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Punjab government launches Kissan Card for farmers

The Punjab government has launched Kissan Card to end corruption in the agriculture sector. Kissan cards are being issued so that all the subsidies could be transferred to growers in cash directly as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The growers could purchase the seed, fertilizers, and pesticides from the registered dealers at cheaper rates through these cards. ...

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Farmers are instructed to remove powdery mildew infected plants from the field

Farmers are instructed to take precautionary measures against the spread of powdery mildew and damping-off disease in vegetables. The damping-off disease is more prevalent in young plants of vine vegetables, the small plants begin to wilt and the lower part of the young plants begin to rot from the stalk. To control this disease, growers should apply fungicides such as ...

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Instructions to keep warehouses closed for 48 hours before storing wheat, Agriculture experts

All people who want to store wheat should clean the stores thoroughly before storing wheat. Make sure to spray the poison solution so that the warehouse is free from all kinds of insects and other diseases. Aluminum phosphide, methyl bromide, sodium cyanide, etc. can be used to control the attack of insects in the warehouse. After spraying, the warehouse should ...

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Provincial Minister for Livestock Punjab directions to start FMD vaccination campaign

Provincial Minister for Livestock Punjab directed to start foot and mouth vaccination campaign in Southern Punjab. Provincial Minister for Livestock Punjab Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dareshk has said that veterinary hospitals are being activated to provide timely treatment to cattle breeders. He directed to ensure the provision of facilities to the cattle breeders. The provincial minister said that to increase milk ...

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Agriculture experts advise wheat farmers not to use the wet crop for threshing

Agriculture experts have instructed the farmers not to use wet crop at the time of threshing of wheat and keep the thresher leveled. Farmers should determine the number of wheat bales and threshing time depending on the moisture content of the crop. Also instructed to keep the rotation of the drum at around seven hundred per minute, in case of ...

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56,000 Plus Farmers Across Punjab Registered Through Bardana App

PITB has developed Bardana app for acquiring Bardana in a transparent and efficient manner. The digitization of farmers’ data and wheat stock will help to ensure a smooth transaction between farmers and the government. The wheat procured by farmers is recorded through PITB’s wheat procurement mobile app and web portal. A Payment Scroll has also been introduced that calculates payments ...

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Over 75,000 Bio-agent Control Cards were provided to Sugarcane growers under NAEP

The government had provided over 75,000 bio-agent cards to reduce the use of chemical spray and pesticides on different crops, especially on sugarcane for promoting echo-friendly agriculture in the country. A bio-control agent is one of the safest ways to manage insect pests. These bio-agent control card were distributed among the sugarcane farmers for biological control of insects and for ...

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Weeds can reduce the yield of sunflower crop

Weeds can reduce the production of sunflower up to 20 – 45%. If the weeds are not removed on time they compete for the crop for light, food and water. The sunflower crop field should be kept clean from weeds for the first 40 to 45 days to achieve better production. Hoeing is the best way to remove weeds because ...

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Development of Comprehensive plan for FMD prevention

Additional Secretary Livestock Dr. Iqbal Shahid said that field monitoring is very important for the best delivery of services to cattle breeders. The Additional Secretary reviewed the ongoing departmental strategy against foot and mouth disease and gave necessary instructions to the concerned officers. He said that comprehensive plan has been formulated for the prevention and treatment of foot and mouth ...

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Instructions were issued by agriculture experts for intercropping of sunflower

Pakistan is currently facing a severe shortage of edible oil while billions of rupees are being spent annually on its import, because of which the cultivation of sunflower is being promoted in the plains of the country in general and in the districts of South Punjab in particular. Encouraging results of intercropping of sunflower with BT cotton or sugarcane are ...

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