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Towards agricultural mechanisation
Agricultural machinery manufacturing has been growing on increased demand in domestic market. But in the absence of industry-specific policy, sustainability of the trend looks uncertain. From tractors and front-end loaders to wheat and maize thrashers to potato diggers.
January 2014

The Future of Agriculture May Be Up
Want to see where your food might come from in the future? Look up.The seeds of an agricultural revolution are taking root in cities around the world—a movement that boosters say will change the way that urbanites get their produce and solve some of the world's biggest environmental problems along the way.
May 2013

Floriculture in Pakistan
Pakistan is a country of small farming households, where, floriculture is the best option of enhancing the income of the under privileged.
March 2013

Ongoing Rabi crop season: Figures reveal govt missed wheat sowing target by 3%
The market figures revealed that the government has missed the wheat sowing target by 2 to 2.5 percent in the ongoing Rabi crop season for the year 2012, it was learnt on Monday.
January 2012

Growing okra in coastal areas
OKRA, called Bhindi, is cultivated in tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate regions. It can also be grown in the coastal areas of Pakistan.
Aug 2012

Dairy farming offers 25% return
Dairy farming offers a lucrative opportunity for investment to corporate and trading companies as the sector can provide a return of more than 25 per cent, an official of Pakistan Dairy Development Company (PDDC) said.
July 2011

Turning Potohar into olive growing region
Though Punjab has declared it as an olive area but it is still to come up with concrete medium- and long-term planning for the crop.
July 2011

Upgrading dairy technology
OUTDATED dairy farming practices have undermined growth potential of this sector, which exceeds the combined value of two major crops — wheat and cotton.
June 2011

Promoting floriculture
FLORICULTURE is fast emerging as a profitable venture and the country is also earning a sizable foreign exchange by exporting roses to Middle East and European countries.
June 2011

Growing hybrid vegetables
FARMERS and the private sector have joined hands to cultivate hybrid vegetables and adopt innovative growing techniques to raise crop yield in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In Takht Bhai, Mardan, farmers opting for technique of growing hybrid vegetables, see it as a route to their prosperity.
May 2011

Growing mushroom in tobacco barns
MUSHROOM can be cultivated anywhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but it is more convenient to sow it in areas where tobacco is grown.
May 2011

Reducing post-harvest vegetable losses
VEGETABLES, though, only second to staple when placed on national food security list, are facing enormous problems that are causing fall in production, and their post-harvest losses, already alarmingly high, are increasing.
April 2011

Productivity can be boosted through honeybee pollination
WITH the first half of April remaining unusually cold, and another spell of rains threatening not only to prolong the cold wave into the second half of the month but also making it humid, the wheat crop in Punjab is under stress.
April 2011

How to enhance citrus export
THE citrus, mainly kinnow, export season is at its fag end and has proved to be a mixed blessing for the country. On the one hand, almost 10 per cent of the crop was lost to the alternate bearing factor and weather vagaries.
March 2011

Revival of trout farms in Swat valley
THE citrus, mainly kinnow, export season is at its fag end and has proved to be a mixed blessing for the country. On the one hand, almost 10 per cent of the crop was lost to the alternate bearing factor and weather vagaries.
March 2011

Viral attack on cotton crop
An area of over 800,000 hectares in 28 districts of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has been identified having great potential of growing olives, and if exploited this source will considerably reduce the country’s import bill for edible oils, officials said.
October 2010

Italy to fund olive cultivation project
An area of over 800,000 hectares in 28 districts of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has been identified having great potential of growing olives, and if exploited this source will considerably reduce the country’s import bill for edible oils, officials said.
July 2010

How to develop floriculture?
UNFORTUNATELY, Pakistan has negligible share in worldwide floriculture trade despite having fertile lands, best irrigation system, and rich resources to venture in this enterprising business which not only generates rural employment but also fetches precious foreign exchange.
November 2009

Role of tissue culture for elimination of viral disease
IT is shocking that ten Afghans are reported to have died and more than 100 fallen ill with liver disease after eating wheat contaminated with a poisonous plant that grows with it. It is the second such incident after 1974.
October 2009

Stocking grains for family use
IT is shocking that ten Afghans are reported to have died and more than 100 fallen ill with liver disease after eating wheat contaminated with a poisonous plant that grows with it. It is the second such incident after 1974.
April 2009

How to improve sugar recovery from cane?
DESPITE an increase in area under cultivation, timely rain, judicious use of fertilisers, improved cultural practices and better management, sugar crisis is still looming large in the country.
March 2009

Post-harvest processing for quality rice
The level of efficiency of field management operations with timeframe of weather, pest and disease incidence at different crop stages and post-harvest processing have a bearing on the yield and quality of paddy and eventually the amount, quality and cost of milled rice and the by-products.
October 2008

