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Promoting export: Two-day mango festival staged in Morocco

The Ministry of Agriculture Morocco also collaborated with the Embassy of Pakistan through participation of representatives of local agriculture chambers. KARACHI: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organised a two-day ‘Pakistan Mango Festival’ in Morocco from August 7-8, 2016. The main event of the festival was preceded by the public tasting event held in four cities of Morocco simultaneously, ...

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Radish

Radish Crop in Pakistan Climatic and Soil Requirement Radish is essentially a cold-season crop and can be cultivated throughout the year but October to January is the best period. The high temperature of summer causes the plant to develop small tops, and roots rapidly become pithy and strongly pungent after reaching maturity. For this reason it is difficult to produce ...

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Cabbage

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea or variants) is a leafy green or purple biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Closely related to other cole crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, it descends from B. oleraceavar. oleracea, a wild field cabbage. Cabbage heads generally range from 0.5 to 4 kilograms (1 to 9 lb), and ...

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Carrot

Carrot Production Technology in Pakistan Carrot (Doucus carota) is a very poplar vegetable in Pakistan. It is rich in carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, and contains appreciable quantities of thiamine and riboflavin. It belongs to the Umbelliferae family and is probably a native of Europe and British Isles. Trends, Area, Production And Yield: There has been a progressive increase ...

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Cucumber

Cucumber in Pakistan Introduction of Cucumber Cultivation: Cucumber is one of the famous and widely cultivated vegetable plant to the gourd family of “Cucurbitaceae”, genus of “Cucumis”. This is basically a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are used as vegetables. Oils extracted from cucumber seeds are used for medicinal purpose. Slicing, pickiling and burpless are the three main ...

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Turnip

Turnip Production Technology Soil and Seedbed Preparation Although it can be grown on a wide range of soils, but deep, friable, highly fertile loamy soil is best for its cultivation. Turnips thrive well on moderate to slightly acidic sandy loam soil. Sandy loams are preferred for early-market roots and greens. Thorough preparation of soil is important for the development of ...

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Spinach

Spinach Production Technology Climate and Soils This is an important vegetable of Rabi season and requires a cool and moist climate. Low temperature and high humidity helps in the development of succulent, tenders mild flavored foliage and quick growth. The plant prefers sunshine. For seed development and maturity, plant requires long and warm days. Spinach germinates best at soil temperature ...

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Tomato

Tomato in Pakistan Introduction Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is one of the most important vegetables worldwide. As it is a relatively short duration crop and gives a high yield, it is economically attractive and the area under cultivation is increasing. Tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family. Tomatoes contribute to a healthy, well-balanced diet. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, essential ...

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Peas

Cultivation of Peas Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has not declared horticulture as industry. The govts have neither shown priority nor tackled it’s ruptured traditional mechanism of production and trade. Resultantly, the sector has been kept in lurch with consequences of low production, low per capita consumption and low trade. Low outlays have been allocated to infrastructure development, which otherwise, requires ...

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Bitter gourd

Varieties Co 1, MDU 1, COBgoH 1 (Hybrid), Arka Harit, Priya and Preethi are mainly cultivated. CO.1 : Selection from local type from Thudiyalur. Fruits are medium long and dark green fruits weighing 100-120g. Yield potential is 14.0 tonnes/ha in a crop duration of 115 days MDU 1: Induced mutant with long green white fruits warts the fruit length 30-40cm ...

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