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Importance of fodder for animals

An annual requirement of 24 million tons of dry matter, 18 million tons of digestible ingredients and 4 million tons of dairy products is needed to meet the food shortages in animals. Fodder cultivation is gradually declining due to increasing population and increasing cultivation of cereal crops. In Pakistan, cereals are cultivated in 56.71 million acres while fodder is being ...

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Farmers Advised To Take Special Care Of Cotton Crop.

Cotton Scientists has advised farmers to take special care of cotton crop as it has entered into an important phase and lack of proper nutritional ingredients at this stage could stop growth of cotton. The attack of pink bollworm and white flies reduces production of cotton and inflicts huge loss not only to farmers but also agriculture economy. The spray ...

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Warm climate suitable for masoor cultivation

Lentils produce better yields in warm climate. Areas with moderate rainfall are also suitable for cultivating masoor. Modern and advanced varieties of lentils like Nayab masoor 2006, Chakwal masoor, Kendra 2009 and Punjab masoor 2009 should be cultivated.

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Significant increase recorded in mango exports this season

This year, mango exports from Pakistan are witnessing a significant increase. According to data from various associations and institutions related to the export of mangoes, the volume of mango exports from the country has increased by one lac tons at the end of last week and exports of 15,000 tons of mangoes are expected in the next two weeks. According ...

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Punjab Govt Decides To Promote Cultivation Of Moringa

Punjab government has decided to promote the cultivation of Moringa, widely known all over the world as a charismatic medicinal plant, which start giving production after a year. Moringa carries cure for many diseases and possess protein double than the milk. Its oil is considered as beneficial as olive oil and can be utilized as edible oil.  It can be used not only as a fodder for animals but also improves soil ...

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Increase in preservation of livestock fodder and its export

In order to control the shortage of fodder for livestock, the long term preservation of various fodder and its exports began to increase. Silage and straw consumption in private livestock farms in Pakistan’s largest province of Punjab has reached up to 20% and is increasing. In developing countries including Pakistan, animals are suffering from food shortages. Not only the production ...

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Drip Irrigation System

Use of modern drip irrigation system enables farmers to effectively provide water and fertilizer to the crop . Agriculture (Planning) Additional Secretary Abaid Ullah said this during a meeting in which representatives of the World Bank briefed him about the project aimed at increasing the yielding capacity of “Aabpash Zarat in Punjab” at civil secretariat.He said growers must be motivated ...

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Farmers Advised To Start Canola Cultivation

Agriculture experts have advised the growers to start cultivation of canola from September 20 and complete it by October 20 to get maximum yield. Farmers are also advised to use approved varieties of canola for cultivation including Rainbow, hyola-401, hyola-43, abaseen, bulbal, canola raya, pacola, etc.

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Farmers are directed to continue pest scouting to prevent rice crop from white back hopper, stem borer and rice leaf folder.

There is likely to increase the invasion of white back hopper, stem borer and rice leaf folder on rice because of climatic change and environment change including moisture in the atmosphere. So farmer should not show any negligence or deficiency in this regard and keep a close watch on the crop and if the insect attack on rice crop exceed ...

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Advanced technology sugarcane planter imported

To ensure maximum cultivation in the field, an advanced sugarcane planter is imported from holland that will cultivate sugarcane on one acre of land in one hour. These planters are imported from the “John Dear Company” of holland. This machine will not only save time and investment in preparing the land but will also increase the growth by 20 to ...

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