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Corn

Worldwide, about 50 species of corn exist and consist of different colors, textures and grain shapes and sizes. White, yellow and red are most common types. White and yellow varieties are preferred by most people depending on region. In Pakistan, corn is 3rd important cereal after wheat and rice and it's an edible grain. It is considered as a major crop along with cotton, sugarcane, rice and wheat. It is sown on approx. 1 million hectares area with production of 3.3 million MT. Out of total corn production, around 60% is used in poultry feeds, 25% in industries and remaining percentage is
used as food for human and animals. Demand in production of corn is increasing day by day due to its use as Biofuel and Silage. Pakistan's hard working farmers are truly availing the benefit of favorable environmental conditions and achieving two successful corn crops in a year. There are two corn seasons in a year i.e. autumn (tropical / sub-tropical genetics) and spring (temperate genetics). Corn crop has proved to be a better and more profitable choice of farmers. Contribution in yield comes from use of hybrid seed with better crop management inputs. Pioneer Pakistan Corn Hybrids

Pearl Millet

Pearl Millet is grown for grain as well as for fodder production. The grain can be used in poultry and cattle etc. The developing countries in Asia and Africa contribute around 93% of total millet production in the world. Asia alone contributes 43% of world millet production. In Pakistan, Pearl Millet is sown on 1.2 million acres and its production is 0.3 million tons. This crop is mostly sown in rainfed areas after rain and is an important coarse grain crop in Pakistan. It is able to grow in areas that experience frequent periods of dry weather during either the vegetative or reproductive phases.
Despite its economic importance this crop has received little attention compared with wheat, rice and maize. During last few years, due to increase in population and industrialization, area under pearl millet has decreased dramatically. There is a need to grow high potential hybrid seeds that can be grown on irrigated as well as rainfed areas that can help farmers to increase his income. Pioneer Pakistan Millet Hybrids.

Rice

Rice is the main food for half the people in the world & approximately 114 countries cultivate rice. About 90% of total rice is produced in Asia. It is the second largest staple food crop in Pakistan and is a major source of export earnings in recent years. It accounts for 4.4 percent of value added in agriculture and 0.9 percent in GDP. It is one of the most important sources of employment and income for rural people. Pakistan grows high quality rice to meet both domestic demand and exports. Rice is full of vitamins, minerals & proteins and provides an excellent source of vitamin E, vitamin B (thiamin, niacin), potassium etc. Rice
Straw, more or less equivalent in production weight to grain, is used as fuel for cooking, roofing material, livestock feed, fertilizer etc. In 2009-10, area sown under rice was 2.8 million hectares and the production of the crop was 6.8 million tons. Hybrid rice has a yielding advantage over the best commercial rice varieties. Hybrid rice seed demand is increasing day by day due to its high yield potential especially in Sindh and southern Punjab. Pioneer Pakistan Rice Hybrids.

Mustard

Mustard is grown as an oilseed crop in Pakistan. After cotton, mustard is the second most important source of oil and contributes on an average, about 21 percent in the edible oil production. Mustard seed is a rich source of oil and protein. The seed has oil as high as 46-48 percent; Whole seed meal has 43.6 percent protein. Mustard meal is an excellent feed for animals. They are also planted to grow saag (greens) which are stir-fried and eaten as a vegetable preparation, sarson ka saag. In Pakistan, mustard is sown on 0.5 million acres and its production for seed is 0.2 million tons and for oil is 0.05 million tons. After cotton, mustard is a
major oilseed crop. It is well adapted in temperate region and requires cool temperature for vegetative and reproductive growth. Pioneer Pakistan Mustard Hybrids.

Last Modified:July 1, 2011
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