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Palm Oil Rates Reduced

Rates reduction was observed in palm oil prices in Bursa Derivatives Exchange. Malaysian Market Palm Oil tariffs fell by 0.4 percent to 2583 rupees per tonne fixed. Weigh 25 tons of palm oil in the exchange was traded by 39734 lots.

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Northern Punjab: Cultivation of Sunflower must be started immediately

Agricultural Experts has instructed to start cultivation of sunflower in Northern Punjab instantly and complete it till the end of July while in central & southern Punjab crop should be cultivated after 25th July. Cultivation of autumn crop in central and southern Punjab should be completed till mid-august to get maximum yield. For cultivation Local hybrid seed FH 331 and ...

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Whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

Representative of department of Agricultural said that whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV). So, growers must take immediate steps to eradicate weeds and other host plants from cotton field in time after monsoon to control the attack of whitefly. Important Host plants of Whitefly are okra, tobacco, potato, pumpkin, brinjal, cucumber, bitterguard, tomato, tenda, watermelon, muskmelon, ...

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Tomato Nursery must be raised in time, Department of Agriculture

An official from Department of Agriculture Faisalabad has instructed to raise Tomato nursery as soon as possible and recommended to grow approved varieties Roma, Nageena, and Pocket. Tomato crop must be irrigated with an interval of 8-10 days while in case of low fertile soil this interval can be decreased to 4-5 days. During monsoon Beetle, Aphids, and Termites can ...

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Early sowing of Maize must be done before monsoon season

Agriculture department has instructed growers to cultivate early sowing varieties of Maize before 20th August and recommended heavy loam soil for varieties approved from department of Agriculture that are Sadaf , Sahiwal 2002, Agaiti 2002, Hybrid FH 810. In barani areas maize cultivation must be done before peak of monsoon.

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About 85% of Punjab’s contribution in pulses production, experts

Pulses in Pakistan are cultivated at an area of about 1.5 million hectares annually. Agricultural experts said that pulses in Pakistan are cultivated at an area of about 1.5 million hectares annually, which is 6.7 percent of the total area under cultivation, in which Punjab’s share is 84% with respect to area and with production is 85%. The pulses contain ...

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Mango Export could Increase upto $70 million

This year, mango exports could increase upto $ 70 million, while last year, Pakistan exported one lakh 28 thousand tonnes of maize and earned $ 68 million a monetary exchange. According to Ahmad Jawad, chairman of the FPCCI’s Regional Standing Committee of Horticulture Export, this year major import orders have been received from Western and Central Asian countries.

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Reduction of soybean by 35% in the month

During the first 11 months of the previous financial year 2016-17, the national imports of soybean have declined by more than 35%. According to the Pakistan Bureau of the Statistics (PBS), 87 thousand 551 metric tons of soybean was imported during the month July to May 2016, worth $ 112.531 million and during the same period of financial year 2015-16, ...

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