Brazilian scientists help Omani farmers increase citrus & mango yeild

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Two agricultural scientists from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), the leading agricultural educational university in Brazil, visited Omani farmers in the North Al Batinah Governorate to share the latest research and technology for citrus and mango cultivation. Supported by Vale and in coordination with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), ...

Pakistan’s finest: The scrumptious strawberries of Swat valley

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As the strawberry season winds up with vendors replacing the bright red fruit on their pushcarts with various summer specials, the farmers of Swat are content with how their produce fared this spring.Residents of the scenic valley generate most of their income from tourism and agriculture, with hundreds of orchards ...

Pakistan hopes for Date export

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The Director General of the Sindh Board of Investment has stated that Sindh dates have huge potential in international markets, should they receive some investment. A trade mission led by the Sindh Board of Investment, consisting of date palm growers visited the processing plant of Al-Foah Date Processing Company located ...

Health benefits of Persimmon (Japani Phal)

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By Mohammed Rashid, Qarshi industries Pakistan Diospyros kaki is the botanical name of Persimmon or Japani Phal. Diospyros comes from the ancient Greek words, this means more or less "divine fruit", though its literal meaning is more like "Wheat of Zeus". This species, native to China, is deciduous, with broad, ...

30% increase in testosterone production by Pomegranates

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If you are afraid of losing your libido it is not necessary to start taking medication. It can be fixed with a diet rich in vegetables. Asparagus, artichokes, carrots, leek and now also pomegranates. This range of fruits and vegetables can have the same effect as the little blue pill. ...

Pakistan goes ahead with Olive plantation drive

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The government has developed a Rs 382 million plan to encourage olive production across the country by allocating regional belts especially in the three provinces including Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata in order to minimise the annual import bill burden of olive oil on the national kitty. “Under the ...

Papaya is a golden opportunity in Australia

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The Australian papaya industry is relatively small, but strong demand in markets such as Melbourne suggest the industry could expand. At a field day in the Northern Territory this week, growers were given the latest information on the tropical fruit and were lectured on the pros and cons of entering ...

Urgent action called against kinnow disease in Pakistan

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Kinnow growers have appealed to the Horticulture Board of Pakistan to take urgent action over an outbreak of scab affecting the fruit. Farmers Associates Pakistan President Dr Muhammad Tariq Bucha said: "Last year, export orders were cancelled because of the disease in the orchards and now once again there is ...

Existing Germplasm of Ber (Zyzyphus mauritiana) in Punjab, Pakistan

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By Miss Naseem Sharif (Research Officer), Horticultural Research Institute, AARI Faisalabad Ber (Zyzyphus mauritiana) is called apple of desert and is considered king of all arid fruits. It belongs to Family Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family) consisting of more than 170 species distributed throughout temperate, tropical and subtropical regions of world. Ber cultivation ...

Orange production in Pakistan may drop because of disease attack

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SARGODHA: Orange production is likely to decrease by 20 per is year after a disease attack.Director Citrus Research Institute, Altaf-u-Rehman,in a press release on Monday, said that kinno orchids stretched over 220,00 acres of the district yielded one million ton annually but a fatal disease attacked the gardens this year.
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