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    How To Get Weed Seeds In Pakistan

  • New aquatic weed surfaces in Thatta

    Unfortunately again after about three decades, a new highly invasive aquatic weed has appeared in the vicinity of Gharo, Thatta, on coastal highways...

    Presently this aquatic weed known as Salvinia molesta (kariba weed) is limited to a narrow water channel not more than 200 feet long and can easily be eradicated manually...

  • US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient over weed killer

    SAN FRANCISCO: A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million on Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer...

    Jurors unanimously fou­nd that Monsanto — which vowed to appeal — acted with “malice” and that its weed killers Rou­ndup and the professional grade version RangerPro contributed “substanti­a­l­­ly” to Dewayne Johnson’s terminal illness...

  • Weed protection for rice seedlings

    TODAY Pakistan is facing two major disasters: one is the coronavirus and the other is the desert locust...

    Locally known as kandero, the Alhagi weed becomes so thorny after its leaves dry that it is difficult for locust to penetrate throughInstead of ground support from the provincial and federal governments, the growers have to resort to beating drums to keeping the locusts at bay...

  • 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...

  • Farhan stuns Danish, top three seeds make semi-finals

    LAHORE: Except fourth seed Danish Atlas Khan, all top three seeds — Nasir Iqbal, Aamir Atlas Khan and Farhan Zaman — qualified for the International Squash Championship semi-finals at the Punjab Squash Complex here on Saturday...

    Published in Dawn, April 26th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Taiwan sowing the seeds of Hakka revival

    ”The gamble is paying off for Mr Huang, who now earns NT$1 million (US$3,312) a year, thrice what he used to get, by selling oranges, jam and organising experiential farm tours...

    Like Huang, a small but growing group of young people belonging to the Hakka dialect group are moving back to their home towns in western Taiwan to get in touch with their roots...

  • 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...

    I would like to know their sowing time, if they need special handling and how should I store them until it is time for sowing?A...

  • 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

    See: Sharif family’s tax returns turned out to be handy for JITThe report said the financial structure and health of companies in Pakistan that are linked to the Sharifs also do not substantiate the family’s wealth and a significant disparity exists between the wealth declared by the Sharifs and the means through which they generated income...

    Moreover, the report highlights the “irregular movement of huge amounts in shape of loans...

  • 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...
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