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Instruction to start the cultivation of mung crop

The first two weeks of March (when the minimum temperature reaches 15 degrees Celsius) are more suitable for mung cultivation. Mung sowing season has been starting so, farmers should start the preparation of soil. The Loamy soil having good organic matter is suitable for a mung crop. 1-2 times ploughing should be done for soil preparation.

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Instruction on urgent measures to protect onion and garlic crops from thrips

There is a danger of the thrips of onions and garlic nowadays, which causes the dryness of leaves of the plants to gradually shrinkage and the surface of infected leaf discourse shines bright. Farmers irrigate the crop and do not allow the plants to dry. In the natural prevention of this disease, it may also be useful to do hoeing ...

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Farmers Body Calls For Increasing Wheat Support Price

Pakistan Kissan Ittehad has demanded the government increase wheat support price, give subsidy on fertilizers and fix cotton support price before the sowing season. The PKI members demanded that the wheat support price be fixed equal to the rate fixed in Sindh, Rs2,000 per 40kg, and subsidy is announced on DAP and urea fertilizers.

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Milk fever (Hypocalcemia), an Important Metabolic Disorder

Milk fever is a metabolic disorder usually seen in cattle and buffaloes after giving birth. It is due to low calcium level in milk which causes economic loss. The signs and symptoms include low respiration rate, constipation, bloat, and in the last stage animal goes down in a sitting position. The main cause of this disorder is improper feed management ...

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Sandy soils with good drainage are suitable for groundnut cultivation

Farmers should cultivate groundnut in sandy soils having good drainage system. Deep plowing should be done while preparing the soil so that the topsoil is completely submerged and weeds are also destroyed. Cultivation should be done in March to April in rain fed areas. Groundnut Varieties include Bari 2000 Border 479 Golden and Bari 2011, recommended Seed rate 70 kg/acre.

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Farmers should protect the pea crop from environmental stress to gain bumper yield, Agriculture Experts

It is important to protect the crop from environmental stress for the better production of peas. Farmers should spray 1 to 2 kg of urea in 100l L of water on the pea crop which is under stress due to drought and fog. Increasing the irrigation interval to 15 days in winter can yield useful results. To gain pure seeds, ...

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Farmers are instructed to complete the early sowing of pumpkins from January – March

Farmers are instructed to complete the early sowing of pumpkin from January – March. Farmers should avoid delays in the late sowing of pumpkin to achieve better crop production. The selection of well-drain fertile loamy soil gives good results. Farmers should use one kilogram of seed for one acre of the field at a distance of one meter on both ...

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Government to Provide Rs 2 Billion Subsidy for Cotton Output Enhancement

In order to restore the declining output of cotton as well as encouraging the growers to bring maximum area under crop production, the government was working on a scheme of incentive for the provision of all major inputs on subsidized rates during the current Kharif Season. Under the subsidy scheme, the government would provide over Rs 2 billion subsidies to ...

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Loose smut disease in wheat crop and its prevention

When wheat crop starts the grain formation, the spike is covered with blackish material due to spores of the fungus. This fungus survives inside the plant probably in the seed and only visible after head emergence. Growers can observe the brown or black smutted heads with no grain formation. The infected plant could be identified in the field which is ...

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Govt to Launch ‘50 Million Olive Tree’ Tsunami

The federal government is going to launch a ‘50 Million Olive Tree Tsunami’ project across the country to help poor farmers. Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam announced this on Sunday after visiting the olive farms in Chakwal district. Under the initiative, millions of olive trees will be planted in the regions hit by water shortage, droughts, ...

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