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Raising of onion nursery

Nursery of onion should be raised till the end of November. Seedlings should be shifted to the field in December and January. Before shitting seedlings into the field, land should be well prepared followed by the formation of ridges. The Ridges should be 3 inches apart from each other. At the time of sowing 1 bag of DAP/acre and 1 ...

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Irrigation requirements for wheat

The wheat plant requires adequate soil moisture for its proper growth. Generally, the wheat crop requires five irrigations. First irrigation should be given 20-25 days after sowing. Second irrigation should be given at the tillering stage. While third, fourth, and fifth irrigation should be given at late jointing flowering and dough stage.    

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Leaf spot on tomato

Tomato leaf spot is a common bacterial disease. Bacterial leaf spot is usually spread in the garden through contaminated seeds or transplants and spread in cold weather conditions. Symptoms of this disease are small black spots that often become more pronounced on the lower side of the leaves. Copper oxychloride is used to effectively control this. Anam khan sadozai (Agri ...

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Fertilizer application in maize crop

Farmers can obtain higher yield by using the proper and timely application of fertilizers in maize crops. When the height of the crop is 1-1/2 ft, then use one bag of urea in one Acer, and use a half bag of urea at the flowering stage. Before the application of any fertilizer farmers should perform the soil analysis. Timely removal ...

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Armyworm badly affect green fodder production.

Armyworm damages green fodder production. Therefore, farmers should keep extra care of the fodder. So that it is possible to get extra yield per acre by being safe from the attack of armyworm. Farmers should prefer clay loamy soil for the cultivation of Berseem. It is essential to cultivate 8 kg of seeds/acre. Army worm eats the leaves and destroy ...

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Cutworm

Cutworms attack a wide variety of plants, including beet-root, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The larvae commonly feed on plant stems at or below ground, eventually cutting them down. In the spring, as temperatures warm, they become active and begin feeding on plants at night remaining hidden during the day. Cutworms can destroy up to 75% of a crop. Before planting ...

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Onion Cultivation & its varieties:

A cold-humid climate is suitable for onion cultivation. In Balochistan, onion varieties Sariab Surkh and Chiltan 89 are cultivated in most of the areas. Other varieties of onions are also cultivated in the rest of the country. The famous variety of onion Phulkara is mostly cultivated in Sindh and Punjab. This variety is very suitable for the autumn crops. Apart ...

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The best time for the cultivation of oat crop

Oat is an important Cereal as well as a fodder crop. It is mainly grown in tropical and Subtropical climates. The best sowing time of oat is considered from mid-October to the last week of October. The best varieties of oat are Sargodha 81, Golden Rein, S-2000, which give a better yield. Anam khan sadozai (Agri expert)       ...

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Beetal Goats

Goats are an important component of livestock. Usually, goats are reared for the purpose of meat but there are some breeds which are also kept for milk production purpose.  Beetal goats are unique in beauty and especially for meat and milk production. These goats are mostly present in Punjab. There are six types according to color and area. Their average ...

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Fancy Poultry

Fancy poultry production is usually done in rural and urban areas, but especially people keep them for the purpose of their keen interest in beautiful birds. Fancy poultry, pigeons, and parrots are also kept for the purpose of business. Mostly polish breeds of fancy poultry are kept in production, which is unique due to its special shape and beauty. A ...

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