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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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Complete sowing of potatoes from 15th September to 20th October

In the plain areas of Punjab, especially during the spring, the number of pests that spread the virus is very high and therefore this crop is not suitable for better yield, while during the autumn crop from October to November. As long as the number of pests is low, the potato yield can be easily increased during this season. Autumn ...

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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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Neem tree plantation

Neem is a natural soil conditioner that helps improve the quality of soil, there by enhancing the growth of plants and fruits. It not only helps to grow the plants, but also prevents the attack of insects and fungus. Farmers cultivate it in or around the field to protect the crops from different damages. It can be cultivated in every ...

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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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PPR Disease in Goats and Sheep

Goat plague or PPR is a viral disease of goats and sheep characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, diarrhea, pneumonia, and sometimes death. This disease is also known as Ovine rinderpest. Cattle and several wild ruminants have been infected most often experimentally, but goats and sheep are the usual targets. All the sheep and goats of the affected flock ...

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Weather forecast for the first week of September and its effects on agriculture

Weather Forecast During the first week, the monsoon system is likely to bring thundershowers to most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and Punjab, while Sindh and Southern Punjab are likely to receive showers at some places. During this time the temperature will remain normal. Agriculture advisory Rainfall for rain fed areas of Punjab will have a very good effect ...

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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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Instructions to start cultivation of linseed

Farmers are instructed to start the cultivation of linseed in early September. If planting is completed on time then better yields can be achieved. Linseed cultivation should be completed by 30th September. Loamy soil is of utmost importance and preferred for linseed cultivation. For better production and high yield always use recommended approved varieties. When planting linseed with a drill, row to row ...

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Infestation of pink bollworm in cotton

Adult is a small, thin, gray moth with fringed wings. Young larvae is white in color, which is exactly the color of cotton fiber and thus these are not clearly visible, later turns pink. The female moth lays eggs in cotton bolls and when the larvae emerge from the eggs, they inflict damage through feeding. They chew through the cotton ...

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