PARC developed 10 hybrids of 4 crops to increase production: Rajab Ali Baloch

Latest Update: January 13, 2016 | 222 Views

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed ten hybrids of maize, sunflower, canola and fodder to increase production of these crops.

Parliamentary Secretary for National Food Security and Research Rajab Ali Baloch told the House during question hour that efforts are underway to develop rice and cotton hybrids.

He said benefits of these hybrids depend on the volume of investments.

To a question, Rajab Ali Baloch said National Agricultural Research Centre has developed a bio-radiation model for wastewater treatment for irrigation. He pointed out this technology reduces water related and water borne crop diseases and damages to national bio-diversity.


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