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Olive harvesting, to begin this month

Olive harvesting should begin during this month of September, and for its cultivation soil with good drainage must be selected. Olives usually ripen in September. By cultivation of olives, the import of edible oil can be reduced which in turn will lower the burden on the economy.

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Cultivation of sugarcane

September is the perfect time to cultivate sugarcane, so farmers can cultivate this crop during the entire month of September to achieve better yields. But this requires better land selection, and the farmer should do deep ploughing into the level land before sowing and done planking for proper preparation. And then make 4-foot and 10 to12-inch deep ridges through the ...

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Pesticides Should Be Last Option for Killing Pest.

Agriculture spokesman has advised farmers to apply pesticides only after applying all other techniques including the biological control to tackle pests and diseases. Spray should be applied till 9 is in the morning or after 4 pm in the evening and at a time when incidence of pests reach economic threshold level. Spray should be avoided in case of winds ...

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Spray water, to protect roses from pests

Spray water to protect roses from pests like lice and other sucking insects, with the intervals of four to five to prevent any damage to the rose. It is also important to check root stock in the nursery for grafting. If the stem seems weak, farmers should irrigate the crop after applying excess fertilizer and do T-budding on root stock. ...

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Ensure maximum cultivation of green fodder in rain fed areas

Supply of green fodder is essential for the better performance and development of livestock and without green fodder a balanced diet for livestock is not possible, so farmers should ensure maximum cultivation of green fodder in rain fed areas. Agriculture accounts for 21.7 per cent of Pakistan’s domestic production, while live stock accounts for 53 percent and agricultural commodities accounts ...

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Drip Irrigation System Vital For Agriculture

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 should cultivate only approved varieties to achieve better yields of sugarcane

Experts have instructed the farmers to cultivate only approved varieties of sugarcane, and avoid cultivating prohibiting varieties. For early germination varieties farmers can cultivate CPF243, CPF246, CPF247, SHF240, HSF242, CP77-400, CP72-2086, CP433-33, CPF237 etc. For seasonal germination, varieties SPF 245, 234,213, SPSG 26 etc can be cultivated to get the best yield.  Also for late germination COJ 84 variety can ...

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Instructions for starting garlic cultivation

Garlic cultivation can be started in late September or early October and completed by mid-November, while prefer cultivation of approved variety of garlic like pink

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Twice Pest Scouting Recommended To Control Leaf Curl Virus Attack.

Punjab Agriculture Department has advised the paddy growers to carry out pest scouting twice a week to control leaf curl virus attack on the crop. A spokesman for the department said that the chances of attack of leaf curl virus on paddy crop could increase during September.Therefore, farmers should stay vigilant.He said that growers should seek guidance from the Agriculture ...

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