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Central pivot irrigation

Central pivot irrigation also called water-wheel and circle irrigation, is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot and crops are watered with sprinklers. The benefit of this irrigation system is that uniform irrigation is done through it. Less water is required and is adoptable to more uneven terrain than most other irrigation systems.

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Farmers are instructed to protect garlic from insects.

Department of Agriculture instructed the farmers to protect the garlic crop from various diseases and harmful insects because disease of garlic leaves and stem rot can be invaded at any stage of the crop. But the weather is more dangerous. While in humid condition germs of this disease appear in the form of brown spots on the leaves and stems ...

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Avoid stubble burning of wheat : Agriculture Experts

Agriculture experts advised farmers to avoid residue burning of wheat crop after harvesting as it is the major problem which is causing air pollution. High level of burning can effect soil micro flora and other beneficial insects. Wheat straw chopper is a resource conservation technology that makes chaff from combine-harvested wheat straw and saves the environment from smoke pollution, if ...

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Effect of gypsum application in rain-fed areas

Lands of Punjab are mostly dependent on rain water for crop production. Major crops of rain-fed areas of Pakistan are wheat, maize and groundnut. Agricultural in rain-fed areas of Pakistan have many problems like moisture stress, nutrient deficiency and uneven topography. In rain-fed areas, crop growth period depends upon precipitation. To meet the water requirement for crop growth, conservation of ...

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Ayub Agricultural Institute Introduces Seed Auction System For Farmers.

Director General Ayub Agricultural Institute (AARI) Faisalabad Dr. Abid Mehmood said the AARI had introduced a seed auction system to facilitate growers. He told that the AARI arranged the first auction of seeds of various crops, including tomato, cotton and maize and different registered seed companies participated in the auction. The AARI was preparing certified seeds so that growers could ...

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Seminar on safe use of agricultural chemicals and precautions.

Government first priority is to supply standard medicines to farmers: Minister of Agriculture. Providing standard agricultural medicines to farmers is the primary priority of the government. The Punjab government will continue to implement zero tolerance policy against low quality and fake Medicines. The Minister of Agriculture Punjab, Mr. Malik Nauman, while addressing to the seminar participants about the safe use ...

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Prevention of hen diseases

Livestock department has directed the poultry farmers to protect their hens from ranikhet and fowl pox disease. It can be done through vaccination, that is injected once in every two months. This vaccination can prevent the poultry farmers from any loss due to environmental and seasonal changes. This vaccination can be done in any nearby veterinary hospital.

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