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Eradicate weeds from maize crop

A weed is any plant growing in a wrong place, usually considered undesirable.Uncontrolled weeds compete with the crop of interest for nutrients, moisture and space, and may completely suppress the crop if uncontrolled. They also harbour pests and diseases.Young maize seedlings can easily be overwhelmed by weeds.Weeds take full advantage of the wide rows and upright growth of maize, colonizing ...

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Mango Festival To Start on July 13 in Multan

Three days long mango festival will start in Multan on July 13. Its main purpose is to promote the production of mango in Pakistan. This festival is a combined efforts of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture and Bahauddin Zakariya University. Ambassadors of different countries, agricultural scientists, auditors, mango farmers and different industries will be participating in this festival.

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Take proper care of the Guava trees, agricultural experts

Whiteflies, particularly Bemisia whiteflies, are a minor pest of guava trees and usually don’t require treatment to control their populations. Identify the tiny, adults by their red eyes, two sets of white wings and yellow body, which is 1 /25 of an inch long. To control whiteflies naturally, get rid of infested leaves and spray the tree with your garden ...

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Tomato crop must be protected from Insects, Agriculture Experts

Insects, such as white fly and aphids cause physical damage only when they occur in large numbers. However, they may transmit viruses, which can cause much greater damage. These insects can come from outside your field, and may cause entire crop to become infected. Also, leaves damaged by insects become more susceptible to fungal and bacterial diseases.Crop must be protected ...

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Agriculture Experts recommended to cultivate Tinda in the rainy season till end of July.

Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and pH ranging from 6.5-7.5 is best suited for Tinda cultivation. This crop requires a moderate warm temperature. Tinda prefers light or sandy soils where its roots can penetrate easily. Tinda is mainly cultivated in the lowlands, from sea-level up to approximately 1000 m altitude. It likes warm, sunny conditions ...

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Soya Bean cultivation must be done till August, Agriculture Department

Soybean can be grown successfully under a wide range of temperatures. Its cultivation must be done till August.The minimum and maximum soil temperatures for germination of soybean seeds are approximately 5°C and 4°C. Irrigations (depending upon rains), respectively. The optimum temperature for rapid vegetative growth rate is about 30oC whereas, temperature above 40oC has adverse effect on flower initiation and ...

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For the best Production of Chillies it should be protected from diseases, Agriculture Department

Agriculture Department said that for the best Production of Chillies it should be protected from diseases. Beside different pests, pathogens are also a serious threat for chilli crop such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes etc. Commonly fungal diseases cause more damage than diseases cause by other pathogens. Several fungi cause various diseases in chilli plants. Some time these fungi can ...

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Chemical Control of major insect of sesame

For the control of larvae of leaf roller, till hawk moth, whitefly and leaf hopper, spray Dimecron 100 % @ 200 to 250 ml/acre or Methyl Parathion @ 350 to 500 m/acre or Somicidin 20 EC @ 250 ml/acre or Karate @ 250-300 ml/acre mixed in 100 to 150 liters of water at 10-15 days interval, two times in case ...

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Pak delegation to attend SAARC SDF conclave in India from July 1

A business delegation under the leadership of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Senior Vice President (SVP) Iftikhar Ali Malik will leave for India on June 30 to participate in South Asian Association of Regional Countries (SAARC) Development Fund (SDF) Partnership Conclave 2018.The three-day Conclave to be commenced from July 1 is aimed at strategic growth in the South Asia ...

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