Sudden death of cotton plant results monetary losses
GREEN Revolution has been a perennial dream with successive governments, and the current government is no exception. It starts off with all kinds of right noises for agriculture, but, unfortunately, a positive outcome remains a distant dream.
October 2008

Farm mechanisation and food security
GREEN Revolution has been a perennial dream with successive governments, and the current government is no exception. It starts off with all kinds of right noises for agriculture, but, unfortunately, a positive outcome remains a distant dream.
Jul 2008

Raising rice nursery for better yield
RICE is an important cash crop grown with its coarse and fine cultivars in kharif. Although resources such as gravitational canal system for irrigation and environmental conditions etc., favour paddy production, the average per acre yields is 25 maunds per acre which is two to three times less than the yield in other rice producing countries.
May 2008

How to increase pulses output
PULSES are the most important crop next to cereals which belong to the family leguminosae. They are an excellent source of protein and are inexpensive as compared to animal protein.
March 2008

Baby corn — a commercial vegetable
BABY corn, the newly developed corn, is used as a vegetable in many Asian countries. It is used as an ingredient in the preparation of many food items. Its nutritive value is similar to those of non-leguminous vegetables such as cauliflower, tomato, cucumber and cabbage.
February 2008

Management of crops in frost
SEVERE winter weather conditions can create many problems for crop plants jeopardising their health and even their lives. The frost can significantly damage different parts of the plants resulting in low agricultural productivity.
February 2008

Integrated management of sugar cane diseases
SUGAR CANE (Saccharum officinarum) is grown all over the country as one of the important cash crops. Apart from being the main source of sugar, the crop provides essential ingredients for chipboard, paper, chemicals, plastics, paints, synthetics, fibre, insecticides and detergent industries.
January 2008

Wheat cultivation in rain-fed areas
December 2007

Advantages of compost in crops farming
December 2007

Significant of Bt Maize to enhance yield
November 2007

Scope of olive cultivation in Pakistan
October 2007

Crop air pollution assessment methodology
June 2007

Ftilizer selection for sustainable agriculture
May 2007

Rice-fish aqua culture improves farm income
May 2007

Improving sugar recovery
May 2007

Rice ratooning: a technology to increase production
April 2007

Maize: cereal with a variety of uses
March 2007

Laser technology and irrigation efficiency
March 2007

Wilt: The most common and destructive disease of crops
February 2007

Weed management in wheat crop
January 2007

Venturing in spinach cultivation
December 2006

Promoting use of microbial biopesticides
November 2006

Technologies for increasing wheat crop
November 2006

Diseases of crops
October 2006

Adopting latest rice planting systems
October 2006

Crop yield from drip irrigation
September 2006

The Most Easy and Economical Mushroom Cultivation Methodology
September 2006

Green-house vegetable cultivation
September 2006

Onion diseases and IPDM
September 2006

Foliar fertilizers
September 2006

Upgrading technology for lemon production
August 2006

AAB monitoring device, cultural practices and chemicals for management of mango tree mortality
August 2006

Health benefits of grapefruit
August 2006

Mealy bug: An emerging threat to cotton crop
July 2006

Potato yield, storage and exports
May 2006

Issues, challenges and opportunities in floriculture
April 2006

Storage of grain
April 2006

Biological control of weeds, pests and diseases
April 2006

Saving cotton from the pink bollworm
January 2006

Potential of cumin cultivation
December 2005

Potato Crop Health Management through IPM Approach
December 2005

Return on date orchards in Balochistan
December 2005

Rice productivity and its export
November 2005

Managing salinity for sustainable agricultural development
November 2005

Beneficial food and efficient medicine through Cultivation of straw mushroom, volvariella volvacea
October 2005

Conservation technologies in farming
October 2005

Trout farming — a lucrative business
October 2005

Enhancing yield with planting machine
August 2005

Strawberry cultivation
April 2005

Seed production technology
January 2005

Oil palm: a crop of the future
November 2004

Dissatisfaction over increase in wheat support price
October 2004

Water conservation strategies
October 2004

Viral diseases of economic crops
October 2004

Red-leaf-disease in Sindh cotton belt
October 2004

Fertilizers management to compensate water shortage
October 2004

Biological control of natural enemies
October 2004

Mango diseases and their management
September 2004

Improving the marketing system of vegetables
August 2004

'Karnal bunt' disease in wheat
August 2004

Watercourses lining, a popular activity
August 2004

Herbs at your doorstep
August 2004

Wheat growing on saline soils
August 2004

Encouraging vegetable cultivation
August 2004

Future of genetic engineering and bougainvillaea flowers in Sindh-Pakistan
July 2004

More Yield with Less Water. How Efficient Can be Water Conservation in Agriculture ?
July 2004

Seed security
July 2004

Growing lychee trees under datepalm in Khairpur
June 2004

Weather pundits forecast extra stress
June 2004

A tree with a purpose Gliricidia sepium
June 2004

 

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