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Cultivation of Rhodes grass

Rhodes grass is one of the most nutritious evergreen fodders which are cultivated successfully in a hot and humid climate. Once established, good yields can be obtained for at least three years. Farmers should cultivate Rhode grass in heavy loamy soil with good drainage. The crop can be sown twice a year from January to February by seeds and July ...

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Chilies Plant Blossom Drop Causes and Prevention.

Chilies are an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain other vitamins and minerals. They are consumed on a large scale all over the world, but the production is going to bounded because buds fall off. The primary reasons for flower falling are the fluctuation in temperature, irrigation practices, and higher use of Nitrogen fertilizers. It is advised to ...

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Farmers must complete soybean cultivation at the end of August.

Soybean growers are advised to complete soybean cultivation in the last week of August. It can yield up to 20-25 mounds per acre. Soybean can be cultivated in all irrigated areas of Punjab. Higher yield per acre can be achieved by following precautionary measures and timely sowing of soybean.

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Use pheromone traps to control the fruit flies.

The hosted plants of fruit fly include Guava, Mango, Louqat, black plum, and Citrus. Fruit flies grow from living within the fruit and when it grows up, It enters into the soil from fruit. They are more numerous from March to November. Pheromone traps, Methyl eugenol, and protein hydraulics are used to control fruit fly.

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Termites attack on Taro root crop

With the increase in temperature, the risk of termite infestation on taro root crop increases, so farmers should ensure the irrigation with the interval of every 6-7 days. When taro root plants reach 30-50 cm tall, apply urea and ammonium nitrate in 2-3 sections depending on the fertility of soil. Farmers also spray Chlorpyrifos during hoeing so that the production ...

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Subsidy on approved varieties of cotton seeds

Cotton growers are being provided subsidy on approved varieties of cotton IUB 2013, FH142, BS15, MNH886, Niab 878, Niab and Kiran. Farmers can get subsidy of RS.1000 per bag of 10 kg linted and 6 kg delinted seed. A farmer can get subsidy on a maximum of two bags. Subsidy will be provided to farmers through vouchers in bags. Contact ...

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Farmers are instructed to harvest garlic crop immediately

At the last week of April, the garlic crop becomes ready to harvest when its leaves become completely dry and turn brown in color. Stop the irrigation of garlic crop and start its harvesting immediately.

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Pest Scouting Must To Save Cotton

Cotton growers should conduct pest scouting twice a week to save the crop from the attack of white fly and other pests. The chances of pest attack increase during rainy season and its severity decreases after October. The farmers must keep abreast of weather forecast regularly before taking up water regime for the crops.

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Instruction to paddy growers not to cultivate proscribed varieties:

Farmers grow only approved varieties of paddy crop to protect from diseases like blight and leaf spot So that a healthy crop can be obtained.Paddy crop can be cultivated on any type of soil except sandy soils, even in saline soils where no other crop can succeed. Farmers should never cultivate Superfine, Kashmira, Malta, Hero, Supra and other similar varieties. ...

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Poultry keepers take special care of hygiene to protect chickens from diseases:

Due to severity of summer, there is a high risk of developing chicken pox and respiratory diseases in hens. Therefore, Poultry breeders should follow the following tips to prevent these diseases. Take special care to clean the sheds and spray water to protect the chickens from seasonal diseases. If the hens in the sheds are slow, exhausted , eat less ...

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