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Punjab can turn 3.8m more acres of land fertile

About 3.8 million acres of land in Punjab is barren, which can be converted into fertile land in order to benefit the country’s agriculture sector. According to official sources, the total cultivated area in the province is about 50.7 million acres. Although steps are being taken to convert barren and non-agricultural land into fertile soil, the pace of the work ...

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Agricultural developments in Koh- e- Sulaiman areas: Secretary Agriculture of South Punjab

Agriculture Secretary of South Punjab Saqib Ali Ateel visited the Koh-e- Sulaiman areas. He said that the government has allocated fund of 189 million rupees for the agricultural development of these areas. He further added that for the promotion of high-value agriculture, the government will provide a 90% subsidy on fruit plants. The fruit plants include citrus, olive, and date. ...

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Pakistan mulls peaceful use of drone technology

In order to improve the performance and boost the capabilities, Pakistan mulls over the Drone Regulatory Authority (DRA) for peaceful and effective use of remote-control surveillance technology in various fields. The DRA would allow drone technology to be used for different purposes such as research in different fields, assist in the restoration of peace, search and rescue operations, and logistics ...

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Instructions to start muskmelon cultivation in all areas of Punjab

In all areas of Punjab, muskmelon cultivation will be started from the first week of February. It can be cultivated in all types of soils, but well fertile soil having good drainage capability has considered much appropriate for its cultivation. Muskmelon varieties T96 and Ravi can be grown at 21-35°C until the end of March.

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Govt allows wheat, sugar import to check prices

The government of Punjab has “anticipated shortage of sugar towards the end of the current season in October or November 2021”. Punjab cane commissioner said despite 20% high production this year, the Punjab government was anticipating 300,000 metric tons of sugar. The crushing is in process and the clear position of stocks can only be gauged at the end of ...

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Govt to subsidize sunflower cultivation

Punjab government had announced to provide a subsidy of Rs5,000 per acre to each sunflower cultivator, stated Agriculture Director Chaudhry Abdul Hameed. Sunflower is an important and cash crop that will not only meet the domestic food requirements but also play a vital role in mitigating the financial sufferings of the growers.

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Foot and Mouth disease vaccination is Mandatory ,Livestock experts

The Livestock Department has raised awareness about the advantages of minerals in animals and launched a vaccination campaign to prevent foot-and-mouth disease in Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, and Faisalabad districts. Growers feed must be added with wheat straw bales in fodder. Animals should be protected from cold weather and cold water should not be given to them as it ...

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Instruction on urgent measures to protect onion and garlic crops from thrips

There is a danger of the thrips of onions and garlic now a days, which causes the dryness of leaves of the plants gradually shrinkage and the surface of infected leaf discourse shines bright. Farmers irrigate the crop and do not allow the plants to dry. In the natural prevention of this disease, it may also be useful to do ...

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Okra can be cultivated twice a year in February to March and June to July

Farmers are instructed to start cultivating okra by mid-February and it is recommended to cultivate a variety named “sabaz pari”. It is also desirable to use 10-12 kg seeds per acre of good germination for sowing. If it is cloudy and temperature is below 20 0 C at the time of cultivation, then Okra should not be sown as it ...

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Farmers are instructed to start melon cultivation in February

Farmers of Punjab province should start the cultivation of melon in the first week of February. Melon varieties T96 and Ravi can be cultivated at 21 to 35 degree centigrade at the end of march. Melon can be cultivated in all kinds of soil. However, fertile loamy and soil with good drainage is suitable for cultivation of melon. 1 ½ ...

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