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Seeds for September cultivation of Sugarcane should not be selected from red rot diseased fields

Agriculture experts have directed farmers to select seeds from healthy, diseases and insects-free crops for the cultivation of September crop, as red rot diseased seeds reduce productivity. The selection of an appropriate planting method and schedule greatly influences crop growth, maturity, and yield. They said for the preparation of seeds for sugarcane, farmers should remove weak and diseased plants. Modern ...

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Cultivation of Mint must be completed till September.

Agriculture Experts said that cultivation of mint must be completed till september. Medium to fertile deep soil, rich in humus is ideal for the cultivation of mint. The soil should have a good water-holding capacity but water-logging should be avoided. A pH range of 6-7.5 is best. It requires thoroughly ploughed and harrowed. All the stubble of weeds should be ...

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Farmers should start cultivation of Canola from 20th September

Agriculture experts said that farmers should cultivate canola from 20th September. Farmers are recommended to sow approved varieties such as Punjab sarson, Faisal canola, PARC ,Canola Hybrid . Seed rate should be 2 kg .If level of Moisture in soil increases , increase seed rate as well. Deep and free from hardpan, allow good taproot development, uniformly textured, allow even ...

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Punjab encourages drip, sprinkler irrigation under PIPIP

Government of Punjab is encouraging drip & sprinkler irrigation (High Efficiency Irrigation System) under on-going Punjab Irrigated-Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP) for saving water in field. Under this project, Agriculture Department is installing drip & sprinkler irrigation on subsidy basis in the fields of farmers. Drip irrigation system is suitable for crop cultivation when irrigation water or rainwater is not ...

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Tarbela Dam reaches to maximum storage level of 1550 feet

The country’s key water reservoir, Tarbela Dam filled on Monday morning to its maximum storage level of 1550 feet. This was officially confirmed by Indus River System Authority (Irsa) and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda). According to Wapda, 6.047 MAF water to the tune of maximum live storage capacity of Tarbela has been stored in the reservoir whereas inflows ...

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Coca Cola arranges media study tour with UNDP, MGPO in Skardu

Coca-Cola arranged a media study tour at the Food and Water Security Project site in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and Mountain and Glacier Protection Organisation (MGPO).The $36,000 project which has replenished more than 2 billion litres back to the communities since 2016, is currently in its phase 3 and is funded by ...

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Soybean gives good result, when grown on well drained, fertile loamy soils.

It gives good result, when grown on well drained, fertile loamy soils. pH of 6 to 7.5 is favourable for optimum yield of soybean. Water logged, saline/alkaline soils are not suitable for its cultivation. Low temperature affect crop severely.Apply FYM or well decomposed cowdung@4 ton/acre. Also apply Nitrogen@12.5 kg and Phosphorus@32 kg in form of Urea@28kg and SSP@200 kg per ...

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Radish can be cultivated throughout the year but October to January is the best period.

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 quality radish during midsummer.Because radish grows rapidly, a ...

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