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Low germination of potato seed.

There are several factors involve in the poor germination of potato seed. Over irrigations cause the intricacy to gasp the oxygen, results in the fungal infestation on seeds. Similarly deep planting of seed blocks the energy of a plant to grow and low moisture level also does not provide the way to start a new life. If a farmer faces ...

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Timely irrigation of spinach crop.

<p>Farmers should not show any negligence during the irrigation of the Spanish crops to avoid crop loss. Farmers that grow the spinach crop on rows should irrigate the crop at the interval of 6 to 8 days and spinach grown by drill should be irrigated at the interval of 10 to 12 days. Plants at the stage of three leaves ...

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Harvesting of groundnut.

Groundnuts enters in the phase of maturity in 120 -150 days after seed planting. Usually, harvesting is done in late October. Symptoms appear as the yellowing and withering of leaves. Loose the soil with garden folk and pull out the whole plant. Asma Hamid (Agri-expert)      

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Onion Maggot

The onion maggot is the most damaging pest of onions. If not controlled, it can prevent the production of a marketable crop. The onion maggot passes the winter in the soil in a dormant stage, the pupa. Pupae are brownish in color, oval, and slightly larger than a grain of wheat. As soon as the weather warms up, the pupae ...

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Farmers should take special care during the transplanting of chillies

Chilies are an important cash crop of Pakistan, which is cultivated in a large area in Punjab and Sindh. The height of plants should be 10-12 cm at the time of transplanting. Farmers should irrigate the nursery 2-3 hours before the transfer of the chilies to prevent the breaking of roots. If the timely planting of chilies is ensured, farmers ...

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Potato Scab disease

A common tuber disease that occurs wherever potatoes are grown. Potato scab symptoms include dark brown, pithy patches that may be raised and “warty.” These lesions can affect just a small portion of the tuber surface, or may completely cover it. Sometimes the ridged portions are in broken concentric rings. Potato scab is caused by a bacterium-like organism, that overwinters ...

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Bulbous flowers contribute to raising the economic system of the country.

In Pakistan, floriculture is turning a money-spinning venture for the small land hold farmers. The total yield is projected about 10 – 12 thousand tons per annum with tending increase in the demand. On the testimony of 2019, Pakistan spent 927 thousand US$ on the import of bulbous plants. There is an urgent need to introduce new flower crops in ...

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Peas cultivation

Pea is a winter leguminous crop that can be grown in the month of October. Farmers should use 30 to 35kg seed for early varieties of peas and 20-25 kg seeds for late varieties of peas in one Acer. Always use need and clean seeds for its cultivation to obtain the higher yield. Matar 2009, Meteor Faisalabad, and Samrina Zard ...

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Bacterial Canker disease

Bacterial canker is most common on apricots, peaches, and many other fruits. Suspect this plant disease if sunken, water-soaked, or “gummy” lesions form on the trunk or twigs. When trees begin active growth in the spring, a sour-smelling sap may ooze from these wounded areas. The bacterium that causes canker, enters trees through the injured bark or an existing wound, ...

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Harvesting of millet crop.

Millet is a summer crop that is cultivated as grain or fodder crop. The harvesting of millet for fodder purposes should be done after 50-60 days of sowing. Must add nitrogen fertilizers after every cutting for better development. When crop height becomes one meter, take the second cutting. Do not allow to raise crops for more than 2 meters as ...

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