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    Important Varieties Of Rice In Pakistan

  • PARC approves 11 high-yield rice varieties

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) on Friday approved 11 new high-yield rice varieties for cultivation in various ecologies...

    The varieties approved by the Variety Evaluation Committee include seven hybrid and four open-pollinated (OP) seeds and have been recommended to the National Seed Council...

  • New varieties in rice output and exports

    And, since this objective cannot be achieved without increasing the per-hectare yields, ‘emphasis is being placed on finding ways for it which also include development of new, high-yielding seed varieties and improving farm productivity by other means, like better pre-and-post harvest losses etc’...

    In case of rice, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council approved - in the middle of last year - seven hybrid and four open-pollinated...

  • Council approves 12 new seed varieties

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Agriculture Ikramullah Gandapur said on Tuesday that the provincial seed council had approved 12 new varieties in its 35th meeting...

    Addressing a press conference here at the Civil Secretariat, Mr Gandapur said that the government institutes from across the province presented at least 16 seeds and private companies four new varieties of hybrid seeds for the council’s approval...

  • New onion varieties developed in Lower Dir

    SOME new varieties of onion have been developed and introduced in remote parts of northern areas with the support of a foreign development agency under a project aimed at making local farmers self-sufficient in crop production...

    34m tonnes and Pakistan occupied 8th position with 2...

  • PARC okays 9 hybrid maize varieties for cultivation

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) on Thursday approved nine hybrid maize varieties for commercial cultivation...

    The recommended varieties, four each, belong to multinational and national seed companies while one maize hybrid (Fakhray-e-NARC), one OP variety of maize (NARC-White) and two SS hybrids belong to PARC...

  • Making the most of new wheat varieties

    EXTENSIVE research in wheat varieties in collaboration with foreign institutions over the years has boosted per-hectare yield...

    But local markets are yet to find ways for the realistic price discovery of multiple varieties and a surer supply management...

  • Punjab plans to buy more GM cotton seed varieties

    LAHORE: Despite perceived failure of genetically modified (GM) cotton seed experience in Pakistan and official reports confirming the presence of advanced varieties of bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton seed in use, the Punjab government is reportedly planning to acquire two more advanced varieties from a multinational GM technology provider...

    The agriculture department held a meeting this week to discuss an update on the...

  • New varieties to keep sugarcane output high

    Wider use of high-yield varieties coupled with better farming techniques and some progress in farm mechanisation has boosted sugarcane production from 65...

    Progressive cane growers say and much of the credit for this remarkable feat goes to use of high yielding varieties including Thatta-10 and LRK-2001 in Sindh and CPF-246 and CPF-247 in Punjab...

  • 10 new maize varieties introduced

    ISLAMABAD: Ten new maize varieties developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) have been released for commercial cultivation in the country...

    The Maize and Millets Research Institute (MMRI) in Yousafwala, being one of the leading and the oldest maize research institutes in Pakistan, released four open-pollinated varieties sourced from CIMMYT...

  • Trying to help Pakistan is important for cricket

    Hopefully this can be a significant step in helping Pakistan host international fixtures again after eight years of playing in other countries, including their home series in the United Arab Emirates and England...

    The tour has got the backing and support of all the Test playing nations, the professional players’ unions as well as the International Cricket Council, though the series is being considered as a bilateral series with the...

  • Pakistan played important role in eliminating Big Three: PCB chief

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday said that Pakistan played an important role in eliminating Big Three from the structure of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

    “Big Three was an undemocratic set-up and Pakistan was the only country which raised its voice against this set-up from the very beginning and made the cricket-playing countries realise that Big Three was not going to truly serve...

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