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Impacts of climate change on global agriculture

Impacts of climate change on global agriculture and ultimately the food security are serious threats for feeding the growing population. The only viable option to mitigate these impacts is development of climate resilient crop varieties that can thrive in more extreme, changeable and uncertain environmental conditions. In the changing scenario, PGRFA have become crucial for minimizing risks of crop production. ...

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Date palm valley project launched

The Punjab Agriculture Department launched a project of Date Palm Valley for South Punjab at a cost of Rs780 million. The Punjab Agriculture Department’s official told APP that the objective of the project was to transform nine districts of south Punjab into Date Palm Valley.The country was earning a handsome foreign exchange annually by exporting dates, he said. He added ...

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Export of Fruit and Vegetable has increased

There is a huge increase in demand of Pakistani mango, citrus fruit , guava, peach and apple in all over the world. Other than fruits, demand of vegetables such as Okra , bitter gourd, zucchini, Gourd, and muskmelon etc has been also increased. Japan, Korea, Iran, France, British, America, Middle East, Gulf and Western countries have started importing Pakistani fruits ...

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CCP asks govt to abolish sugarcane support price

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) asked the government for abolishing the support price of sugarcane and let the market determine the price based on supply and demand.The CCP has recommended measures to the federal and provincial governments for making the sugar industry more efficient, improve sugarcane quality, enhance and diversify production processes, and focus on export competitiveness.Taking notice of ...

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How and When to Prune a Palm Tree ?

Experts recommend that you wait until spring to prune your palm tree. Those dead fronds may be somewhat unattractive, but they will help protect the palm from summer’s heat and winter’s cold. Sterilize and sharpen your pruning tools before you begin. Generally, you’ll need pruners, garden knives and pruning saws when you are trimming a palm tree. Wear safety glasses ...

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Soil and climate requirement for Avocado

Avocados cannot tolerate hot dry winds and frosts, typically grown in tropical or semitropical areas with rainfall in summer and humid, subtropical rainfall areas. Intolerant to saline conditions and optimum range of pH is from 5 to 7, are characteristics of this unique fruit. The climate zone of avocados is from true tropical to warmer parts of the temperate zone. ...

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Weed control is important in agriculture.

Weeds compete with productive crops or pasture, ultimately converting productive land into unusable scrub. Weeds can be poisonous, distasteful, produce burrs, thorns or otherwise interfere with the use and management of desirable plants by contaminating harvests or interfering with livestock.Weeds compete with crops for space,nutrients, water and light. Smaller, slower growing seedlings are more susceptible than those that are larger ...

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Plant Protection Measures for Pomegranate

Insect pests mostly observed are fruit borer, mealy bugs, aphids, white fly and fruit sucking moths. Spraying with dimethoate , deltamethrin or malathion etc. depending upon the type of pest infestation has been found to be effective in most cases. The main diseases reported are leaf spot and fruit rot. Application of Mancozeb (2g./l.) during rainy season in case of ...

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BASF signs agreement to acquire additional seeds and crop protection businesses and assets from Bayer

Vegetable seeds business, certain seed treatment businesses,R&D platform for hybrid wheat and digital farming platform included,Complements BASF’s agricultural solutions offer to farmers,Adds further capabilities and opportunities for growth and innovation. In addition to the agreement signed in October 2017, BASF has signed an agreement to purchase further businesses and assets, which Bayer offered to divest in the context of its ...

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