Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June 4, 2011

DID YOU SAVE SOME ROOM FOR MANGOES..... MR. PRESIDENT ?????

When his wife unveiled the USDA's new nutritional plate yesterday, there definitely wasn't a space for chili dogs.
But that didn't stop Barack Obama wolfing down two in Toledo today - with fries and an extra bowl of chili on the side.
The president happily munched on the unhealthy meal before he visited the city's Chrysler factory, and even teased one of his hosts for ordering ketchup, a faux-pas in his home town of Chicago.
Getting stuck in: President Obama wolfs down a chili dog and fries at the famous Rudy's Hot Dog in Toledo
According to USA Today, he told representative Marcy Kaptur: 'Marcy just wants ketchup. By the way, as an aficionado of hot dogs, you shouldn't put ketchup on hot dogs... I'm trying to teach my girls.'
Those culinary lessons would hardly go down well with his wife, Michelle, who has spent this year touring the country on a crusade against childhood obesity. More...
Meet the mother who eats three boxes of corn starch a day: New show…

FOLLOW UP THREE DAY MANGO FESTIVAL IN HYDERABAD, PAKISTAN SLATED FOR JUNE 23-25, 2011

HYDERABAD: The 3-day Mango Expo 2011 will be held in Hyderabad at Expo Center from June 23 to 25 under the auspices of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

A four member-delegation of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry Dr. M. Fareed Qasim, Saleem Arain, Zaheer Jan and Naeem Aslam visited Mirpurkhas Mango Exhibition and met with Sindh Agriculture Minister Syed Ali Nawaz Shah to seek his support.

The minister assured HCCI delegation of his full support. 
He also asked the Director General Agriculture Extension Hyderabad to provide full support to organizers of the Mango Expo 2011.

The meeting was also attended by District Coordination Officer, Mirpurkhas, Chief Organizer of Mirpurkhas Mango Show, DPO Mirpurkhas and DIG Mirpurkhas.

The Agriculture Minister also consented to attend the Mango Show at Hyderabad. (PPI) 


THREE ADDITIONAL MANGO MARKETS TO OPEN IN ORISSA LOCATIONS TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN MANGO INDUSTRY

Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : 


Atleast three mega mango market will be opened within a week to provide market facility to the mango producers of the state as well as to provide mango in cheap rate to the people. 


The Agriculture Minister Pradip Maharathi told here that three mega mango market will be opened at Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur and Sambalpur within a week and it will work till end of July.


In Bhubaneswar it will be opened in front of the Unit -1 main Market in the campus of plant production centre. Only Orissa produced mangos will be sold here. 


The Minister further told that During the current year at least 33 lakh mango plants will be planted. 


The department will provide all assistance if any youth will be encouraged to make a small mango farm.

FIRST NEWS REPORTS FROM MIRPURKHAS MANGO FESTIVAL...

Efforts underway to introduce post-harvest tech to uphold mango freshnessMirpurkhas—Director General of Agriculture Research Sindh Hidayatullah Chajro has said that efforts are being made to introduce post harvest technology in Sindh Horticulture Research Institute (SHRI) Mirpurkhas for maintaining the freshness of mangoes and promoting its export.

He added that the farmers should resolve their field problems for higher export of mangoes.

He was speaking as chief guest at an interaction programme of growers and exporters for increasing mango exports, held here on Friday in the hall of Sindh Horticulture Research Institute, Mirpurkhas in connection with the 46th National Annual Mango and Mega Summer Fruitd Festival Mirpurkhas- 2011 which was attended by Director SHRI Mirpurkhas Dr. Atta Hussain Soomro, growers Anwer Gondal, Umer Bughio, Mohammad Moosa Dal, Hadi Bux Leghari, General Manager Horticulture Board Abdul Razzaque Malkana, Ch Mukhtar, Noor Mohammad Bhurgari, government officer…

FREIGHTWATCH INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES "REAL TIME" TEMPERATURE TRACKING FOR CARGO SHIPMENTS

