ECNEC puts off decision on Dasu Dam, seeks cost revision The country’s highest project approval body on Wednesday deferred a decision on the 4,600-megawatt Dasu hydropower project after finding its cost exorbitantly higher at Rs735 billion – an issue that the Ministry of Water and Power is reluctant to address despite earlier warnings.
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China agrees to invest 52 billion USD in Pakistan in next five years China has agreed to invest around 52 billion USD in major projects to include dams, motorways, fiber-links, garments city, mineral resources, energy sector including coal, construction of tunnels, economic corridor, Gwadar port, oil refinery, railway, and agriculture.
How to Grow Citrus Fruits Overview Whether selecting lemons, grapefruits, oranges, tangerines or kumquats, citrus are a delicious and appealing addition to any home garden. With dark, shiny leaves that grow year round and fragrant blossoms in the spring, citrus trees provide the advantage of a flowering plant with a generous harvest of fresh fruit […]
Specification of Peanut Combine Harvester Our recommended Peanut Combine Harvester are innovative with patent. – peanut combined harvesters. This Peanut Combine Harvester is multi-functional, which combining digging out fruits, pulling up vine, clamping convey, shaking off soil, picking up fruits, vibration sieving, separating by roller and chain, cleaning by fan and collecting fruits. The harvester […]
Sell Corn Harvester Equipment 4ZQ-220 maize harvest cession of Taiwan, set harvesting, transportation, threshing, cleaning and sorting, straw on the whole, a machine more versatile and incorporate the wheat, 4ZQ-220 maize harvest cession of Taiwan, set harvesting, transportation, threshing, cleaning and sorting, straw on the whole, a machine more versatile and incorporate the wheat, the […]
Cotton, maize and sugarcane crops: met Office warns farmers of pest, viral attacks The Met Office has warned the farmers of pest and viral attacks on sugarcane and other standing crops following the expected monsoon rains in the upcountry. “Pest/viral attacks and more weeds growth are expected after monsoon rains in sugarcane and other […]
Up to 80 percent price hike registered in all varieties of fruits The sky-rocketing prices of fruits in wholesale and retail markets have pushing the buyers beyond their purchasing power, as registering an hike of 70 to 80 percent in all varieties of fruits during the first 10 days of the holy month of Ramazan. […]
Don’t rush maize establishment Maize growers have been urged not to rush into drilling crops this spring, despite the mild winter and relatively high soil temperatures. Early-sown crops are more prone to being “knocked back” by colder weather, which will reduce yield potential and possibly put them at greater risk from wireworm damage, says Hutchinsons […]
Educational and Training Programs for Biogas Theoretical and Practical Training One of the essential elements in the implementation of a biogas program is the proper training of those to be responsible for planning, constructing, operating and repairing the plants. Theoretical and practical training must therefore be regarded as an indispensable part of the implementation strategy. […]
Two held: firms making fake pesticides, chemicals raided Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) raided a fake pesticide and zinc sulphate manufacturing company and took into custody fake goods worth hundreds of thousand rupees and handed over two accused to the police for further proceedings. According to PAD spokesman, District Officer Agriculture (Extension) Muhammad Waris Thakur and […]
15.25 percent increase in export of fishery products recorded There has been a 15.25 percent increase in the export of the fish and fishery products. This was stated in a press release of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping released by media cell here on Saturday. It said that in pursuance of the policies framed […]
Manifold increase in demand of dates in twin cities In holy month of Ramazan, the demand of dates has increased manifolds in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Owing to the demand, small vendors have set up date’s stalls at various places in the twin cities to facilitate the citizens, while shopkeepers have also displayed […]
Farming marches forward Tomasz Szulc from the Industrial Institute of Agricultural Engineering in Poznań told the participants of this year’s Science – Business – Agriculture Conference about the latest trends in agricultural technologies available on the market.
Matatiele farming community to celebrate successful first harvest The Ongeluksnek community in Matatiele will receive its 10% share from its first harvest as part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) dry-land cropping programme on Thursday, 11 March 2010. The community will also be signing a social charter which will formalise relationships between the AsgiSA EC, farmers, […]
Soilborne Disease Management in Organic Vegetable Production Introduction Soilborne diseases can be a major limitation to crop production, particularly for vegetables. They are often difficult to control, even with conventional strategies. Fungal, plasmodiophorid, oomycete, and bacterial pathogens, as well as viruses and plant parasitic nematodes, may all cause soilborne diseases. Important soilborne fungal pathogens are […]
Challenges before second Green Revolution Merely announcing the second Green Revolution is not enough – there is a need to speed up agricultural production as well. In order to achieve a high growth rate and maintain food security, increased productivity is extremely important and this will be a challenge in the upcoming Union Budget.
The Development of Agriculture The Farming Revolution Taking root around 12,000 years ago, agriculture triggered such a change in society and the way in which people lived that its development has been dubbed the “Neolithic Revolution.” Traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyles, followed by humans since their evolution, were swept aside in favor of permanent settlements and a […]
KP Governor vows to make Gomal Zam project beneficial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said that keeping in view the vast impact of the Gomal Zam Project in improving socio-economic uplift of the people of the area, every possible step will be taken to make it fully beneficial for the respective people […]
LCRA may restrict water for rice growers in 2014 Rice farmers in Texas may find themselves without adequate water for a third year if Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Directors decide to approve a staff request to seek emergency curtailment authority in 2014 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). That request would limit […]
Delta Agrar expects apple production to rebound in 2013 After a frost cut apple production in Serbia last year, Delta Agrar, an apple grower and shipper based in Novi Beograd, Serbia, is planning on 2013 bringing much better yields. Delta Agrar, which is part of Delta Holdings, has 350 hectares on which they grow a […]