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    Varieties Of Lettuce In Pakistan New Season

  • First bite of space-grown lettuce is ‘awesome’, says astronaut

    MIAMI: Astronauts living at the International Space Station took their first bites of space-grown lettuce on Monday, in what scientists described as another step toward enabling human missions to Mars...

    “That’s awesome,” exclaimed NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, after he ate a piece of red romaine lettuce that was grown in a special box aboard the orbiting outpost...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • China helps Pakistan develop hybrid rice varieties

    Pakistan recently sought technological help from China to develop and introduce hybrid rice varieties in all the four ecological zones of the country...

    The Chinese response to the government’s request was prompt, and a team of scientists travelled to Pakistan for a month-long visit...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • India unveil six new Test venues for new home season

    NEW DELHI: Often accused of not taking cricket's longest format seriously, India unveiled six new Test venues on Thursday and announced a busy 2016-17 home season when they will play 13 Tests against four visiting teams...

    “I welcome the new Test venues hosting this prestigious format of cricket and their arrival will take Test match cricket to every corner of the country,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said...

  • Six races mark start of new season at LRC

    LAHORE: Six races in the summer meeting are scheduled at the start of the 2015-16 Lahore racing season at the Racecourse here on Sunday afternoon...

    As the new season starts there seems a great enthusiasm among those professionally involved in horse racing despite the scorching heat and muggy weather in the provincial metropolis...

  • Serena lands in New Zealand ahead of season opener

    AUCKLAND: Newly-engaged Serena Williams touched down in Auckland on Friday and quickly made her way to the court to hit some balls ahead of the start of her 2017 season...

    The 22-time Grand Slam singles champion announced her engagement on Thursday to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit, who accompanied her to New Zealand for the ASB Classic which starts on Thursday...

  • Five questions ahead of new Premier League season

    On the eve of the much-anticipated new season, we look at five key questions:Boasting a supremely talented squad and the unrivalled motivational skills of manager Jose Mourinho, there is little doubt champions Chelsea deservedly start their title defence as the bookmakers' favourites to retain the crown...

    Spain striker Diego Costa, a potent presence with his aggressive style and lethal finishing, bagged 20 goals in 26 league...

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