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Guar

GUAR PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY SOIL The guar crop prefers a well-drained sandy loam soil. It can tolerate saline and moderately alkaline soils with pH ranging between 7.5 and 8.0. Heavy clay soils, poor in nodulation and bacterial activities are not suitable for this crop. Soils with medium to light constituents without excessive moisture are suitable for its cultivation. Even soils with ...

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Millet

Pearl Millet is an important coarse grain crop in Pakistan specially in areas where drought is common, despite its economic importance this crop has received little attention compared with wheat, rice and maize. It is grown in most districts south of latitude 34 0N, but is particularly important in: Gujrat, Gujranwala, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Attock and Jhelum in ...

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Garlic

GARLIC PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN Garlic Overview Garlic is the second most widely used cultivated allium after onion. It has long been recognized all over the world as a valuable spice for foods and a popular remedy for various ailments and physiological disorders. It is grown throughout Pakistan and consumed by most of the people. It is used practically all over ...

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Potato

Over the years, potato has become an important crop for both farmers and consumers in Pakistan. It is the fourth most important crop by volume of production; it is high yielding, having a high nutritive value and gives high returns to farmers. The recent large increase in acreage was reached by an intensification of the cultivation in existing potato growing ...

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Citrus Fruit Cultivation

Introduction and Importance Citrus fruit is grown in all four provinces of Pakistan but Punjab produces over 95% of the crop because of favorable growing conditions. Citrus is divided into different groups namely Sweet oranges, Mandarins, Grape fruits, Lemons and Limes which are commercially grown on an area of 5 lack acres throughout the country with an average yield of ...

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Cauliflower

Production technology of cauliflower CAULIFLOWER originated from Europe, spread to other countries and at present is cultivated in many parts of the world.. In Pakistan, it was grown on 1,697 hectares and its production in 2004-05 was 17,277 tones. This crop is developed from broccoli, and is considered as one of the refined and delicate vegetables and is cultivated for ...

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Grapes Production Technology

Grapes Overview The grape belongs to genus Vitis which comprises about sixty species. However, the principal species from which the cultivated grape has been derived is Vitis vinifera. There are three broad divisions of grapes: Dessert grapes, wine grapes and Raisin grapes. Grapes are rapidly becoming a popular home grown fruit. They are consumed fresh, as juices and wine, as ...

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Maize Cultivation

Maize is a popular kharif fodder in Pakistan and finds much use as fodder for livestock and poultry. The crop can be harvested in 60 – 65 days and it can be grown in most parts of the country. The green stalk has high carbohydrate contents so it is an enchanting feed for poultry. Hybrid seed should not be used ...

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NARC Collaborates with Switch Communication to Promote m-Agriculture

Pakistan NARC and Switch Communication Pvt. Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 2nd June, 2016 in order to help farmers and farming in Pakistan. Dr. Nadeem Amjad Chairman PARC chaired the ceremony whereas Secretory PARC Mr. Muhammad Tariq & CEO Switch Communication Mr. Ibrar Khan signed the MoU. Other officials who attended this ceremony include the Director ...

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Gram

Gram is a major Rabi pulse crop in Pakistan. It is grown in areas after rain and floods. It is a short duration crop and can be grown between September and November. The best time for sowing is the second week of October. Being a leguminous crop it is well suited under dry tracks. It requires winter climate weather condition ...

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