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Wheat Cultivation

Government may miss wheat target, claims Wattoo

January 15, 2015 BR Report - President Punjab PPP Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has expressed his apprehensions that country may miss the wheat target for this year due to water shortage following the load-shedding as farmers are not able to run their tube wells. He said that the impression of present government as anti-farmers government was strengthening with every passing day. All the representatives organisations of the country are against the government, he observed. He pointed out…

Wheat hits six-month high

December 19, 2014 - Reuters - Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures surged 4 percent on Wednesday, rising for a fifth straight session on worries that Russia, a key global supplier, might restrict exports to cool domestic prices, traders said. Strong US ethanol production bolstered corn, while soyabeans firmed on technical buying. CBOT March wheat settled up 25-1/4 cents at $6.48-1/2 per bushel, after reaching $6.50-3/4, the highest spot price on a continuous price chart since May 23.…

Wheat cultivated over 2.5mn acres of land

Saturday, 06 December 2014 SIALKOT(APP): About 2.5 million acres of land has been brought under wheat crop during Rabi crop season in Gujranwala division. Agriculture Department official on Saturday told us, the process of wheat sowing has been completed in various districts of the division while the Agriculture department has finalized arrangements in the division to achieve the targets of wheat crop. The Agriculture department was extending full assistance and guidance to the…

Wheat cultivation becoming unfeasible for small farmers

October 20, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA The livelihood of small-scale wheat growers, in recent years had been threatened by low use of urea fertiliser that adversely affects their grain production. Wheat cultivation is purely not a profit earning activity for small farmers that individually own about two acres or less. These farmers typically sell about half of their produce and store remaining crop for consuming at home. According to a recent study on Pakistan agriculture conducted by Bank of…

Wheat cultivation on 16.5m acres

October 16, 2013 SIALKOT  - Over 16.5 million acres of land will be brought under wheat crop during Rabi season in the province and the Punjab Agriculture department has finalized all arrangements in this regared.  The step has been taken to make the ‘grow more wheat drive’ successful in the province and under the programme special attention was being paid on bringing maximum land under wheat crop.  Apart from, this special competitions would also be held for wheat growers across the…

High input costs to adversely impact wheat output

ABDUL RASHEED AZAD October 25, 2012: The domestic wheat production is expected to decline during Rabi Crop Season 2012-13 on the back of high input costs, officials and agriculture experts said on Wednesday. They said that growers were not ready to dedicate additional land for wheat sowing because of surging prices of fertiliser, electricity and diesel. Therefore, Pakistan is estimated to produce 23 million ton of the food grain in 2012-13. Pakistan has harvested bumper wheat crops for…

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