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Cultivation of potatoes

Cultivation of potatoes should start in mid-September, so it is possible to harvest it on time. Optimum temperature of required for potato production is 20 to 25 centigrade while soil temperature should be 15 to 18 centigrade. For potato cultivation 1200 to 1500 kilograms per acre of seed is required which should be healthy and free from diseases.

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Wheat production in this year is expected to reach 25.5 million tones

Due to additional wheat production during the last two years, Pakistan has decided to export 5 million tones of stock stored wheat before the new crop in March, 2019. According to agricultural experts, keeping the government in mind the trend of low prices in global markets, it will be commercially easier for export of wheat abroad. According to experts, this ...

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Free distribution of olive plants in potohar region.

The Punjab government under its five-year (2015-2020) plan will provide 20 lac high quality olive saplings free of charge for plantation in the Olive Valley this year. The Olive Valley comprises Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, Attock, Mianwali and Khushab districts. The program is aimed at promoting local production of olive oil and decreasing import bill of edible oil sector. Growers will ...

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Weeds are a major limiting factor in strawberry production.

Strawberry is a very delicate fruit. It is packed with vitamin C and also contains valuable minerals. Weed control is one of the greatest challenge for strawberry growers. Since strawberry plants are relatively slow growing and are poor competitors, weeds quickly invade and establish itself. Strawberry fields are kept in production for several years and weed populations change within the ...

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TDAP criticised for its failure to boost exports

PESHAWAR: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s vice-president Riaz Khattak said on Sunday that the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) had become a white elephant as it could not jack up exports despite spending heavily on foreign exhibitions at popular tourist destinations. Mr Khattak, who is also chairman of the Business Advisory Committee of the Khyber ...

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