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Agriculture experts instructed that heavy loam fertile land is very suitable for the cultivation of maize.

Agriculture experts instructed that heavy loam fertile land is very suitable for the cultivation of maize. Farmers should cultivate maize crops in rain-fed areas before the starting of the monsoon season. So the root becomes well established the plants can take benefit from the rainy season. The agriculture experts also instructed farmers to cultivate Sahiwal 2002, Agiti 2002, MMRI Yellow, ...

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Prevention of leaf sucking insects/pests.

Sucking insects damage plants with slim, sharp-pointed mouthparts and suck the plant sap which results in small white or red spots on the leaves and other parts of the plant. The symptoms also appear in the form of curling of leaves, deformed fruit, wilting, and drying of the entire plant. Sucking pests include aphids, leafhoppers, thrips, whiteflies, bugs, and mites. ...

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Important instructions issued on Stevia cultivation

Stevia is a multifunctional medicinal plant whose leaves are 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar and its extract is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia leaves should be processed and in packet, supplied on commercial basis to various stores in Pakistan so that it can be easily used in tea. This stevia can yield up to 18 ...

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Effect of environmental fluctuations on the growth of vegetables.

Due to the extreme fluctuation in environment, the growth of plants especially vegetables affected very badly. Several factors can influence stand establishment in vegetable crop production. Utmost temperature causes the stunted growth and poor-quality vegetables. The seedlings grow irregularly sometimes the results in cholorosis. Higher humidity adds the chances of sucking insects/ pest infestation while hot, dry conditions generally explains ...

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Algae formation in Rice field

Rice is the oldest staple crop ranked in 3rd number globally. In Pakistan, it is also contributing to the main cash crop. During the wet season, the chances for algae growth are also enhanced as the water from rivers, creeks and reservoirs used on the rice crop, hold a higher level of background nutrients. The possible effect of algae could ...

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The second harvest of the sorghum crop should be completed this month before flowering, agriculture expert.

Agriculture expert instructed fodder growers to complete the second harvest of the sorghum crop this month before flowering. Because at this time of harvest, proper nutrition and higher yields are obtained. Also, the second harvest of sorghum can yield 600 to 800 mounds per acre. However, if the crop is harvested late, the number of harvests decreases as nutrition is ...

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