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Growers urged to use bio-slurry as organic fertilizer

The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has once again directed the cotton growers to carry out twice a week ‘pest scouting’ of their crops and consult local agricultural experts for selection of pesticides in case attack of white fly, Jassid and mealy bug crosses the economic threshold. In an advisory issued here on Tuesday, the department said that the crop has ...

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Why it is so important to keep the farmers updated?

Agriculture is the root of Pakistan as more than 60 percent of the population of country is associated with agriculture. Twenty-two percent share of agriculture in national GDP. The cotton, wheat, and rice produced in Pakistan has special importance in international market and the country get foreign exchange. Nevertheless, the agricultural sector’s growth is very slow. We are producing more ...

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Poultry sector demands subsidy of Rs20 per kg

Lahore: The poultry sector’s high costs have forced the industry to seek help. As a result, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Chairman Rai Mansab Ali has asked the government to provide a relief package. At a press conference, Ali said that the cost of the poultry sector is already high due to load shedding. According to Ali, the broiler average rate ...

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Success Story: Milking money in the dairy farm business

FAISALABAD: Eight years ago, after graduating from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Basharat Jaspal decided to try his luck in retail business. Today, when he looks back, he feels it was one of the best decisions of his life. Jaspal started a dairy farm with five buffaloes and climbed the success ladder. Within eight years, he became the owner of ...

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District livestock officer Faisalabad raided the fake cotton seed cake making factory

Faisalabad (News views service) District livestock officer Faisalabad Dr. Saliha Gull with her team has raided Ali cotton seed cake and oil mill located at tandlinawala and caught red handed guilty person making fake cotton seed cake. That factory has been already sealed several time but owner open the factory by breaching law. Whenever Department livestock with other district departments ...

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Wheat Production in Pakistan

Wheat in Pakistan grown under different agro-ecological zones. In irrigated areas, wheat is planted after cotton, rice and sugarcane. In rainfed areas wheat is grown in sequence with maize, sorghum, pearl millet and after fallow especially in low rainfall zone. In the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, as well as North China, irrigation has been a major contributor to ...

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Tinda Soil & Climate: Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and pH ranging from 6.5-7.5 is best suited for Tinda cultivation. This crop requires a moderate warm temperature. Tinda prefers light or sandy soils where its roots can penetrate easily. Tinda is mainly cultivated in the lowlands, from sea-level up to approximately 1000 m altitude. It ...

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Cultivation of Pumpkin Introduction It is a favorite and popular vegetable of many people during summer and rainy season. Pumpkin is one of the most important cucurbitaceous vegetable crops. The ripe pumpkins are used as cooked. It is one of the main vegetable in any festival. It is round or long in shape. Climate It is warm season crop. But ...

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Promoting export: Two-day mango festival staged in Morocco

The Ministry of Agriculture Morocco also collaborated with the Embassy of Pakistan through participation of representatives of local agriculture chambers. KARACHI: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organised a two-day ‘Pakistan Mango Festival’ in Morocco from August 7-8, 2016. The main event of the festival was preceded by the public tasting event held in four cities of Morocco simultaneously, ...

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Radish Crop in Pakistan Climatic and Soil Requirement Radish is essentially a cold-season crop and can be cultivated throughout the year but October to January is the best period. The high temperature of summer causes the plant to develop small tops, and roots rapidly become pithy and strongly pungent after reaching maturity. For this reason it is difficult to produce ...

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