Wheat crop yield can be increased by up to 20% using new chemical technology

UK scientists have created a synthetic molecule that, when applied to crops, has been shown to increase the size and starch content of wheat grains in the lab by up to 20%. The new plant application, developed by Rothamsted Research and Oxford University, could help solve the issue of increasing food insecurity across the globe. […]

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Better opportunities for arable farmers in 2018

Opportunities could be better for arable farmers in 2018 but buyers of raw materials should be “on guard”, according to CRM AgriCommodities director Benjamin Bodart. Investors could be tempted to “jump in” with the current low price and low volatility environment in grain markets while crops remain at risk in key countries. However, any rally […]

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Q&A with Pierre Flye Sainte Marie, head of EMEA, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

On August 31, 2017, Dow Chemical and DuPont completed a merger that brings together three massive businesses in agriculture, materials science and specialty products. The plan is to have them operate together as DowDuPont for 18 to 24 months, at which point they will split into three separate companies. Pierre Flye Sainte Marie, head of […]

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Use of hormones in agriculture

Use of hormones in agriculture

Agriculturists all over the world have developed certain unusual methods by which they successfully cultivate the crop plants.  It is only in recent year’s plant physiologists discovered how plant hormones can be effectives used in agriculture, horticultures, pomiculture and other related fields.  As described earlier, plant hormones have a wide variety of effects and most […]

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Patterns of varietal adoption and economics of rice production in Asia

Rice research remains an important global undertaking to ensure an adequate food supply for sustainable food security of the poor. Improved technologies for rice productivity growth are critical for achieving food security and reducing poverty in the face of increasing competition for land, labor, and water and the challenges posed by global warming. [embeddoc url=”http://oasisagropk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Rice-varities-in-Asia-Economics-and-Pattern.pdf” […]

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Rice in Pakistan 1993-2017

Rice in Pakistan 1993-2017

This statistic show the cultivation area, production per acre and average yield of rice in Pakistan from 1993-2018. Year Area/(‘000’hectares) Sindh Punjab Balochistan KPK Pakistan 1993-94 702.9 1300.6 120.9 62.7 2187.1 1994-95 598.3 1338.7 124.3 63.3 2124.6 1995-96 642.3 1327.8 128 63.7 2161.8 1996-97 701.8 1354.5 130.1 64.7 2251.1 1997-98 689.3 1409.9 151.3 66.8 2317.3 […]

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Challenges facing Pakistan cotton production

Challenges facing Pakistan cotton production

Cotton is one of the most important fiber and cash crop of the world. Pakistan is the 3rd largest exporter of raw cotton and a leading exporter of yarn in the world; contributes nearly 10 percent in the agriculture GDP and is a source of 60 percent foreign exchange earnings. The value addition through cotton […]

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Livestock farmers urged to get maximum production

Livestock farmers urged to get maximum production

Rawalpindi: Farmers Day was celebrated at Union Council Chak Baili Khan on Thursday. Livestock farmers, local body representatives, Veterinary Doctors, para-veterinary staff and field staff members attended the event. Addressing on the occasion, Divisional Director Livestock & Dairy Development Rawalpindi Dr. Ghulam Hussain Bhutta underlined the need of proper healthcare of animals to get maximum […]

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Composting process

One of the environmental problems of farms are the organic waste from pruning, harvesting, post-harvest, manure, grass, fallen fruit, among others. Normally, due to ignorance, lack of adequate space, or time, the common practice with these wastes is burning, burying or abandoning them out in the open until rot. Composting provides the chance to safely […]

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Guar Gum

Gur Gum

Guar gum, also called guaran, is a material prepared from guar beans which has thickening and stabilizing property of use in various industries, conventionally the food industry, but increasingly the hydraulic fracturing industry. The guar seeds are dehusked, milled and screened to obtain the guar gum. It is typically produced as a free-flowing, off-white powder. It is classed as a galactomannan. […]

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