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  • England, Wales among top seeds for World Cup draw

    SAINT PETERSBURG: England and Wales will take their place among the top nine European seeds for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying draw in Saint Petersburg on Saturday...

    The top seeds are based on the FIFA world rankings from June meaning previous World Cup winners Italy and France are only second seeds...

  • Saving seeds for harvesting

    The home production of vegetables — with emphasis on organic — is progressively becoming more popular throughout the country; yet, despite the number of garden supply stores having multiplied, gardeners are still finding it difficult to source a decent range of seeds...

    It has long been common practice here for garden stores to import bulk tins or packets of seed from just a handful of international companies and then to repackage...

  • Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

    This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin...

    The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they've used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say...

  • Taiwan sowing the seeds of Hakka revival

    Tired of being cooped up in a Chinese medicinal product factory, San Huang gave up his manager job in 2015 to return to his home town...

    The 33-year-old bachelor swapped his suits and computer for boots and the hoe to work on his father’s orange farm in Dahu, western Miaoli County
  • GARDENING: ‘How Do I Germinate Hard Seeds?’

    I reside in Karachi and recently imported flower seeds from Germany for Sweet William, Mexican ivy, hollyhock, phacelia, carnation, borage and strawberries...

    It’s an exciting range of seeds which should all do well in Karachi with suitable care...

  • Sowing seeds of hope

    Locally produced seeds are now more easily available for crop cultivation than before which is why the yield of some major and minor crops is on the rise...

    Officials of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNSFR) say that local production of seeds exceeded the target in the last fiscal year thanks to a revamp of the seed business’s regulatory regime...

  • JIT report carries seeds of upheaval

    ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted by the Supreme Court to probe money laundering allegations against the Sharif family, set in motion a political upheaval by reporting that the prime minister and his children had accumulated wealth beyond their known sources of income...

    The JIT’s damning report, submitted to the Supreme Court and spread over ten volumes, declared that both Hussain and Hassan Nawaz were used as...
  • Distribution of cost-free certified seeds in Punjab

    This is a long over-due exercise as most of the seeds, even those introduced during the last decade, had fallen prey to all kinds of diseases...

    These seeds are covering up to 85pc of the current sowing season and have regularly caused big problems for individual farmers...

  • In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early

    SYDNEY: The Australian government's focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalised Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say...

    Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to...
  • Controversy over commercial use of GM corn seeds

    A HEATED controversy is raging over whether or not the government has given a go-ahead to some multinationals to make commercial sale of GM corn seeds at a time when the Seed (Amendment) Bill, which allows it, has yet to be passed by the Senate...

    But in response to a point of order raised by an opposition MNA in the National Assembly a fortnight ago, two federal ministers Khurram Dastgir and Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan categorically...

  • Of fruit, seeds and flowers

    I have started a kitchen garden and want to know how to save seeds from vegetables as there are no seed stores in our location...

    Tomato seeds can be extracted from purchased tomatoes and planted or tomatoes can be thickly sliced and the slices planted just underneath the surface of top quality compost, seedlings will soon appear...

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