Crop Detail

Rice is quintessentially Asian crop because 90% of rice production and consumption is concentrated in this region. It is the staple food for 50% of the world and 75% of the world's poor Rice is an important food and cash crop, In Pakistan, it is the second staple food after wheat and it's the second largest earner of foreign exchange after cotton. Pakistan is the 11th largest producer and 5th largest exporter of rice. Rice accounts 4.9% percent of the value added in agriculture and 1% percent of GDP of Pakistan. During July March 2013-14, rice export earned foreign exchange of US$ 1.667 billion. During 2013-14, rice is cultivated on an area of 2789 thousand hectares, 20.8 percent higher than last year's area of 2309 thousand hectares. The production stood at 6798 thousand tonnes, against the target of 6200 thousand tonnes shows a growth of 9.6 percent against the target if compared to corresponding period of last year production which was 5536 thousand tonnes, a healthy increase of 22.8 percent witnessed. The rice acreage increased due to lucrative market prices received during the last year which induced the growers to bring more area under cultivation. 

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Crops
Crop Climate Title Sub Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Annual
Crop Economic Title Cash Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Leafhopper Mealybug Leaf folder Stem Borer Wild Boar grass hopper white tip of nematode disease termite
Chewing and Biting Pests
Rice Hispa
Fungal Diseases
Karnal Bunt Leaf yellowing Bacterial Blight Rust Paddy blast Foot rot
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial Blight
Dheela Narrow leaves weeds Broad leaves weeds Post-emergence all weeds

Rice Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Super Basmati -
Kernel Basmati -
Basmati 385 -
IRRI-6 -
IRRI-9 -
KS-282 -
DR-82 -
Basmati rice 12-14 kg per acre
Non-basmati 10-12 Kg/acre
Fakher-e- Malakund 12-14 Kg/acre
Swatai-2014 12-14 Kg/acre
Tara 786 Hybrid by tara crop science .
Tara 777 Hybrid by tara crop science .
Winner 05 by Certus Seed .
Winner 06 by Certus Seed -
lawangai 12-14 kg/acre
kisan basmati -
kashmir basmati 8 -
basmati 370 -
basmati 198 -
Basmati2000 -
Basmati 515 -
Shaheen basmati -
KSK 133 -

Rice Districts Wise Calendar

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Directorate of Agriculture Extension
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