Enhancing yield: ‘Efforts to improve citrus produce’

Exports could also be increased after ensuring the best production of seedless quality


APP January 31, 2018
Official says hit expected due to high production cost, competition, trade barriers. PHOTO: FILE

SARGODHA: Citrus Research Institute Sargodha (CRIS) is making all-out efforts to help citrus growers improve the quality of their fruit and earn the best rates for their produce. This was stated by Citrus Research Institute Director Muhammad Nawaz Maiken on Tuesday. He said every year, 5,000 to 10,000 plants of seedless kinnow variety were being provided to farmers. “Till date, the seedless kinnow is being produced in some orchards, but its production is not sufficient for exports,” he added. He maintained the biggest citrus institute had been established in Sargodha to improve quality of the fruit. Nawaz Maiken pointed out that exports could also be increased after ensuring the best production of seedless quality. He said that 15,000 kinnow growers were registered in the district and were CRIS instructions for better results.  

Published in The Express Tribune, January 31st, 2018.

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