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Agriculture experts instructed farmers for immediate disposal of residues after harvesting of spring crops and vegetables

Agriculture experts instructed the farmers to destroy the remnants of spring crops and vegetables immediately because, in the presence of these remnants, there is a high risk of whiteflies on other crops, including cotton which can cause severe damage to crops. Cotton growers should focus on whiteflies from spring crops because whiteflies are a very harmful pest of cotton. The ...

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Govt Providing Rs 5,000 Per Acre Subsidy For Cultivation Of Sunflower

Under the Prime Minister’s Agricultural Emergency Program, the Punjab Government was providing a subsidy of Rs 5,000 per acre on sunflower cultivation to increase the production . The agriculture department has divided Punjab into two parts for the production of sunflower. In the first phase, sunflower cultivation is scheduled from December 20 to January 31, while in second phase, sunflower ...

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Bakhaber Kissan is celebrating NATIONAL FARMER’S DAY – 18 Dec

The National Farmers’ Day in Pakistan, also known as Kissan Day, is celebrated every year. The profession of farming began around 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock as hunters, gatherers settled down and started to plant their own food. In short, farming is one of the oldest jobs around. So let‘s take a moment to give some love ...

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Precautionary measures to prevent potato crops from soil insects.

Potato growers should take precautionary measures to protect their crops from pests especially soil cutworms which can cut young plants close to the ground at night. In this way, the plants can be damaged before reaching their full vegetative stage. During the development of fruits inside the soil, the light traps should be placed near the plants to prevent them ...

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The attack of powdery mildew disease on canola crops in winter, Agriculture experts

Agriculture experts instructed canola growers to ensure proper strategies to protect the crop from various diseases. Shedding of leaves, flowers and the rotting of roots usually results due to the attack of powdery mildew disease in canola crop. The recommended fungicide should be used in consultation with agriculture experts.

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Farmers should remove the black-leg infected potato plants from the field

Black-leg disease attacks the potato plants in the early growing season. Foliage impulsively begins to turn yellow and inwards. Farmers can see black or dark brown color at the base of the stem. To prevent this disease, remove the foliage & the tubers of the infected plants from the field and burn them. Treat the seed with fungicide before sowing. ...

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Farmers are instructed to transfer chili’s seedling to field in the month of January

Agriculture experts instructed farmers to transfer chili’s seedlings to the fields in the month of January. Farmers should apply 10 to 12 tons of compost per acre before transferring chili’s seedlings to the field. At the time of transplanting, the plants should be 10 to 12 cm. In soil preparation, ploughing should be done twice to level the soil. To ...

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Fog fever

Fog fever is an acute pneumonia of adult cattle that occurs within 4 to 10 days of moving from dry feed to fresh, lush green fodder. This condition develops rapidly. It occurs during foggy and winter season. Feeding fresh Berseem and Canola may cause this fever. Symptoms include difficult breathing, coughing, frothing from the mouth, anxiety (separation from group), collapse, ...

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Farmer should adopt post-harvest techniques to maintain quality of citrus

After harvesting of citrus, farmers should wash the fruits with clean water and then dip them in chlorinated [email protected] per Liter water. Now, these fruits should be partially dried. To further enhance the appearance of fruits farmers should do a coating of Citrashine wax with a foam. After applying wax fruits should be dried in a shade. Now, these fruits ...

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Instructions to farmers for maize harvesting

Farmers should harvest the maize crop on time because climate change, less sunshine, and humidity in the atmosphere are likely to damage the crop. Maize crop is harvested when the cob sheath dries completely and the corner of grains turns black. Cobs are removed from the plants and dried under sunlight until the moisture content of the grains is below ...

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