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Farmers should complete the cultivation of guar seed crop

The best time to plant the guar seed crop is in July. Its cultivation requires a warm climate while the approved varieties BR90 and BR99 are capable of withstanding water scarcity for a long time. Farmers can use 12-15 kg seed per acre for seed crop. Guar does not require much fertilizer as it is a leguminous crop. However, one ...

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Loamy sandy soil is really suited for sugar beet cultivation

Loamy sandy and well drained soil is very suitable for cultivating sugar beet. Thus, those farmers who don’t possess much money to cultivate other crops, they can make better financial returns at very low cost. Sugar beet is a really significant and lucrative summer crop. It can also be grown with less water and fertilizer. While its seeds are also ...

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The late sowing of bottle gourd should be complete till 31 July.

Agriculture experts instruct farmers to complete the late sowing of bottle gourd till July 31. The Bottle gourd is one of the most important summer vegetables of Punjab. For its cultivation, good fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil is very necessary. Before the cultivation of bottle gourd, farmers should apply 10-15 tons of FYM in one acre and mix it well ...

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Failure to eradicate weeds from the maize crop in a timely manner led to reduced yields, agriculture expert

The weeds in the maize crop cause a reduction in output per acre. Maize production can be reduced by up to 30% if weeds grow and are not eradicated in a timely fashion. Instructing the farmers, the agriculture expert said that the period up to six weeks after the growth of the crop is very significant in terms of weed ...

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Proper irrigation and balanced use of fertilizers enhances the flower production in plants of jasmine.

Arabian jasmine has an important place in flowers. Every year in Pakistan, oil is widely extracted from the fragrant flowers of jasmine and used for perfumes. It grows on an evergreen shrub-like plant. Jasmine plants require plenty of water to grow in the early stages after cultivation. Due to this, it should not be dehydrated. Proper irrigation also enhances the ...

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Well-drained soil is very suitable for okra cultivation.

Okra can be cultivated in all types of soils, but the well-drained soil is more suited. Okra crops can be cropped in different ways. Use weedicides before and after sowing for effective weed control. Irrigation should be done keeping in view the weather conditions. Do not allow water shortage during the flowering and fruiting phase. The okra crop gets ready ...

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Tomato growers are instructed to be very careful during the irrigation of the crop.

Due to the change in climate, the crop should be irrigated within 15 to 20 days. To remove the weeds from the fields, proper weeding should be done 2 to 3 times in the early days of sowing so tomato plants will be safe from any damage. Farmers should cover the tomato plants with soil during the weeding and keep ...

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Gardeners protect their orchards by the application of Bordeaux mixture.

Bordeaux mixture is an effective fungicide and bactericide that has been used for decades to control diseases of fruit trees, vine fruits, and ornamental plants. It is prepared by the liquid combination of copper sulfate, lime, and water. Several diseases such as downy and powdery mildew and black spot can all be controlled with proper application. Fire blight of pear ...

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Important instructions issued on sunflower cultivation:

Agriculture experts have directed immediate planting of sunflower in North Punjab and autumn crop in Central and Southern Punjab from July 25. Further said that sunflower cultivation in North Punjab could be started immediately and completed by the end of July. Locally produced hybrid FH331 etc. and imported hybrid seeds can be used for sunflower cultivation. Which is easily available ...

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Whitefly is a serious pest of the cotton crop.

Whitefly is a dangerous insect pest of the cotton crop that initially weakens the plant by sucking the sap from the leaves. In case of a serious attack, the cotton leaves turn black due to the growth of fungal disease. For effective control of whiteflies, farmers should initially reduce the utilization of nitrogen fertilizers and do pest scouting twice a ...

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