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During Ten months: Urea fertilizer sales increased and DAP reduction

During the first ten months of the current financial year, urea fertilizer sales have increased by seven percent, however, DAP has declined by 15 percent in the sale. According to the National Fertilizer Development Center (NFDC) the sale of urea fertilizer in the current financial year increased to 4.735 million tons, in the previous financial year 4.411 million tons of ...

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The government has extended facility of crop insurance up to 18 districts of Punjab province

A spokesman of the agriculture department said that earlier, crop insurance was available in four district but now this facility would be provided in 18 districts including Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Sheikhupura, Lodhran, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Muzaffar Garh, Narowal, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Qasoor, Khanewal, Layyah, Mandi Bahaud Din, Bahawalpur, Bahawal Nagar and Okara.The farmers could get insurance facility for ...

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Dutch scientists close to ‘breakthrough’ method of growing crops

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in deserts. Many say this could completely alter life on the African continent and even end hunger. World leaders meeting at the climate talks in Germany are being urged to commit to more funding for new agricultural projects in drought-stricken parts of the world.

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Increase in vegetable national exports by 6.1 percent

During April 2019, the National Exports of Vegetables increased by 6.1%. According to statistics from the Pakistan Institute of Statistics Pakistan (PBS), the volume of exports increased by 3 cror 25 lac US $  in April 2019 and in April 2018, the exports of $ 3 cror 6 lac were exports. Therefore instead of April 2018, in April 2019 the ...

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Instruction to use appropriate fertilizers to achieve good production of citrus

The spokesman for Agriculture Faisalabad department has instructed the farmers to use adequate and proportionate fertilizers for better production. The reduction of nutritional elements can have bad impact on the fruit development, production and its quality. The nitrogen fertilizer is most important for plant growth. The use of nitrogen fertilizers helps in making chlorophyll, so it is important to use ...

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Moong crop should be cultivated from mid of June to get bumper yield

According to a spokesman of the Agriculture Department, that Moong pulses were used largely in Pakistan because it was a rich source of proteins, iron and other minerals. The farmers should cultivate approved varieties of Moong including NIAB Moong 2006, Azri Moong 2006, NIAB Moong 2011 and Chakwal M-6, etc. over maximum space because its production not only played a ...

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Agricultural sector plays an important role in the development of the economy

This year, the share of agricultural sector in the total national production (GDP) has been 18.9 percent while the share of employment sector is 34.25 percent and the share of industrial sector is 23.74 percent. Experts have said that the agricultural sector can play an important role in the development of the economy. Despite the decline in agricultural sector in ...

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Research says eating fruits do not accumulate fats

People fear about sugar contents in fruits that might increase their sugar level or body fats while doctors say consume fruits as much as you can because eating fruits never cause fats on your body. Dr. Katherine from Decon University Austrailia states, people who eats fruits daily are less likely to be fat as compare to those who do not ...

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Rice exports value increased

This year in April, rice exports increased by 16.7 percent as compared to the previous year. According to the data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, in April last year, rice of worth 18 million dollars was exported, and in April 2019, their exports volume has been US $ 21 million.

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Well-drained soil rich in organic matter is suitable for onion cultivation

Onion is an important crop in all continents with world production of about 25 million tonnes. There has been a progressive increase in area and production of onion in Pakistan. For onion cultivation soil needs to be well-drained, loose, and rich in nitrogen. Phulkara and Desi Red are the best varieties Well-rotten farm yard manure @ 25-35 tonnes/ha should be ...

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