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Canola Production Technology

Canola is the important crop of Brassica group grown as oilseed crops in Pakistan. It has remained one of the major sources of oil in the sub-continent for centuries. It is rich source of oil and contains 44 – 46% good quality oil. In addition, its meal has 38 – 40% protein that has a complete profile of amino acids ...

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Red Bean Production Technology

Introduction Red beans are moderately easy to grow, but you do need to make sure that the roots do not get waterlogged or otherwise damaged at any point during the season. Like many other bean varieties, Red beans can be grown as bushes or as vines, so you will need to choose a type that works best according to the ...

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Wheat Production in Pakistan

Wheat in Pakistan grown under different agro-ecological zones. In irrigated areas, wheat is planted after cotton, rice and sugarcane. In rainfed areas wheat is grown in sequence with maize, sorghum, pearl millet and after fallow especially in low rainfall zone. In the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, as well as North China, irrigation has been a major contributor to ...

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Peanut Cultivation

Groundnut is an important cash crop in barani areas (potohar Region) of upper Punjab and parts of KPK. In Sindh, it is grown under irrigated conditions. About 84 % of the total groundnut area lies in Punjab, 13% in KPK and 3 % in Sindh. During 1998-99, the total area under groundnut was 97,500 hectares with the production of 104,000 ...

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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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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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Mung Bean

Mung bean (Vigna radiata) is grown mainly for its edible seeds, which are cooked, fermented, roasted, sprouted, or milled. In Pakistan, mungbean seeds, like other pulses, are split in a mill, separated from the husk, and then cooked as dal. Mungbean also is used in making soups, curries, noodles, bread, and sweets; the seeds roasted with spices are also very ...

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Masoor

Lentil is the second major winter season food legume after chickpea in Pakistan. It is mainly grown in all the provinces but the two-third area is in Punjab. The area as well as its production has been decreased gradually (almost to 40% mainly due to shift of main lentil area to other crops, weed and disease problems, and non-availability of ...

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Tobacco

Tobacco (Nicotiana spp.) is an important cash crop. It is raised for its leaves which are used as cured product. It is smoked as pipe, cigar, cigarette or hookah, and also used as snuff or chewed as a liquid in various forms. India ranks third in the world tobacco production and second in the flue-cured tobacco exports. It earns about ...

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame or “til” is the most ancient crop cultivated for its oil in the sub-continent. Its seeds contain between 50 and 58 % of very good semi-drying oil, mostly with oleic and linoleic triglycerides. Its oil is stable and does not rancid even after long exposure to air. Sesame oil contains about 22 % and the cake about 42 % ...

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