR: It is not only animal wastes and trees, but paddy cultivation in the fields adjoining the Biju Patnaik airport runway is also attracting birds posing threat to flights, airport authorities said here on Saturday. The northern end of the 9,000-meter-long expanded runway falls close to a sprawling patch of nearly 62-acre paddy field belonging to the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). The university uses…

Seed cotton prices hike by Rs 150/40kg

November 13, 2012 RAHIMYAR KHAN - Due to apprehensions of lower domestic cotton production against earlier estimates for the current year, the cotton ginners have prompted with enhanced purchasing of seed cotton. The prices of seed cotton (phutti) have risen by Rs 100 to 150 per 40 kg in various parts of the country and touched highest price of this season Rs 3,000 per 40 kg during last two days. It is expected that prices of cotton lint will also show corresponding upward…

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