Freightwatch International Introduces Temperature Sensing CapabilityTUESDAY, 31 MAY 2011 19:27 GEORGE ZAFIROV LOGISTICS IT LOGISTICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Real-time Sensing To Prevent Spoilage and Loss of Cargo
May 31 2011. Austin, Texas – FreightWatch International, the leading logistics security services provider, announced today it is offering real-time temperature monitoring service in conjunction with its suite of cargo monitoring capabilities. “Temperature monitoring is an integral part of the complete layered security solution, which provides clients with real-time information in the event their shipment becomes compromised by out of bounds temperature or humidity readings,” said to Barry Conlon, CEO of FreightWatch. “By adding these new capabilities, our clients are immediately alerted to ambient temperature changes, which expose susceptible freight to spoilage or contamination.” The temperature capabilities are an add-on option to the state-of-the-art tracking device, the Frei…

MORE PICTURES FROM 46TH MIRPURKHAS MANGO FESTIVAL PAKISTAN 2011

A DRIVE THROUGH MANGO COUNTRY IN SINDH PROVINCE, PAKISTAN

VIDEO FROM 45th Annual Mango Festival Mirpurkhas 2010

IMO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WILL CAVAN FIRST GRADE CLASS PHOTO SURFACES....

WATCH THE WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL ON THE INTERNET TODAY !

Watch now:


http://www.livestream.com/worldsciencefestival
As computers become progressively faster and more powerful, they’ve gained the impressive capacity to simulate increasingly realistic environments. 
Which raises a question familiar to aficionados of The Matrix—might life and the world as we know it be a simulation on a super advanced computer? 
“Digital physicists” have developed this idea well beyond the sci-fi possibilities, suggesting a new scientific paradigm in which computation is not just a tool for approximating reality but is also the basis of reality itself.  In place of elementary particles, think bits; in place of fundamental laws of physics, think computer algorithms. But is this a viable approach?  Is the universe the ultimate computer running some grand cosmic code?  Join a discussion among the brightest minds in digital physics to explore math, computer science, theories of consciousness, the origin of life, and free will—and delve into a world of information that may …

MORE PICTURES FROM MIRPURKHAS MANGO FESTIVAL PAKISTAN

The name of the annual mango festival in Mirpurkhas, called, "city of mangoes festival" , The six-day long 46th mango festival 2011 finished on 2nd jun 2011. 




The location city is MirpurKhas, is famous for its mangoes.


The city holds a mango festival every year, Mirpurkhas city is in Sindh province of Pakistan.


 And Many thanks for posting these pics on IMO blog.


Abid Ali Thebo


Pakistan

REPORT FROM MAJOR MANGO FESTIVAL IN PAKISTAN CURRENTLY UNDER WAY THIS WEEK

MIRPURKHAS (APP): 6-day 46th annual Mango and summer fruit festival, will be held here from May 30 to June 4 next.

This year the event has been changed from national to international fair to be studded with different cultural, musical, sports and other entertainment shows.

Dozens of agriculturists and Mango importers from foreign countries have been invited through Pakistani embassies and diplomatic missions.




"Kinds of mangoes", Hundreds of varieties of mangoes are known to exist in Pakistan. all different in colors and sizes, and each with a distinct flavor and taste - include (varieties name) = Anwar Retol, Dasehri, Langra, Chaunsa, Sindhri, Saharni, Alphonso, Pairi, Fazli and Neelam, etc. and the (Sindhri) is the best of all varieties grown in Pakistan. 


The colour of this variety is yellow, the real colour of mangoes.


 Sindhri is large in size, beautiful in shape and superb in taste. 


In colour, in shape and in taste, the variety has no rival, no match. 


It is simply peerless…

MANGO VARIETIES FROM PAKISTAN AT MAJOR FESTIVAL CURRENTLY UNDER WAY. (June 4, 2011)

CHANGING THE WAY FARMERS LOOK AT THEIR SOIL.....

Cation-Exchange Capacity (CEC)



Cation-exchange capacity is defined as the degree to which a soil can adsorb and exchange cations.



Cation-a positively charged ion (NH4+, K+, Ca2+, Fe2+, etc...)

Anion-a negatively charged ion (NO3-, PO42-, SO42-, etc...)



Soil particles and organic matter have negative charges on their surfaces. Mineral cations can adsorb to the negative surface charges or the inorganic and organic soil particles. Once adsorbed, these minerals are not easily lost when the soil is leached by water and they also provide a nutrient reserve available to plant roots.



These minerals can then be replaced or exchanged by other cations (i.e., cation exchange)





CEC is highly dependent upon soil texture and organic matter content. In general, the more clay and organic matter in the soil, the higher the CEC. Clay content is important because these small particles have a high ration of surface area to volume. 

 Different types of clays also vary in CEC. Smectites have the highest C…