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Gardeners are instructed to complete the pruning of grapevines during this month

Grapes can be grown in almost all types of soils but well fertile sandy loam soil is more suitable for its cultivation. Gardeners are instructed to prepare grape cuttings and pruning during this month. In January, when the vines are in the dormant period, cuttings are prepared by pruning, and after preparing the cuttings, they are tied in small bundles ...

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Farmers Should Protect Plants, Crops from Cold: Agri Experts

The farmers should follow recommendations of the agriculture expert to protect their plants from extreme cold and frost. Due to extreme cold, water freezes in stems, branches and leaf cells of plants, which adversely affects growth of plants and some time, plants die due to severe cold or frost. farmers covered plants with plastic sacks of fertilizer. Farmers to irrigate ...

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Farmers should Use pheromone traps to control the fruit fly

The hosted plants of fruit fly include Guava, jujube, citrus and peach. The fruit fly starts its life cycle inside the fruit and when it grows up, it enters the soil from the fruit They are more numerous in the month of january, febraury and march. Pheromone traps, methyl eugenol trap and protein hydrolites are used to control fruit fly.

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Special instructions for farmers about the harvesting of the strawberry crop

Strawberry is a perishable fruit that is grown in the month of October-November, and its fruit gets ready to harvest in January. Farmers should pick only fully red (ripe) berries after every three days. Berries should be Cut by the stem with scissors and do not pull the berry otherwise, you could damage the plant. After harvesting put the fruit ...

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Suitable varieties of sunflower

Suitable varieties of sunflower include High Sun-33, T-40318, Agora 4, NKR Money, US 666, US 444, PAR Sun 3, Oxygen-5264, Oxygen-5270, S-278, and HS. The agriculture experts also instructed for timely sowing of sunflower is essential for higher yields as delayed planting not only reduces the yield per acre of sunflower but also the amount of oil.

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Gardeners apply the Bordeaux mixture to the stems of fruit trees

As the temperature drops during the winter months, the risk of fungal infestation on fruit trees increases. Use a Bordeaux mixture to protect plants from diseases and pests. For this purpose, mix 10 kg gypsum, 10 kg slaked lime in 100 liters of water and apply on the trunks of trees. It does not only protect the plants from diseases ...

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Increase in Buffalo Production Capacity

It is very necessary to observe puberty in buffalo as they reach at two years of age. In order to get higher milk and meat production buffalo should be offered with balanced feed. Puberty age in buffalo can be decreased from 40 to 26 months when feed is offered with balanced amount of energy and protein. High quality semen should ...

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Farmers are instructed to perform hoeing activity in chickpea crop: Agriculture Experts

Removal of weeds or unwanted plants from chickpea crop can be done with both chemical and non-chemical methods. However, in non-chemical ways, weeds can also be effectively removed by hoeing. The first weeding should be done 30-40 days after cultivation while the second weeding should be done 70-80 days after sowing. Hoeing not only suppress weeds but also improves plant ...

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The government of Punjab has started subsidizing DAP fertilizer

The government of Punjab has started subsidizing DAP fertilizer. According to the agriculture department, the Punjab government has paid Rs 2-4 billion on DAP fertilizer to more than 300,000 farmers in the financial year 2019-20. The federal government is releasing funds for two days to those farmers who have not received the subsidy, after that all the farmers will be ...

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Multan Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) have developed new cotton varieties for 2021

Scientists of CCRI have developed high yielding, virus and pest resistant (pink ball worm) varieties of cotton for the upcoming year. These varieties include CIM-632, CIM-343, CIM-789, CIM -663, CYTO -178, CYTO -179, CYTO -536 etc. Beside that these varieties can tolerate adverse climatic conditions and water stress. Rehana Shoukat (Soil Scientist)

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