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Why are trees so important?

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.The canopies of trees act as a physical filter, trapping dust and absorbing pollutants from the air. Each individual tree removes up to 1.7 ...

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Mint Production Technology

Introduction Mint is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean basin and from there, spread to the rest of the world by both natural and artificial means. Japanese mint is cultivated on a large scale .Mint is a primary source of menthol. It is also called Japanese Mint due to its import from Japan. It is a small herb of ...

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Start cultivation of Lemon in the month of August: Agriculture Experts

Lemon is grown in both dry and humid atmospheres, the latter being a disadvantage mainly in the processes of curing and storing. The lemon tree has the reputation of tolerating very infertile, very poor soil. Recommended soils are sand, clay and sandy–clay–deep, with high permeability and good drainage. Black soils are also suitable if not lying over calcareous sub-soil. Ph ...

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WWF pledges to plant 1.4m trees

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pakistan has pledged to plant 1.4 million trees by August 2019 through the active participation of different stakeholders, local communities and passionate individuals.In a press release issued on Sunday, WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan said that whenever it was time to address environmental challenges, often the solutions required policy changes at a government level. ...

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NARC issues guidelines for Congo fever

As Eidul Azha nears, the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) has issued public awareness guidelines to prevent the deadly viral infection commonly known as Congo fever.The Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) does not present any symptoms in animals other than a transient fever, an often overlooked indication. According to information released by the NARC’s Animal Sciences Institute, it cannot be ...

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Start picking cotton when 50 percent of cotton fruit gains maturity

Punjab agriculture department has urged farmers to take special care of cotton during picking, its storage and transportation to market. Pakistani cotton was acknowledged in the entire world. Farmers are suggested to start picking cotton when 50 percent of cotton fruit gains maturity.The cotton picked from infected or immature fruits should be kept away from healthy cotton and they farmers ...

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Irrigation schedule for Moong Cultivation

Moong needs a well-distributed rainfall. Heavy rains at flowering are harmful, even moist winds at this stage interfere with fertilization.Being kharif crop green gram is not required irrigation unless there is dry spell during the kharif season. In summer irrigation should be given according to soil type. Irrigation interval should be 8-10 days in summer. Flowering and pod filling are ...

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Farmers know that rain water grows better and more abundant crops compared to bore hole or river irrigation.This can be explain scientificall. As Magnetic field breaks down minerals into smaller particles making them more bio-available to the plant cells. The bottom line results are dramatic: maximum hydration of healthy water with greater uptake of minerals results in greater yields, larger ...

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Pomegranate fungal diseases are a common issue in plants grown in wet regions during the spring and early summer.

The pomegranate tree originates in the Mediterranean. It prefers tropical to sub-tropical regions but some varieties can tolerate temperate zones. Pomegranate fungal diseases are a common issue in plants grown in wet regions during the spring and early summer. Other diseases in pomegranate are rarer and not permanently damaging to the tree. Pomegranates are fairly vigorous trees or shrubs which ...

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