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Farmers advised to cultivate high yielding varieties of sunflower

<p>Farmers should cultivate high-yielding varieties of sunflower over a greater area so that it can help save billions of rupees of oil import including self-sufficiency. Farmers should adopt inter-cropping instead of traditional way of sowing crops so that they continue to generate income all year long. Some have also imported sunflower seeds from South Africa, whose varieties 5521 and 8251 ...

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Wheat growers are advised to plough and level the fields before sowing begins.

<p>Divide the fields into small parts before planking for wheat cultivation and good production. Farmers should strictly follow the above instructions so that more water can be penetrate through tillage practice (rouhni) in the soil and till with less water, while at the time of sowing planking and ploughing should be done before sunrise. In addition, repeating this process two ...

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Animals should be provided nutrient rich feed to ensure better health

<p>Deficiency of phosphorus and other minerals can effect animal growth. These mineral salts can be supplied to animals in a variety of ways. Lack of these elements effects the breeding and working ability of animals. The gradual decline in milk and meat production is also due to the deficiency of these minerals. Cattle breeders should ensure the balanced use of ...

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Fertility can be increased by adding crop residues to the soil

<p>By burning the crop residues it creates smoke, so instead of burning the residues, add them to the soil and increase soil fertility. Specifically, the burning of rice fields damages the organic matter of the ground and affects the fertility of the earth. Major causes of smog include coal burning, power plants and burning of crop residues.</p>

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Complete Red lentil cultivation by November 15th

<p> Red lentil cultivators should complete the sowing by November 15th in rain-fed areas. The varieties that should be cultivated includes Masoor 93, Nayyab Masoor 2002, Nayyab Masoor 2006, Punjab Masoor 2009, Chakwal Masoor and Markaz 2009 and the seed rate should be 30kg per acre. For high yield one bag of DAP, one bag of SOP and one and a half bag of ...

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Benefits of applying Potash in Wheat

<p>The use of potash is extremely helpful in increasing the weight of wheat grains, protecting the crop from diseases and preventing it from falling. However, up to 60 maund per acre of wheat can be acquired by modern methods of cultivation. So make sure to use the latest technology, including the use of potash, to achieve a bumper crop. If ...

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Benefits of using fertilizers and weedicides together

<p>The benefits of using fertilizers and weedicides together are colossal. It is economically an innovation in the fertilizer industry. Many weeds have the ability to compete with crops and plants for nourishment from applied fertilizers. Weedicides are used before and after the germination of weeds. If the time of spraying and germination of weeds is same, and if there is ...

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Off-season cotton crop management

<p>The cotton farmers should adopt off-season cotton management strategy to save next crop from the attack of pink bollworm. These bollworm goes in hibernation during November and December and its eggs remain on cotton remains in farms and ginning factories. The farmers should cut the branches of cotton crops from the base till January 31st and keep them in the sunlight for few days so that Pink bollworm, its larva and eggs could die.</p>

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Wheat cultivation in irrigated areas

<p>In irrigated areas wheat cultivation should be started from November 1st. Farmers should well prepare the land for timely cultivation of wheat. Weeding should be done manually. The seed rate should be kept about 40-50kg per acre. Select seeds that are clean, healthy and free from diseases. Before planting, the seeds should be treated with fungicide by the advice of ...

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