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Growers should complete planting of mango plants till 30th September.

Agriculture experts have instructed farmers to complete the process of planting mango plants till 30th September. Healthy and productive orchard requires planning and preparation. They said growers should timely plant mango, so that growth can begin timely. Soil must be properly prepared. Once the trees are planted they need to be protected from the wind and sun. In cold areas, ...

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Optimum temperature and humidity are necessary for growth and yield of tomatoes.

According to agriculture experts, for better growth and development of tomatoes, appropriate climatic conditions are required. Tomato is a warm season crop, it requires warm and cool climate. The plants cannot withstand frost and high humidity. Light intensity also affects pigmentation, fruit colour and fruit set. The plant is highly affected by adverse climatic conditions. It requires different climatic range ...

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Agriculture department instructed farmers to timely irrigate Spinach for better production.

Spinach is an important vegetable of Rabi season and requires a cool and moist climate. Low temperature and high humidity helps in the development of succulent, tender foliage and results in fast growth. Agriculture department instructed spinach growers to timely irrigate for attaining higher production. As it requires abundant moisture for proper growth and development. They said farmers should not ...

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In rainfed areas Lentil can be cultivated till 15th October.

Lentil is the second major winter season food legume after chickpea in Pakistan. It is mainly grown in all the provinces but the two-third area is in Punjab. For the cultivation of lentils, light to medium textured soils with low levels of fertility is appropriate. Fine textured soils are not desirable for its production. The planting must be done in ...

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Drip Irrigation system is suitable for water shortage areas.

Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation system that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface. The goal is to place water directly into the root zone and minimize evaporation. Agricultural experts said that for water shortage ...

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Drone Technology

Drone Technology in Agriculture What are drones?  A drone, in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A drone is a flying robot. The aircrafts may be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS. ...

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Thailand will support Punjab to increase the production of rice and wheat.

Thailand will provide full support for increasing production capacity of rice and wheat, while in this regard, the International Food and Agriculture Organization, Thailand will provide full assistance to the agriculture department of Punjab. They will work with agricultural research institutes to produce such varieties that will give higher production in relatively less time. Those varieties will have resistant against ...

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Farmers are instructed to continue pest scouting in Rice fields.

The rice plant is vulnerable to many insects and diseases from its sowing to harvest. The major insect pests that causes significant yield losses are stem borers, leaf folders, plant-hoppers and leafhoppers. Since the introduction of high yielding varieties, distinct changes have occurred in the insect pest complex of Pakistan. Several species, which were once considered minor pests, are now ...

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Fertilizers should be applied at appropriate time to Jamun plants.

Farmers are instructed to apply fertilizers for Jamun plants at accurate time. Because for proper growth and development of plants, efficient use of fertilizers is very necessary. Agriculture Experts said for Jamun plants if fertilizers are applied at specific time, then fruits growth and development will be best and hence production will increase. They said for Jamun small plants 20-30kg ...

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Farmers are instructed to practice 2-3 hoeing in Maize for weed management.

Farmers are advised to practice hoeing for weed control in maize crop. 2-3 hoeing are required for good management of weed. Farmers are instructed to eradicate weeds at appropriate time. At last hoeing, hilling-up should be done to save the crop from strong accelerating winds due to weather change. Because speedy winds results in crop breakage and falling. Being a ...

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