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Farmers should spray the recommended fungicide at the early stages of anthracnose disease appear on chilies

Initially, anthracnose disease appears in the form of round dark spots on the fruit. This causes the fruit to turn black in the middle and eventually the whole fruit rot. To control this disease, foliar application of any good fungicide should be done recommended by the agriculture experts. Keep inspecting the crop and uproot heavily infested plants.

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Cultivation of sugar cane crop should be done from February to March.

Cultivate sugarcane crop from the first week of February to the middle of March. Use healthy and disease-free seeds for cultivation. Seeds should be soaked in a solution of mildew poison and then cultivated. Seeds of recommended varieties of sugar cane should be used and sugar cane early cultivars are CP77-400, CP72-2086, CP43-33, CPF243, HSF240 and intermediate varieties are SPSG26, ...

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Instructions to irrigate the tunnel vegetables through the drip irrigation system

Agriculture experts instructed farmers to pollinate the flowers by hand because those vegetables which have vines having male and female flowers separately. In tunnel farming, this process should continue until the plastic is removed from the tunnel because after removing the plastic, the bees can do the pollination. While using tunnel technology, it is important to take special care of ...

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Buck and Ram Fattening

In Pakistan, goat and sheep fattening is a profitable business. They need special feed for the purpose of fattening. A farmer can fatten the animal by providing balanced feed for a period of 3 months. Meat up to 50 % can be increased if we provide animals with balanced feed and the quality of meat will be improved as well. ...

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White rust or stag head in canola crop

Stag head or white rust is a fungal infection that can be observed wherever canola and mustard are grown. The symptoms primarily seem like white, blister-like pustules on the leaves or stem and eventually turn brown to black. The spores of fungus survive in soil or seed and result in less production of the crop. For measurements, grow the seeds ...

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Farmers are instructed to cultivate approved Moong Varieties

The agriculture experts advised growers to cultivate approved Moong varieties in March to gain the maximum yield. March is the best suitable time for the cultivation of the Baharia Moong crop. Therefore, growers should start Moong cultivation in the advent of March and complete it within the month by using approved varieties, including NIAB Moong-2006, NIAB Moong-2011, Azri Moong-2006, NIAB ...

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Instruction to start the cultivation of mung crop

The first two weeks of March (when the minimum temperature reaches 15 degrees Celsius) are more suitable for mung cultivation. Mung sowing season has been starting so, farmers should start the preparation of soil. The Loamy soil having good organic matter is suitable for a mung crop. 1-2 times ploughing should be done for soil preparation.

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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 nowadays, which causes the dryness of leaves of the plants to 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 hoeing ...

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Farmers Body Calls For Increasing Wheat Support Price

Pakistan Kissan Ittehad has demanded the government increase wheat support price, give subsidy on fertilizers and fix cotton support price before the sowing season. The PKI members demanded that the wheat support price be fixed equal to the rate fixed in Sindh, Rs2,000 per 40kg, and subsidy is announced on DAP and urea fertilizers.

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Milk fever (Hypocalcemia), an Important Metabolic Disorder

Milk fever is a metabolic disorder usually seen in cattle and buffaloes after giving birth. It is due to low calcium level in milk which causes economic loss. The signs and symptoms include low respiration rate, constipation, bloat, and in the last stage animal goes down in a sitting position. The main cause of this disorder is improper feed management ...

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