SIALKOT – Over 4.445 million acres of land will be brought under paddy crop during Kharif season in various rice growing areas of Punjab. Sources from agriculture department told APP on Sunday that Paddy would be sown over 3.80 lakh...
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...
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...
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Introduction to Rice

Rice Oryza Sativa L. a member of the grass family, along with wheat and corn, is one of the three crops on which the human species largely subsists. Rice is now one of the most important crops at the global...
THE unsustainable management practices in Punjab have damaged soil fertility and health, leading to promotion of chemical fertilisers which too is inefficient to the desirable level, according to the Soil Fertility Atlas recently published by the Food and Agriculture...
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