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Free distribution of olive plants in potohar region.

The Punjab government under its five-year (2015-2020) plan will provide 20 lac high quality olive saplings free of charge for plantation in the Olive Valley this year. The Olive Valley comprises Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, Attock, Mianwali and Khushab districts. The program is aimed at promoting local production of olive oil and decreasing import bill of edible oil sector. Growers will ...

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Weeds are a major limiting factor in strawberry production.

Strawberry is a very delicate fruit. It is packed with vitamin C and also contains valuable minerals. Weed control is one of the greatest challenge for strawberry growers. Since strawberry plants are relatively slow growing and are poor competitors, weeds quickly invade and establish itself. Strawberry fields are kept in production for several years and weed populations change within the ...

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Trading Corporation Pakistan is set to open tender to import 50,000 metric tonnes of urea.

In order to meet the demand of urea for Kharif season, the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) will open another tender to import 50,000 metric tonnes of urea. According to the terms and conditions of Trading Corporation of Pakistan, the provided urea will be according to the standards and laws of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority. The tender opening ...

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Earlier and higher production can be achieved from summer vegetables through tunnel farming, Experts.

Tunnel farming is a profitable business and this technique is more productive than traditional methods. Agriculture Experts said that tunnel farming is best for off season vegetable production and higher production can be achieved via this method. The summer vegetables such as cucumber, capsicum, chillies, tomato, pumpkin, squash, brinjal, melon, watermelon and bottle gourd can be successfully grown in high ...

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Government has started training programs for the farmers associated with livestock sector.

According to the guidelines given by the Government, various training programs have been started for the farmers associated with livestock sector. These include farmer’s day, seminars, workshops and conferences. According to the sources of Livestock and Dairy Development, in Punjab most of the people living in rural areas are associated with livestock and veterinary sector. Besides agriculture they totally depend ...

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