Sugarcane today is considered as one of the best converters of solar energy into biomass and sugar. It is a rich source of food (sucrose, jaggery and syrup), fibre (cellulose), fodder (green leaves and tops of cane plant, bagasse,...
PAKISTAN’s economic system seems to be threatened by the unexpected and incredible rise in the price of crude oil in international market in recent period. About 100% increase in crude oil prices in short span of few years has exposed...
ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Bosan Thursday addressed a press conference at Ministry of National food Security and Research to discuss sugarcane subsidy issue . While talking to media persons, he said federal government announced subsidy on...
ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) on Thursday called for revamping the whole system of sugarcane sector to protect the interests of all stakeholders. Representatives of the PSMA said that existing system of sugarcane has many flaws, which should be plugged up.  They highlighted...
ISLAMABAD: The cabinet has turned down a request to revoke the previous Pakistan Peoples Party government’s step for timely payments to sugarcane growers and avoiding manipulation by the influential millers. The request had been made by the Ministry of Industries and...
KARACHI – Rice export from Pakistan has seen significant growth and crossed dollars one billion by the end of January since July 2017 showing increase of 29 percent in value and 15 percent in quantity. In a statement here on Friday, the Senior...
KARACHI: Matco Foods Limited, one of the leading basmati rice exporters in Pakistan, has said the money it raised through an initial public offering (IPO) will be mostly used for expansion of its high-margin business to allow the company to...
ISLAMABAD – National Coordinator on Rice Crop of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has presented the working papers of all the sixteen proposals of rice hybrids for the recommendation to the Federal SeedCertification and Registration Department. The proposals were presented in the meeting of the Variety...
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...
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