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Protect plants from the attack of pests and diseases

Protect plants from the attack of pests and diseases to maximize yields per acre.The fruit fly pierces the fruit and enters, causing damage by eating the fruit from the inside. Gardeners are instructed to collect and bury the affected fruits in case of disease attack and spray them with lamdasylothrin or trichlorfon in 2.5 ml of water for chemical treatment. ...

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Agriculture experts instructed that heavy loam fertile land is very suitable for the cultivation of maize.

Agriculture experts instructed that heavy loam fertile land is very suitable for the cultivation of maize. Farmers should cultivate maize crops in rain-fed areas before the starting of the monsoon season. So the root becomes well established the plants can take benefit from the rainy season. The agriculture experts also instructed farmers to cultivate Sahiwal 2002, Agiti 2002, MMRI Yellow, ...

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Farmers should earthen-up tomato plants while hoeing, agriculture experts

Agriculture experts have instructed tomato growers to irrigate the crop within 15 to 20 days due to climate change and in order to eradicate weeds from the tomato crop, proper hoeing should be performed 2 to 3 times in the early days so that the tomato plants don’t get damaged. During hoeing, earthen-up the tomato plants so that the tomatoes ...

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Prevention of leaf sucking insects/pests.

Sucking insects damage plants with slim, sharp-pointed mouthparts and suck the plant sap which results in small white or red spots on the leaves and other parts of the plant. The symptoms also appear in the form of curling of leaves, deformed fruit, wilting, and drying of the entire plant. Sucking pests include aphids, leafhoppers, thrips, whiteflies, bugs, and mites. ...

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Tomato growers are advised to be very careful during the irrigation of the Tomato crop.

Agriculture experts instructed tomato growers to be very careful during the irrigation of tomato crops. Due to the change in seasonal temperature, the crop should be irrigated within 15 to 20 days. To take away the weeds from the field weeding should be done 2 to 3 times during the early stages of sowing, then farmers get higher productivity.

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Important instructions issued on Stevia cultivation

Stevia is a multifunctional medicinal plant whose leaves are 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar and its extract is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia leaves should be processed and in packet, supplied on commercial basis to various stores in Pakistan so that it can be easily used in tea. This stevia can yield up to 18 ...

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Effect of environmental fluctuations on the growth of vegetables.

Due to the extreme fluctuation in environment, the growth of plants especially vegetables affected very badly. Several factors can influence stand establishment in vegetable crop production. Utmost temperature causes the stunted growth and poor-quality vegetables. The seedlings grow irregularly sometimes the results in cholorosis. Higher humidity adds the chances of sucking insects/ pest infestation while hot, dry conditions generally explains ...

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Spinach should be cultivated through drill by using 15 to 16 kg seed per acre.

In irrigated fields of Punjab, the crop sown from the last week of July to mid-August gives 7 harvestings and also gives a better yield. Thus, farmers should sow 15-16 kg seeds per acre through the drill. Cultivation of spinach requires mild climate while cold, humid climate is required for better yield of leaves. As well as being a winter ...

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Algae formation in Rice field

Rice is the oldest staple crop ranked in 3rd number globally. In Pakistan, it is also contributing to the main cash crop. During the wet season, the chances for algae growth are also enhanced as the water from rivers, creeks and reservoirs used on the rice crop, hold a higher level of background nutrients. The possible effect of algae could ...

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