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Germicidal drugs should be sprayed in Poultry sheds

Vitamin E should be provided to birds in winter season, Lime or calcium carbonate should be spread around the farm. Livestock experts have said that safety measure should be taken to prevent diseases in birds and after cleaning the shed, spray the shed with good quality germicide so that healthy meat of birds can be provided to public. Livestock specialist ...

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Rainfall volatility, rising temperature affecting crops yield

FAISALABAD: The agriculture and climate experts have joined hands to work together on agro-ecological zones in line with climate changes effects on crops, soil fertility and deteriorating underground water quality. The meeting was chaired by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asif Ali, Arid Agriculture ...

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Punjab government decided to set a modern market model, Multan

Punjab government has decided to set up modern-style model livestock market in Multan, which will provide all facilities to livestock owners. For the project, the funds were also released for the district administration. Multan Division, Arma Slimi, said that a big model cattle market is being planted in southern Punjab, which will cover 43 acres and inside it, 44 shades ...

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Rose cultivation

Soils rich in organic matter and well drained sandy loam soils are suitable for Rose cultivation. For good growth it requires pH of 6 to 7.5. It is sensitive to waterlogging so provide proper drainage and remove excess water.To bring soil to fine tilth, carry out ploughing and hoeing operations. Prepare bed for cultivation, 4-6 weeks before planting. While preparing ...

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Farmers should not spray during strong wind and rainfall.

Department of Agriculture has directed wheat farmers and landowners to use 100 to 120 liters of water per acre for weedicide spray. And the spray should be done at the time when the sun is shining completely; in presence of dew spraying should not be done because the effects of weedicide will be neutralized. Before spraying, the machine should be ...

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Balanced feeding for improving livestock productivity, Livestock Specialists.

Providing balance feed to the animals, along with the vaccination against mouth and foot disease and other harmful diseases is necessary for improving livestock productivity. Due to the import of dairy animals from Australia, Netherlands and other countries, the emerging diseases of these imported livestock are causing new health problems to the local animals and hence requires experts to play ...

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Role of Punjab Seed Corporation in seed industry

Provincial Minister for Agriculture Naeem Ahmed said that the Punjab Seed Corporation is considered leader in the seed industry. After wheat, maize seeds will also be sold on record. Farmers should use healthy seeds from Punjab seed corporation. Provincial Minister of Agriculture Naeem Ahmed said that the MD Punjab seed corporation has been given a task to provide farmers with ...

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Cultivation of approved varieties of maize should be completed by mid-March

Department of Agriculture Punjab said that the land that has more than 1.0% organic matter, 7 to 8 PH and good water absorbing nature is suitable for the successful cultivation of maize. Sandy, saline and water lodged soil is not suitable for corn cultivation. Farmers can complete the sowing of approved varieties of spring maize YH 1898, FH 949, FH ...

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Irrigation of soybean should be done according to the weather conditions

Soy bean crop should be irrigated with the interval of 10 to 15 days. At the time of flowering water should be given carefully. In spring crop the weather is very hot till bean maturation, so special care should given while irrigating the crop. Usually 7 irrigations are required . For better yield 2 times tillage is required, which should ...

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Potato requires moderately cool climate during growing period.

Potato is grown under temperate, subtropical and tropical conditions. It is essentially a “cool weather crop”, with temperature being the main limiting factor on production. Optimum temperature for germination, vegetative growth and tuber formation in potato is 25°C, 20°C and 16-24°C respectively. Tuber growth is sharply inhibited in temperatures below 10°C and above 30°C,while optimum yields are obtained where mean ...

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