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    Green Chilli Farming In Pakistan Tresemme

  • Surge in green chilli, capsicum prices

    KARACHI: Prices of green chilli (hari mirch) and capsicum (Shimla mirch) saw a sharp increase on Monday, with the former being sold for Rs320 per kg and the latter for Rs480 per kg...

    Market sources said green chilli and capsicum prices had been under pressure this month...

  • EPICURIOUS: FEELING CHILLI?

    It will probably take longer to read this article than it will to start a pot of soul-satisfying chilli bubbling on the stove...

    The protein-packed beans proved to be incredibly filling, while heat from the chilli powder helped to clear sinuses and warm the body up considerably...

  • Timely rain spices up chilli outlook

    THE growers of longi chilli, a type known for its spicy taste and distinctive aroma, anticipate a better harvest this season despite a drop in the area under cultivation...

    The acreage has decreased to 74,100 acres during the current season (2017-18), due mainly to the shortage of irrigation water in chilli-producing areas in March and April when sowing was at its peak...

  • GARDENING: ‘TINY BLACK BUGS ON MY CHILLI PLANTS’

    There are tiny black bugs on my chilli plants in Multan: the plant leaves and flowers have withered away...

    The bugs are either aphids or black fly, both can be easily controlled at the first sign of infestation by spraying warm soapy water in the evening — spraying should be done under as well as on top of the leaves — or by spraying with garlic water, chilli spray or a neem-based organic spray...

  • India to use chilli-based weapons in held Kashmir

    Although a final decision is yet to be taken, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh indicated that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel would now use PAVA shells, a chilli-based munition that temporarily incapacitates the target and renders it immobile...

    PAVA, or Pelargonic Acid Vanillylamide, also called Nonivamide, is an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper...

  • Online trading of red chilli

    A PILOT project designed to eliminate middlemen and establish direct online links between farmers and buyers of red chilli has started functioning...

    Red chilli growers have also started improving their farming practices (by reducing contaminants in their crop) to get a better price for their produce...

  • India to swap pellet guns for chilli shells in held Kashmir

    SRINAGAR: Police and troops in India-held Kashmir will use chilli-based shells instead of pellet guns to quell protests, a minister said Monday, after hundreds of civilians sustained serious eye injuries in weeks of unrest...

    They demand independence for the region or its merger with rival Pakistan...

  • In theatre: Sheikh Chilli revisited

    The loveable, roly poly and clumsy Sheikh Chilli (Aadi Adeel Amjad) breezes through one adventure after another, blundering along with aplomb, seeking the help of the young audience in sticky situations, and singing and dancing with them when scoring a victory...

    Firdousi) appeared dressed as old people and explained what was about to happen in the play, beating a hasty retreat as Sheikh Chilli’s reclining pose appeared on stage... ...

  • Govt plans to boost chilli exports: Bosan

    KARACHI: The government is taking measures to tap chilli exports potential of 90,000 tonnes a year, which can help the country earn $47 million in foreign exchange, the federal food minister said on Tuesday...

    He also stressed the need for improving per-hectare yield and adopting modern techniques to make the chilli crop free of aflatoxin, a substance that can cause liver damage and cancer...

  • Chilli, punches thrown as Sri Lanka parliament brawls for second day

    Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker had to be escorted into the chamber ringed by police on Friday as violence broke out for a second day, with lawmakers throwing chilli powder and furniture in the melee between rival factions in the island's constitutional crisis...

    MPs broke furniture and attacked officers and some Rajapakse loyalists were also seen throwing chilli powder at rival legislators and police...

  • Pakistan, Belarus to cooperate in dairy farming

    ISLAMABAD: The second meeting of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Working Group on Agriculture concluded here on Friday with the signing of protocols which laid the negotiating platform for creation of joint ventures to produce dairy products in Pakistan using raw materials imported from Belarus...

    As a follow-up to the decisions taken at the joint working group’s first meeting, Pakistan has submitted to Belarus protocols for phytosanitary...

  • Olive farming takes root in Potohar region

    Now, 52, the farmer did not see his economic condition improve until he took the difficult decision five years ago to turn to olive farming – then an alien practice in the area...

    Like Tajamal, there are scores of other farmers in the Potohar region who have switched to olive farming as the Punjab government has resolved to turn Potohar into an olive valley and is fully facilitating the growers...

  • Sustainable farming needed for food security: FAO

    ISLAMABAD: More productive and sustainable farming systems need to be developed to meet growing food demand, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report said on Monday...

    In the long term, the consolidation of farmland by investors may occur alongside the continuing fragmentation of land operated by traditional farming communities...

  • Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming

    Farmers all over Pakistan are suffering the same heartbreak, as a season of unusually heavy rain and cold weather continues to destroy crops across the country...

    Heavily in debt and tired of struggling against the worsening effects of climate change, some farmers have decided to abandon crop farming altogether, instead turning to raising cattle and poultry as more reliable sources of income...

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