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Farmers should complete the cultivation of Bt varieties of cotton by May 31.

Farmers should complete the cultivation of BT varieties of cotton: IUB 13, FH 142, MNH 886, Niab 878, BS 15, and non-BT varieties by May 31. Farmers should select other approved BT varieties of cotton in consultation with their area, soil type, water availability, and local staff of the Department of Agriculture (Extension). If seed germination is 75% or more, ...

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Chemical control of major insect of sesame.

For the control of larvae of leaf roller, till hawk moth, whitefly and leaf hopper, spray Dimecron 100 % @ 200 to 250 ml/acre or Methyl Parathion @ 350 to 500 m/acre or Somicidin 20 EC @ 250 ml/acre or Karate @ 250-300 ml/acre mixed in 100 to 150 liters of water at 10-15 days interval, two times in case ...

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Fruit fly attack on melon crop

As the summer season intensifies, there is a high risk of fruit fly infestation on the melon crop. Farmers spray ‘Trichlorfon’ immediately to prevent the infestation of fruit flies on the melon crop. After spray do not pick the melon fruit from the branches for 10 days

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Fruit splitting: Causes and prevention

Fruit splitting is a serious problem found in many regions. There are several reasons, but inappropriate watering is the most common cause of fruit splitting. Splits normally show at the blossom end when moisture is absorbed erratically. Insect damage can also count in the main factors i,e. aphids and scales. The extreme fluctuations in humidity level, temperature, and fertilizer application ...

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Farmers are advised to complete the turmeric cultivation on time.

Farmers choose the fertile and well-drained soil to get a good crop. Light loamy soil can also be selected for the cultivation of turmeric crop. However, turmeric cultivation in shady soil can achieve better yields.

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Best growing conditions for paddy crop

Soil texture has an imperative position in crop cultivation that makes sure a good productivity. A well-prepared land ensures the control of weeds, recycling of plant nutrients, and also provides a soft soil mass for transplanting. Rice is a tropical crop that can be cultivated in a wide range of soils such as clay, clay loam, and fertile riverine alluvial ...

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Farmers should take special care the vegetables grown in tunnel to avoid damages

Farmers should not close the tunnel after spray and fertilizer application as there is a high risk of damage to plants from the gas produced by it. Keep both sides of the tunnel open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and try to maintain the temperature between 15 and 30-degree Celsius. It is important to take care of the arrangements ...

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Farmers should take special instruction for the cultivation of chilies

Chili growers are instructed to adopt precautionary measures to protect the chili crop from various diseases. During the summer season, due to the rise in temperature the leaves of the crop start wilting, As a result, the dropping of flowers has started hence the yield which is near to form remains small in size. Farmers can gain better production after ...

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Summer heat may cause diseases on the sunflower crop

Sunflower growers are advised to take prompt steps to protect the sunflower from various diseases to achieve better yields as the intensity of summer may lead to diseases attacking the sunflower crop, and production is badly affected.

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Epsom salt; A magnificent key ingredient for plants.

Epsom salt, which is also called magnesium sulfate, is an inexpensive key ingredient that has magnifecent impacts on the soil texture as well as plant growth. It allows the plants to better take in valuable nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. It plays a vital role in seeds germination, makes infected plants healthier, and improves the plant’s ability to produce flowers ...

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