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Cotton harvested field should be grazed by the sheep and goats, Agriculture Department

Agriculture Department has advised farmers to allow sheep and goats to feed on unpicked bolls and burs left in the cotton fields after last picking as this will assist in the control of pink bollworm. Pink bollworm is one of the most destructive pests of cotton. The damage is caused by the caterpillars only. They are pink and are found ...

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Sugarcane crushing season will be started from 15th November.

According to sources, sugarcane crushing season will be started from 15th November. Different sugar producing factories to commence crushing season will burn fire to initiate the season. On the other to avoid traffic issues during day time, Punjab Government will properly manage the process to avoid traffic blockage during day time so that the people do not face any difficulty ...

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Farmers are instructed to submit application forms till 10th November for guava yield contest.

The Government of Punjab has directed farmers to submit application forms for guava yield contest 2018-19 till 10th November. Spokesperson of agriculture said that winners will be provided with agricultural machinery. Crore rupees agriculture machinery will be distributed among the winners. The spokesperson of the Agriculture Department Punjab, told National Khyber Agency that competition will be held at provincial and ...

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Through modern farming 60 mound per acre wheat can be obtained, Agriculture Experts

Agriculture Experts said that the use of potash is very helpful in increasing the weight of wheat seed. It helps protect crops from diseases and prevents the crop from falling during later growth stages. Moreover through modern farming techniques we can get wheat production up to 60 mound per acre. Wheat cultivation should be done through drill method. In order ...

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The number of cows in Pakistan reached 3 crore and 85 lac.

The livestock sector has emerged as a leading sub-sector of the agriculture sector in Pakistan. According to Pakistan Livestock Census, the number of cows in Pakistan reached 3 crore 85 lac, buffalo 3 crore 40 lac, sheep 2 crore 90 lac, goat 6 crore 50 lac and camels 10 lac. The production of milk has reached 49912 thousand tonnes, beef ...

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30 to 35 kg per acre seed is recommended for gram cultivation.

Agriculture Department has directed farmers to use 30-35 kg per acre seeds for the cultivation of gram. In irrigated areas farmers should complete sowing of gram till 15th November. For better production approved varieties free from insect pests and diseases should be used for the cultivation. So that the farmers do not face any challenges later. Spokesperson of Agriculture Department ...

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Farmers are instructed to follow cotton picking safety measures for achieving high quality cotton.

Agriculture Department Punjab, has instructed cotton growers to follow safety measures for picking cotton. They said if cotton is harvested in a wrong way then the quality of cotton is reduced. Cotton should be picked in dry conditions and picking must be avoided when there is morning dew or moisture. It should be harvested when more than 50 percent cotton ...

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Appropriate use of fertilizers is important for the better production of hybrid tomato.

Agricultural Experts said that for obtaining higher production of hybrid tomatoes, proper use of fertilizers is essential. For better yield during the land preparation 2 bag Ammonium Nitrate or 2 bag Ammonium Sulphate or one bag Urea should be applied. In addition to that 3-4 bag SSP or 2 bag DAP or 2 bag SOP application is also recommended. During ...

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Farmers are instructed to cultivate wheat approved varieties.

The Agriculture Department Punjab, has directed farmers of the rain fed areas to cultivate approved varieties of wheat. They said to obtain higher production farmers should cultivate approved varieties such as NARC 2009, Bars 2009, Duhrabi 2011, Pakistan 2013, Fateh Jhang 2016 and Ehsan 2016. These varieties should be cultivated till 15th November. For better production seeds must be clean ...

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Moderate and dry season is suitable for the onion production, Agricultural Experts

Onion grows under a wide range of climatic conditions but moderate and dry weather is suitable for obtaining higher production of onion. Farmers are instructed to complete sowing of onion nursery during November, so that the seedlings are ready for transplanting in December and January. For producing seedlings for one acre land 3 kg seed and 4-5 Marla land is ...

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