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Soil Requirements and Preparations of Maize

The maize crop grows well in well irrigated loams and gives low yields in areas with high rainfall. The soil can be prepared by ploughing 4 times followed by planking each time.Good crop stand is possible when sown in July or else the yield will be reduced. Usually seed is broadcasted. But to get better crop yield the seed can ...

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Protect Mango orchards from fruit fly attack: Agriculture Experts

The mango fruit fly is believed to be the single largest crop damager in Pakistan. The flies attack semi ripe and mature fruits during the months of April and May. Other fruits like guava, citrus, plum, peach, sapota, loquot, etc are also susceptible to this pest attack.Damage is caused both by adults and maggots. Adult female punctures the rind of ...

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Irrigation in millet crop

Millet crop is mainly grown under rainfed situation..Pearl millet crop is exposed to drought conditions very often during its growth and consequently the yields are lower than the potential yield. So, if the farmers want higher pearl millet yields even during the rainy season, the answer is irrigation, if water is available.The number and frequency of irrigations vary with the ...

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Okra requires high soil temperatures and high day and night temperatures for best production

Okra is a warm season, kharif crop, requires high soil temperatures and high day and night temperatures for best production, but the growers start its cultivation from January as off season-early crop for getting higher prices. Okra generally takes two months for harvestable pods, which extends from February through November, but most of the production occurs in the summer months. ...

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Guidelines for cotton picking

Punjab agriculture department has urged farmers to take special care of cotton during picking, its storage and transportation to market. The standard of Pakistani cotton is acknowledged in the entire world.Farmers are suggested start picking when 50 percent of cotton fruit gains maturity.The cotton picked from infected or immature fruits should be kept away from healthy cotton, Farmers are urged ...

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Minister For Livestock Punjab Mian Nauman Kabir Visits UVAS

The Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Mian Nauman Kabir paid a visit to theUniversity of Veterinary and Animal Sciences(UVAS) Lahore City Campus Lahore and held a detailed meeting with Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, senior faculty members and administrative officers of the university.The minister lauded the progress made by the UVASfor the development of livestock ...

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Field preparation and Planting

The avocado plantation in a relatively new area required care in selection of the varieties. The varieties of both A and B groups should be selected and their flowering must overlap. The proportion of A and B group varieties can be 1:1 or 2:1. Avocado is planted out to a distance of 6 to 12 meters depending on the vigour ...

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Agri research playing vital role in ensuring food security

Punjab Secretary Agriculture Dr Wasif Khurshid said that agricultural research is playing an important role in ensuring food security of the country. Wasif appreciating work speed and enthusiasm/dedication of agricultural scientists towards completion of their tasks claimed that pro-farmer policies of the government resulted in 3.81 percent growth rate during this year. Similarly, crop sector witnessed 9 percent increase in ...

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Climate Required for Red Kidney Beans Farming

This crop grows well in tropical and temperate areas receiving 60 to 150 cm of rainfall annually. Ideal temperature for better yield is 15°C to 25°C. Thiscrop requires fine seedbed and good moisture in the soil for better germination of the seeds. Give two to three ploughing to bring soil at fine tilth. Make field level so that water stagnation ...

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