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Special Instructions to protect the potato crop from late blight disease

Late blight of potato is a fungal disease which normally occurs in dry humid weather. When plants have become infected there are lesions that appear on leaves that are brown in color and have an irregular shape. It is found on older leaves first. Use resistance varieties and fungicides like Dithane M-45 to prevent this disease. Nighat shaheen (Agri expert)

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Weeds must be effectively managed in the wheat crops

In order to achieve higher production, weeds should be properly managed. To increase production per acre the prevention of weeds growth is necessary because weeds cause 42% reduction in production. Timely application of spray must be ensured, spray for the control of broad leaves must be applied after first irrigation. About 100-120 liter of water must be used for the ...

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Protect crops and vegetables from frost

In extreme cold conditions, water accumulates in the stem, branches, and leaf cells of the plants that adversely affect the growth. Plants can die because of severe cold, so special attention should be given to protect them from frost. To protect the orchards from severe cold, apply lime or copper sulphate on the stem or wrap old sacks or straws ...

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Special Care For Cattle During Smog, Severe Weather Conditions Urged

Livestock Department urged upon the cattle owners to take special care of their animals from severe weather conditions and smog. Cattle are precious asset of the farmers and any negligence in animal’s care can cause losses to farmers. This was stated by Deputy Director Livestock (jalapur pirwala) Dr Jamshaid Akhtar while talking to farmers during a session related to “Farmers ...

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Farmers must prune the trees after picking the fruits

Pruning is an important cultural practice in the life of a tree. It not only provides strength to plants but also protects from diseases and pests. Gardeners must prune the trees after picking the fruits. Cut down all the infected or older branches of the tree that are not bearing the fruits. Through this practice, Plants release all the stress ...

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Punjab Seed Corporation instructed the farmers not to pay more than the fixed price of seeds

Punjab Seed Corporation has instructed the farmers not to pay more than the fixed price of seeds anywhere. The Seed Corporation has fixed the price of high-quality wheat seeds of each variety per bag and has written on the bag so the farmers should not pay extra. In case of charging then contact to the local official department of agriculture.

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Wheat cultivation on the strips saves 30 to 50% of water. Agriculture experts

According to agriculture experts, the best time to cultivate wheat in irrigated areas is November 30. Farmers should cultivate wheat preferably on strips to get higher yields. This method saves 30 to 50% of water and also protects the crop from falling. After harvesting cotton, sugarcane, rice, and maize, use a rotavator in the ground to make soil pulverized. Because ...

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Despite water scarcity: Pakistan helps farmers in enhancing agriculture production

Pakistan is among the top three countries which are facing water scarcity. It has badly affected the agricultural production. About 90% of the water is being consumed by the agriculture sector of Pakistan. Now Punjab government has provided subsidies of Rs 67.5 million for the installation of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems. These irrigation systems use 50% less water as ...

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No agri policy without farmers consent,Punjab Minister

Punjab Minister for Law and Social Welfare Basharat Raja has said farmers would be taken into confidence before making important decisions and their recommendations would also be included in Punjab’s agricultural policy. He expressed these views while talking to the representatives of Kisan Board Pakistan at DC Office. Agriculture Secretary Waqas Mahmood Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz were also ...

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Farmers are instructed to start harvesting sesame when leaves turn yellow.

Agriculture experts have instructed to start harvesting of sesame crop.  When 90 to 95% of the leaves fall from sesame plants and the beans turn yellow by 75%. Cut the plants before the opening of the beans and make small bundles, place them on the ground so that light and air can pass through them easily.    

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