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Instructions for cultivating Flax seeds

<p>The cultivators should start the cultivation of flax seeds immediately so that it is completed timely by November 15th and help in achieving better yield. Selecting medium fertile soil for the cultivation of flax seed is of utmost importance. Cultivate approved variety known as “Chandni1988” to get maximum yield. Maintain row to row distance of upto 30 cm and sow ...

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Canola cultivation should be completed by October 31

<p>Farmers can cultivate canola varieties in well drainage soil. Farmers should plant canola in rows 30 to 45 cm apart and use 1.5 to 2 kg per acre with a germination rate of more than 80%. Farmers can also use 2 to 3 kg per acre in case of less rainfall areas. For best results use one bag DAP, half ...

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Ban on burning crop residues

<p>To prevent smog, crop residues and garbage burning have been banned. Several kinds of adverse effects are caused due to the burning of crop residues. Burning of crop residues is more common in paddy cultivation areas as it is the quick way to prepare the soil for the next crop. The atmosphere gets polluted by burning these crop residues. The ...

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Chance of aphid attack on rice crop

<p>At present the rice crop is attacked by aphid and usually the attack of the aphid is in patches. Adults and infants of the aphids suck the sap from the lower part of the plant, causing the affected leaves to turn yellow and brown. In the severe attack, the plants are turn to be dried and burned. For integrated aphid ...

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Citrus growth can be increased by proper grafting methods

<p>For proper grafting of citrus fruit, grafting scion must be taken from those plants that are healthy and possess good yielding capacity. Before grafting, rootstock should be given urea and water. Most effective time for grafting is during September and October. The instruments used for grafting should be cleaned with recommended antiseptics. Such branches of a trees should be selected, in which sap is moving with appropriate speed and ...

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Most damaging insect of rice, Aphid

Brown aphids are one of the most dangerous insect pest that damages sugarcane and other crops along with paddy rice. Its attack on the crop is very severe when the crop bears rice. The female brown aphid lay eggs between the leaves. The eggs begin to hatch in eight days. Adults suck the juice from the bottom of the plant ...

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Removal of weeds for better production per acre of sunflower

Timely removal of weeds, pruning and fertilizers application should be done for better production per acre of sunflower. Factors affecting the production per acre of sunflower are the most concentrated herbs because their abundance and rapid tolerance depletes the crop of food, water and light. The first eight weeks of sunflower germination are extremely important. To remove weeds, hoeing should ...

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Lack of nutrients, reduced productivity of agricultural lands

<p>Soil fertility is the guarantee of successful cultivation, but due to lack of nutrients, the productivity of the land is decreasing, which is also decreasing crop production per acre. There is need for timely removal to ensure better and healthy yield per acre. We have been continuously cultivating more productive varieties of crops from year to year, and natural or ...

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