Ahmad Fraz Khan

Uncertain cropping pattern

Hot weather would also restrict vegetative growth, force the crop into early pollination and affect the yield Published Jan 18, 2016 07:00am

Market sidelines tractor industry

Instead of making suitable machines to cater to the small farmers, the industry persisted with producing big tractors. Published Jan 11, 2016 07:07am

Surplus potato crop

With domestic consumption hovering around 2.3m tonnes and another 500,000 tonnes reserved for meeting seed requirement Published Jan 04, 2016 07:42am

Kinnow exports amid sliding currencies

The government fixes the fruit’s export target at 400,000 tonnes against actual exports of 350,000 tonnes last year. Published Nov 30, 2015 06:45am

Worsening nutrition deficit

Animals and poultry used to be sources of milk and egg for children and small incomes for their parents. Published Nov 16, 2015 06:55am

Rice market distortions

This dismal scenario is now entering its fourth year, with the government unwilling or unable to plan and play... Published Nov 09, 2015 07:10am

Time for innovative crop policy

If the acreage under wheat is reduced, there will be room for other (perhaps more vital) crops. Published Nov 02, 2015 07:05am

Steep fall in production of pulses

With a cropping intensity of over 150pc in Punjab, pulses have little chance to stand against better yielding crops. Updated Oct 19, 2015 07:33am