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Cotton Cultivation- Irrigation Schedule

Fields should be irrigated according to the soil fertility, method of sowing, stage of crop and water requirements of the crop. The signs of water deficiency are first visible on the upper bank of the field, which include bluish appearance of leaves, the inter-node distance decreases in the upper branches of the main stem, white flowers at the top, reddening ...

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Steep fall in cotton sowing due to water crisis

Alarming situation has developed as all the major Kharif crops including cotton, sugarcane, rice and maize are looking at a possible acute shortage of irrigation water.According to reports reaching from rural Sindh and Punjab, cotton sowing has been adversely hit by the water shortages. The agricultural economy has a 19 per cent share in GDP and engages 42.3pc of labour ...

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Gardeners are instructed to take special care of fruit trees in the summers

Agriculture department Punjab instructed gardeners to take special care of fruit trees in the summers.Regular pruning helps trees live longer, happier lives. While most fruit tree pruning happens in the late winter, some can be done in the summer, too. Pruning any new branches that are growing from the base of the tree (suckers) or straight up from horizontal branches ...

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Instructions to protect the pomegranate from harmful insects and diseases

Farmers are instructed to protect the pomegranate from harmful insects and diseases to increase per acre yield.The most obnoxious pest is pomegranate butterflyalso called as anar butterfly or pomegranate fruit borer which may destroy more than 50 per cent of fruits . Severe infestation of fruit borer has resulted in the reduction of pomegranate yield as well as cultivation of ...

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Sunflower Cultivation should be started : Agriculture Experts

The sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., belongs to the family compositae. The genus name Helianthus is derived from Greek helios sun and anthos flower, Locally it is know as surajmukhi. Sixty-seven species of this genus are recognized. Besides the cultivated species, many are perennials, ornamentals, and weeds. The sunflower has a shallow root system. The taproot grows as deep as 3 ...

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Economic Importance Of Cardamom Farming

Cardamom is a premium spice globally. There are several food processing industries where cardamom is an essential flavoring ingredient.The commercial part of cardamom is the fruit (capsule) of the plant.It is considered to be a versatile spice, as it is used in both sweet and salty foods.Apart from the seeds, there is an another application of cardamom. And that is ...

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Bitter gourd requires a moderate warm temperature: Agriculture Expert

<p>Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and pH range of 6.5-7.5 is suited for bitter gourd cultivation. This crop requires a moderate warm temperature.Planting season is february to july. Seed rate should be 1.8 kg/ha.Sow the seeds (5 seeds/pit) treated with Trichoderma viride 4 g or Pseudomonas fluorescense 10 g or Carbendazim 10 g/kg of seeds ...

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The Benefits Of Manure Compost : Agriculture Experts

<p>Using manure compost in the garden has numerous benefits. Manure is packed with nutrients that plants need, like nitrogen. Using manure as fertilizer keeps plants healthy and green.&nbsp;In order to maximize the benefits of manure compost in the garden, the proper application is vital. One of the best ways to use manure as plant fertilizer is by mixing it in ...

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Farmers are instructed to take care of the irrigation requirements of sugarcane.

It is very important to take care of the irrigation requirements of sugarcane, particularly in summer months.Farmers must plan their acreage to be planted under cane crop according to the available water at their farm. The aim of sugar cane grower should be to get high yields year after without imparting soil productivity.Sugar cane crop should not be over irrigated ...

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Blight or Brown Spot of Rice and its control

This disease has been recorded all over Pakistan. Initially small dots or circular eye shaped or oval spots appear light in colour on leaves. These spots coalesce and result in linear spots brown in colour. Later on withering and yellowing of leaves occur. Seed setting also affected and causes sterility, shrivelling and show rotting and poor germination.Diseased seeds, plant debris ...

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