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Farmers should not cultivate rice seedlings before May 20 in Punjab

Farmers should not cultivate rice seedlings before May 20. According to the Punjab Agricultural Pest Ordinance, 1959, cultivation of rice seedlings is prohibited before May 20, because the stem borers of rice crop hibernate during the winter season and their moths emerge in late March and early April. If seedlings are cultivated at this time, the moths start their breeding ...

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Meeting on development of dairy sector

President of the Cattle Farmers Association, Shakir Umar Gujar led a zoom meeting for the growth of the dairy sector. Mr. Umar demanded from the government that the FMD vaccination plant should be set up to combat the disease. He further said that government should ban fodder export and duty tax should not be implemented as this would result in ...

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Orchard project inauguration at Suleman Mountain Range for poor tribal people

Secretary agriculture south Punjab Saqib Ali Ateel inaugurated a project to develop orchards at Suleman Mountain Range under which poor tribesmen would be provided fruit saplings(Olive, citrus, and dates) at a subsidized price to improve their financial standing. Under this project, a 235-acre areas would be covered by orchards on the Suleman Mountains including 150 acres of olive orchards, 75 ...

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Farmers Should Prefer BT Cotton For Cultivation: Experts

Agriculture experts advised the growers to prefer cultivation of BT Cotton varieties along with 10 percent area of non-BT cotton crops to save it from pest attacks. The government had set a target of cultivating 200,000 acres with cotton this year. Farmers should cultivate approved BT Cotton varieties including IUB-13, MNH-886, BS-15, NIAB-878 and FH-142 along with non-BT varieties.

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Guidelines were issued for Cotton Farmers

Farmer’s advisory committee (FAC) issued guidelines for cotton farmers applicable till Apr 15. FAC experts advised farmers to get their soil analyzed by a soil testing laboratory for the balanced and need-based application of fertilizers to cut costs. FAC experts advised farmers to sow only registered varieties of seed. Approved and registered BT varieties of CCRI Multan including CIM-663, CIM-632, ...

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The attack of Malformation disease on mango orchards

Mango malformation is a common fungal disease affecting the flowers, leaves and twigs of mango. In case of a severe attack of this disease, It affects the process of growth and fruit formation. To control this disease, cut off the infected branches and bury them in the soil. Use timely application of fertilizer in the garden.

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“Chief Minister visits Sindh Institute of Animal Health”

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the Sindh Institute of Animal Health situated in Korangi. Chief Minister inaugurated laboratories under the annual development program. This institution is playing a vital role in vaccine production for many diseases. Chief Minister further said that we can support our economy by focusing on the livestock Sector. Sindh Government distributed animals among ...

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Economic Coordination Committee allows cotton, sugar imports from India

The government on Wednesday allowed the import of cotton, yarn, and sugar from India in a widely expected move to bridge shortfall of the textile industry’s main input and sweetener in the country. The decisions were taken during a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet presided over by newly-appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar. India is the ...

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Sanitation & Hygiene of Dairy Farm

The use of tap water is an easy and quick method of cleaning animal houses. The daily removal of dung, urine, and fodder leftover in the manger reduces the fly nuisance. There should be a feet dip, hand wash, and wheel dip filled with some good disinfectant at the main gate of a farm for proper disinfection. Never put the ...

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Wheat Harvest Begins In Punjab; Support Price Up To Rs1800 per 40-kilogram.

Wheat harvest has begun in the Punjab province, favorable rates of up to Rs1800 per 40-kilogram. The Punjab government has increased the support price of wheat from Rs1400 to Rs1800. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the price of wheat was increased by Rs400 per 40kg in a year, Wheat harvesting has been launched in Rajanpur and ...

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