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Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2001  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 345 - 346

Factors Affecting the Yield of Sunflower in the Province of Punjab (Pakistan)

Muhammad Siddique Javed, Asghar Ali and Hammad Badar    

Abstract: Pakistan spends major chunk of its foreign exchange reserves on the import of edible oil due to poor domestic base of oilseed production. Considering bleak economic condition of Pakistan, it is very essential to save forex reserves by enhancing domestic oilseed production. Among various types of oilseeds grown in the country, the sunflower, a non-traditional oilseeds has the potential to bridge the gap that exists between the domestic demand and supply due to its high oil contents and agronomic suitability to the climatic conditions of Pakistan. This research article attempts to investigate the factor affecting the yield performance of sunflower in the province of Punjab (Pakistan). A Cobb-Douglas type of function has been employed for estimation purpose.

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