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Farmers advised to remove weeds from vegetables

To get better yield of bitter gourd and other summer vegetables like green chilies, bottle gourd, pumpkin, etc., remove weeds immediately through hoeing. At the time of last hoeing, cover the plants with soil and to get a healthy crop make sure to irrigate the crop at interval of 8 to 10 days and do pest scouting twice a week. ...

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An active monsoon spell is starting in upper parts of country from tonight.

Under the influence of this spell, heavy to very heavy rainfall can occur in districts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Bhimber, Kotli, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Chakwal and Attock which can cause localized flooding in hill torrents and adjoining rivers. A new monsoon season is set to begin tonight and will continue until July 31. Heavy rains ...

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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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Fences around orchards protect plants and fruits from the harmful effects of heat

Tall trees planted as a fence around the orchards protect the plants and fruits from the harmful effects of heat, so gardeners should not prune these trees during the summer so as to avoid damage to the plants due to extreme heat. During summer, to the main branches of plants a mixture of copper sulphate and lime should be applied ...

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BaKhabar Kissan in Collaboration with Reap Agro Conducted a Grand Farmer’s Meeting in Swabi

The purpose of the event was to create awareness amongst farmers regarding digital agriculture and bring together all players in the Agri value chain. Farmer’s issues were discussed and resolved through digital channels. Farmers were informed about BKK platforms such as our application, how to use it and how they can benefit from it. Through BKK partners, digital wallets were ...

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Weather forecast for the third week of July

During the third week of July, heavy monsoon rains are expected in Sindh, including Karachi, due to which there is possibility of flood situation in urban areas. During this period, there will be intermittent rainfall in Punjab, Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. And temperature will be lower than normal. For more details dial 03030300000 and talk to BKK Weather Experts. 

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Grade potatoes for better returns

Farmers should do grading of potatoes and use egg-sized potatoes of 35 to 55 mm in diameter, as seeds. Farmers must thoroughly clean the soil covered potatoes before filling them in sacks and use Patson sacks for filling. The price of loosely filled sack is always low, so better crop price can be achieved when graded. Fill cut or damaged ...

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Vegetables should be irrigated at an interval of eight to ten days.

Watering vegetables at the right time is essential to their growth and water retention. Growers should irrigate vegetables at an interval of eight to ten days. As the temperature in summer intensifies, so does the humidity. Therefore, farmers should not show any negligence in irrigating vegetables and continue to irrigate vegetables at intervals of eight to ten days. However, this ...

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Weather forecast for the second week of July

Monsoon rains are further expected in Kashmir, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It will improve condition of rivers and streams. Southern parts of the country, including Sindh and Balochistan, are unlikely to receive significant rainfall. Moreover, monsoon rains will intensify in mentioned areas after 15th July. For futher details, dial 03030300000 and talk to our Weather Experts.

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Introduction to Revolutionary Mombasa Grass in the field of Agriculture

Taking a revolutionary step in the field of agriculture, scientists introduced Mombasa grass. It is longer than sugarcane and is the best substitute for meeting the nutritional needs of cattle. This tall and thick grass can also be used for food. To grow this grass it does not require a large amount of capital nor does we have to wait ...

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