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Weeds can reduce crop yield by 15 to 45 percent.

If proper measures are not taken for weed management then weeds can reduce crop yield by 15 to 45 percent. It can reach up to 50%, if completely ignored. Thus, it will lead to economic loss not only in the farming community but also at country level. Weeds increase production cost as these compete for nutrients and water. I f ...

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Land preparation for cultivating wheat in rainfed areas

Wheat crop requires a well pulverized but compact seed-bed for good and uniform seed germination. In rainfed areas, the field preparation should be done with care as conservation of moisture is dependent on it. Fields are usually prepared by giving one deep ploughing right after first monsoon rainfall followed by two to three ploughing with local plough and then planking. ...

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Weeds can reduce maize production up to 45%

Weeds are serious competitors in taking up nutrients relative to crop plants. Weeds can reduce maize production by up to 45%. While ensuring timely eradication of broadleaf weeds such as horse purslane, common goosefoot, broadleaf dock, field bindweed, slender amaranth, Bur clover, sweet clover, swinecress and narrow leaved weeds such as purple nutsedge, bermuda grass, jungle rice grass, egyptian grass, ...

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Important recommendations after cotton has been harvested

After the last picking of cotton, farmers should graze sheep, goats and other animals in the harvested field, so that these animals can eat affected bolls and leaves and it will help in controlling pink bollworm for the next season. After last picking, cotton sticks should be cut to a depth of six inches at ground level so that in ...

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Cultivation of onion seedlings should be completed immediately

To grow quality transplants, growers should select a soil having good drainage and free from weeds. 2 to 3 kg seeds and 4 to 5 marla land will be required for preparing onion seedlings for cultivating onion in one acre. Before sowing, land should be thoroughly prepared and seedbeds should be properly made. In prepared seed beds, at a distance ...

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Training seminars to be conducted for promoting fish farming

Fish farming can not only make up for the lack of protein in the human diet, but it can also significantly increase the income of farmers and make barren lands more productive by setting up fish farms there. In order to acquaint the farmers with the modern methods of fish farming, a strategy is being formulated in collaboration with the ...

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Management of Rice Insect Pests

Rice growers are instructed to take timely measures to control insect pests, otherwise crop will be damaged. Among the invading insects stem borer, leaf folder, grasshopper and white aphid are more harmful. Stem borers usually attacks basmati varieties, while leaf folder attacks both ARI and basmati varieties while white aphids generally attacks ARI varieties more. Grasshopper attacks rice transplants and ...

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Vegetables should be protected from destructive insects

Vegetable growers should control destructive insect pests so that production per acre can be increased. In order to increase production and save nutritional value of vegetables, insect pests must be controlled. To protect vegetables from sucking insect growers should remove weeds from the field. Eliminating weeds will aid in control of pests. Sucking insects spread several virus diseases, reduce vigor ...

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PHA Start Plantation Drive in Lahore

Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Chairman, Yasir Gillani on Tuesday kicked off monsoon tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at the premises of Islamia High School. The chairman called for widescale plantation to eliminate air pollution, and added that collective efforts were needed to create healthy and green environment. Free plants were distributed among the citizens in Liberty Chowk ...

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Import of agricultural machinery and equipment increased during the last fiscal year

In our country, import of agricultural machinery and equipment has increased during the last fiscal year. According to the data released by the State Bank, in the first 11 months of the last fiscal year, import on agricultural machinery and equipment accounted 85.38 million dollars, which is 12.82% more than the same period during previous fiscal year. During the same ...

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