Vegetable farmers trained in seedling production Vegetable growers from various regions of the country were provided a comprehensive training here by the scientists of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) to help them produce healthy seedling for better and enhanced crop production.
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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 […]
Matching Grant Support to Enterprises On-Farm Production Grants i. Farmer Enterprise Groups (FEGs) In order to overcome economies of size disadvantages it is vital to organize smallholder farmers into groups to engage in collaborative activity including production, post-harvest processing, value addition and marketing. Under this sub-component, funding will be provided to NGOs and RSPs to […]
The battle for Pakistan’s agriculture The first battle never really took off even after 66 years – restoring unduly appropriated land to the tiller – and a second more destructive and far-reaching battle is already upon us. Monoculture killed three-fourths of global biodiversity and soils: GM can only hasten extinction.
The Ministry of Finance has released Rs 1.5 billion to Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) for payment of salaries and procurement of raw material
The Ministry of Finance has released Rs 1.5 billion to Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) for payment of salaries and procurement of raw material The Ministry of Finance has released Rs 1.5 billion to Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) for payment of salaries and procurement of raw material, it is learnt. Presently, PSM is facing a serious […]
Plant breeding & genetics: experts suggest changes in curricula The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Agriculture, Peshawar held a three-day meeting on “The National Curriculum Revision Committee in Plant Breeding and Genetics.” Experts from 12 universities of all over the country participated and suggested necessary changes/recommendations in the existing national […]
Tomato Towers September 5-2013 It’s been just over a month since we installed our new metal conduit trellises and they are working out delightfully. Kat planted these boxes before I actually designed the trellis, so there are really way too many things growing up (8 square feet for one side of trellis).
6 Easy Herbal Remedies For the Summer September 5-2013 Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere. Nature abounds with plant and animal life. This is great for us outdoorsy folk but there is also the problem of heat, insects, sunburn, and poison ivy. Here are six herbal remedies that can be made with […]
New technology to address farmers’ issues September 4-2013 Pakistani and international experts have underscored the need for coordinated efforts to address the problems of farmers, increase crop productivity as well as incomes by encouraging growers to use state-of-the-art machinery meant for lowering the cost of production. These views were expressed in a meeting attended by […]
Organic Gardening 101: How to Prevent Powdery Mildew September 3-2013 A turn of the knob and a push of the backdoor reveals a late summer rainstorm has retreated from a perfect gleaming sun high in an unblemished sky. The array of flora calls to you as your bare feet move through a moist warming field. […]
Studies Find Pesticides Lower IQ and Cause Neurological Disorders September 2-2013 Since the late 1990s, three U.S. universities have been investigating the impact of common chemicals in the environment on brain development. Berkely has focused on an agricultural area in California, while Mount Sinai and Columbia have followed multi-ethnic, low income families in New York […]
Tarbela extension: who forced Wapda to select non-responsive company August 31-2013 The World Bank””s single email to Chairman Wapda is said to have forced the Authority to select “declared non-responsive” company for Tarbela Hydropower projects 4th extension in place of responsive bidder, well informed sources told Business Recorder. Wapda has selected Chinese Company Sinohydro for […]
Govt’s top priority is to ensure food security August 31-2013 The government of Pakistan gives high priority to the agriculture sector to ensure food security in the country. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) appreciated the role of the Italian government for supporting the people of Pakistan through different projects in the field of agriculture in […]
Policy inputs: Making agriculture business-oriented August 31-2013 Pakistan Agriculture Council (PAC) will host a day-long seminar at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) titled “How Business Can Transform Pakistan’s Agriculture.” Speakers will focus on policy options from a business point of view and business success stories for transforming agriculture from a traditional to technology […]
Workshop on efficient irrigation system held for farmers August 29-2013 Peshawar : A three-day training on ‘Irrigation and Efficient Irrigation System’ for the farmers of FR Peshawar on Wednesday kicked off at the University of Agriculture. The training being organised by P&D Dept, University of Agriculture, Peshawar. Hussain Zada, Secretary Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives, Govt […]
Fukushima Leak Emergency: Hundreds of Tons of Radioactive Water Flow into Pacific Daily August 27-2013 As 300 tons of contaminated water flow daily into the Pacific from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan’s government is working in crisis mode to make sure the leak, which the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has failed to contain, […]
Common Chemicals Worsening U.S. Obesity Epidemic August 27-2013 Most people think that diet and exercise are the two factors that determine a person’s weight. If we eat a good diet high in fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly, then we should not have to worry about being overweight. However, according to the Institute for Agriculture […]
Fukushima Radiation: Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over, Or Worse…. August 27-2013 The heart-breaking news from Fukushima just keeps getting worse…a LOT worse…it is, quite simply, an out-of-control flow of death and destruction. TEPCO is finally admitting that radiation has been leaking to the Pacific Ocean all along. and it’s NOT over…. […]
How Gardening Will Phase Out The Welfare State August 26-2013 A recent study was conducted, state by state, of the monetary value of welfare benefits for a mother with two children. They found that in New York benefits would be around $38,000, the seventh highest in the nation. The study explains the comparison of such […]
Effective Microorganism Activated Solution (EMAS) August 26-2013 Having convinced to try out EM-1 (concentrate), and you want to maximize its potential, considering that EM-1 in the Philippines is still quite pricey. The solution is to EXTEND the EM-1. Extending is the term that we use to describe the multiplication that we do in the present […]