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Sorghum Cultivation must be done during March-July

Punjab and Sindh are the major sorghum producing Provinces of Pakistan contributing respectively 47% and 26% of the total acreage. About 60% of the total area under this crop is irrigated, while the rest is rain-feed. It can be grown in a variety of soils heavy and light alluviums, red, gray, yellow loams and also sandy soils.March to July is ...

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Discovery of powerful antibiotics ingredients in common wild plant

Decline in the manufacturing of antibiotics nowadays is the major problem all around the world but the good news is that Switzerland’s experts have discovered powerful antibiotics in a common wild plant. Diseases and viruses are becoming resistant to the already present antibiotics. In this case, experts are investigating antibiotics in many plants, soil and fertilizers and even in the ...

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Plan to Increase the productivity of irrigated areas.

With the help of World Bank, a plan to increase water efficiency in Punjab is continuing in Punjab. Under the ongoing project worth Rs 67 billion, subsidy is being given to farmers for drip and sprinkler irrigation system,  land leveling, maintenance of waste land, water courses maturity, tunnel farming and tube well . Khizer Afzal Project Director, PMU said in ...

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Advantages of modern technologies in agriculture

Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. These advanced devices and precision agriculture and robotic systems allow businesses to be more profitable, efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly. Agricultural technologies could increase crop yields up to 67%.

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Import of raw petroleum increased fromJuly to February

During the first eight months of the current financial year, raw petroleum imports have recorded an increase of 16.13% over the corresponding period of the last financial year. According to the institutional statistics, from July to February 2019, Pakistan spent 45.5 billion rupees on petroleum imports, while in the same period of the last financial year, Pakistan spent a net ...

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Cotton seeds must be treated before sowing.

Punjab Agriculture Department has advised farmers to treat cotton seed before cultivation so that it can be protected from sucking insects.A spokesman of the agriculture department said on Tuesday that whitefly was a main cause behind the spread of leaf curl virus in cotton crop.There were chances of attack of sucking insects on the crop at initial stage and to ...

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Biological control of insect pests

Proper management of the garden should be done to keep it clean and protect it from the attack of insects. Instead of spraying poisonous insecticides in mango fields, effective results can be achieved by biological control. In this manner gardeners will be able to save the environment from pollution and in case of any problem you can contact any expert ...

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Punjab government launches Calf Fattening Scheme

Punjab government launches calf rescue scheme in the new financial year. Department livestock Punjab, increase meat, save calf. Under the Scheme, one billion 71 crore and 28 lac rupees will divide under the citizens. After the announcement of the Prime Minister, the Punjab government has prepared a new plan after the amendment in the previous government plan, which has called ...

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Cultivation of sugarcane in Cotton zone is prohibited.

Chairman of the Cabinet General Forum Ehsan ul Haq, said that to save the annual expenditure of billion dollars on import of cotton and water utilized for million acres land, Federal Government should ban cultivation of sugarcane in cotton zones of Pakistan. In place of cotton other crops and fruits can be grown and export of oil seed crops, pulses ...

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Weeding of summer vegetables

For the better production of summer vegetables, weeds from the plants can be removed with the help of hoeing. At the time of last hoeing, stem of the plants should be covered with soil and for healthy growth of plants they should be watered with the interval of 8 to 10 days. Pest scouting can also increase the production of ...

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