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Inter-cropping of vegetables and pulses in fruit orchards

Growing vegetables and pulses in interspaces of the fruit trees enable farmers to utilize not only the vacant space efficiently but also enables them to earn additional income from the same piece of land. Until the fruit trees come to the fruiting stage, gardeners should grow vegetables such as bottle gourd, pumpkin, bitter gourd, onion, okra, cauliflower, radish, carrot, and ...

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Farmers Advised To Start Cotton Cultivation Immediately

Agriculture experts have advised the growers to start cultivation of cotton immediately and complete it up to May 10 for getting a bumper crop. April 21st to May 10th is the most suitable time for cotton cultivation. Therefore, the farmers should avail of this opportunity and immediately start cotton cultivation on maximum land.

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The cultivation of medicinal plants is profitable for growers.

Farmers can increase their income by the cultivation of medicinal herbs. Use 3-4 kg seed per acre for plantation. Fertile soil with abundant water is believed best for the cultivation of medicinal plants. Prepare the soil by plowing 5-6 times in the field. Add 8-10 tones of well-rotted farmyard manure per acre to increase the fertility level of the land. ...

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Urban people are advised by agriculture experts for Kitchen Gardening

Pakistan is blessed with a variety of climatic and geographic regimes, which create diversified agroecological conditions suitable for growing almost all kinds of vegetables. Household gardening has a vast potential for addressing the food and health of the urban and peri-urban population. The obvious advantages associated with household gardening, such as pesticide-free produce and availability at the doorstep on one ...

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Nutrient management in Stevia plant

Nutrient management in Stevia plant. Stevia likes a light irrigation with lower nitrogen content during the summer months. Drip or sprinkler irrigation is the best method for the fertigation of Stevia plants to avoid moisture injures. Nitrogen plays a vital role in vegetative growth, but the unreasonable level of nitrogen in stevia causes poor flavor. Gardeners are advised to fertilize ...

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Punjab Government Providing Subsidy to farmers on Cotton Seeds

Punjab government was offering a subsidy to farmers on cotton seeds for 2,00,000 acres. Rs 1000 per/acre is being offered to farmers. Subsidy was being provided on recommended seed varieties. The subsidy is being given through a voucher, present in seed packets. The government was strictly monitoring the provision of quality fertilizers and pesticides to boost the agriculture sector. The ...

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The maize crop is popular fodder for livestock

Maize crop has a variety of uses. it is grown basically for grains and at the same time a popular fodder for livestock. Its grains are a plentiful source of starch, protein and edible oil that is extracted from maize seeds. Biofuel like ethanol, biodiesel is being obtained from maize in many parts of the world.

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Cultivation of Rhodes grass

Rhodes grass is one of the most nutritious evergreen fodders which are cultivated successfully in a hot and humid climate. Once established, good yields can be obtained for at least three years. Farmers should cultivate Rhode grass in heavy loamy soil with good drainage. The crop can be sown twice a year from January to February by seeds and July ...

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Chilies Plant Blossom Drop Causes and Prevention.

Chilies are an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain other vitamins and minerals. They are consumed on a large scale all over the world, but the production is going to bounded because buds fall off. The primary reasons for flower falling are the fluctuation in temperature, irrigation practices, and higher use of Nitrogen fertilizers. It is advised to ...

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