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Tea consumption up in Pakistan

A massive increase of 35.8 per cent in per capita consumption of tea in Pakistan has been recorded from 2007 to 2016.According to the current market situation and medium-term outlook, published by the Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations, Pakistan is among the seven countries where per capita consumption of tea has been increased.The highest increase was seen ...

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Pak-China Collaboration to strengthen Agricultural Sector

The Plant Protection and Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Agriculture Sciences PR China, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and MNS University of Agriculture Multan (MNSUA) will carry out joint work especially on the cotton curl leave virus and whitefly.It was decided at a meeting held between Chinese delegation team and UAF entomologists at the Department of Entomology. The meeting ...

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New plants of mango must be cultivated till December :Agriculture Experts

Farmers are instructed to grow new mango plants till December to have best yield. Suitable temperature range is 15 to 40oC. Low temperatures are extremely harmful. Frosts and hot winds cause great damage to the trees. Young plants need protection against frost and hot winds.Suitable temperature range is 15 to 40oC. Low temperatures are extremely harmful. Frosts and hot winds ...

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Cultivation of Cauliflower must be completed till end of August :Agriculture Experts

For early crop the vegetable is sown between May and August and transplanted between early July and September. For late crop, it is sown between September and October and is transplanted between October and November. To cultivate healthy and free of disease nursery, following precaution should be taken: Land full of chemical fertilizer should be chosen; water drainage should be ...

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PFMA asks government to announce long-term policy for export of wheat

The Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) has asked the government to announce a long-term policy for export of wheat and wheat made-ups.In a joint statement, PFMA officer bearers including Asif Raza, Liaquat Ali Khan, Iftikhar Mattoo and Mian Riaz said that the upcoming government should announce a long-term policy for export of wheat and related products for saving over 10 ...

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CPEC is set to transform Pakistan’s economy

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a hot topic these days. The government wants to sell it as its major achievement, while the opposition claims its contribution in negotiating during its tenure.A quick review of the documents shows that the CPEC seeds had been sown long ago. Beijing Declaration 2003 gives the first footprint of the concept. Pakistan’s former ambassador ...

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Bihar hairy caterpillar Management in Groundnut

The adult is a brown moth with a 40-50 mm wing span and a red abdomen.Eggs are laid in clusters of 50-100, on the lower side of leaves.The larvae are covered with long yellowish to black hairs and are up to 5 cm long.Pupation takes place in the soil under dry foliage and debris.The pupa forms a thin silken cocoon ...

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Radish Variety ‘Pearl Top’ cultivation must be done in the month of August: Agriculture Experts

Agriculture experts recommended farmers to cultivate Pearl Top variety of Radish for best results and high yield. 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. ...

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