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Preventive measures to safe cotton crops from Pink Boll Worm.

Pink bollworm is a dangerous pest, which after completion of cotton picking, survives on cotton crop remains to complete life cycle۔ Pest warning wing of the agriculture department was also installing pheromone traps at heaps of cotton sticks, at ginning factories and oil mills to monitor pink bollworm. Sticks carry pink bollworm undergoing diapause and thus be destroyed before the ...

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Wheat growers must remove weeds from fields.

Wheat growers have been advised to remove weeds to obtain good and quality yield of the crop. Punjab Agriculture Department sources said that according to an estimate, weeds could reduce production up to 50 per cent. They said that farmers should carry out anti-weed sprays. Growers were suggested not to carry out spray in case of fog, gusty winds or rain. Flat fan ...

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Precautionary measures for harvesting pulses.

Farmers should harvest pulses at the right time so that the production is not affected. Before harvesting, remove the disease-affected plants so that the quality of the healthy seeds is not effected. Harvesting is done when 90 percent of pulses are ready. Morning is best for harvesting, because moisture level is high and there are less chances of grain shattering. ...

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Farmers are directed to start Melon cultivation from February.

The farmers should start cultivation of melon from first week of February to get bumper yield. ۔ Agriculture (Extension) Department spokesman said “The growers should cultivate approved varieties of melon for getting maximum produce”. The melon can be sown by end of March because this period is the most suitable for its cultivation, he added.

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Hydroponics in Pakistan.

Hydroponics can be a revolutionary technology for Pakistan to guarantee suitable and sustainable supply of vegetable. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution.Hydroponics does not use soil, instead the root system is supported using an inert medium, while also having access to oxygen. Growing with hydroponics comes with many advantages, the biggest of ...

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Garlic leaves and stems rot can occur at any growth stage.

In order to obtain better production, precautionary measures must be taken to protect garlic crop from various diseases and harmful insect pests. Because garlic leaves and stem rot disease can occur at any stage of growth. The symptoms of the disease appear in the form of brown spots on the leaves and stems. Later, their color becomes reddish, after which ...

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Attack of warble fly (Mahro Makhi).

“Mehro Makhi” or warble fly is highly dangerous for animals because it punctures skins, affects reproduction system and growth of animals, a focal person of Livestock Department Multan,  Dr. Majid informed. The affected animals lose capacity to offer milk or produce babies due to attack of the fly, he said. These cattle heads could not take food properly as “Mehro ...

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