LAHORE – Agriculture Department has been implementing governmental policies for protecting interests of maize growers in the province. The spokesperson for the department said on Sunday that farmers’ rights protection was top agenda of the government. In a statement, he said that...
LAHORE – Punjab Agriculture Department has launched a Procurement Management Information System (PMIS) for transparent and efficient management of public procurement, leading to good governance and delivering value for taxpayer’s money. The launching ceremony of PMIS was held at a...
By Khawar Jabran, Dr Zahid Ata & Dr Muhammad Farooq MAIZE ranks third most grown crop in the world with an area of more than 118 million hectares with an annual production of about 600 million metric tones. In Pakistan,...
Introduction to Corn (Maize)

Introduction to Corn (Maize)

INTRODUCTION Maize being the highest yielding cereal crop in the world, is of significant importance for countries like Pakistan, where rapidly increasing population has already out stripped the available food supplies.In Pakistan maize is third important cereal after wheat and...
Pakistan is largely based on agriculture; it contributes about 25% to the national economy, provides employment for over 50% of the labour force and is main source of income generation in rural areas. During last four years 2002-06, average...
BABY corn, the newly developed corn, is used as a vegetable in many Asian countries. It is used as an ingredient in the preparation of many food items. Its nutritive value is similar to those of non-leguminous vegetables such...
The crops that 200 million people rely on in Africa are under threat from a caterpillar that is spreading throughout the continent, agriculture experts have warned. Urgent action needs to be taken to stop the fall armyworm’s destructive march across the...
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