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Farmers are directed to remove Cotton Sticks from Fields before 31st Jan.

Agriculture experts have advised farmers to remove cotton sticks from fields before Jan 31 and apply Chisel plough so that pink bollworms undergoing diapause and their Pupae get killed. Pink bollworm Pupae undergo diapause in winter season and convert into adult only when temperature touches or crosses 25 Celsius mark. Joint teams of agriculture extension and pest warning were moving ...

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Prevention and Control of (Tick Borne Diseases) TBDs

Keeping in view the economic losses and public health importance Livestock and Dairy Development Punjab has launched many Anti tick/Congo virus campaigns under the direct supervision of worthy secretary Livestock Punjab. During these campaigns millions of  of  cattles, buffaloes, camels ,sheep and goats  have been treated by the use of acaricide which  is the most commonly used method of tick ...

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Recommendations to enhance production of fruits and vegetables.

Convention was organized in Sargodha, under All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Exporters and Merchants Association, which was attended by Federal Minister National Food Security and Research, Shahzada Mohammad Sultan. The Association has presented its recommendations to the Federal Ministry’s National Food Security and Research to increase the production of fruit and vegetables, exports and millions of opportunities for employment. Wahid ...

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Organic Farming

Organic Farming is a modern & close to nature farming system, which maintains the long-term fertility of the soil to produce high quality nutritious food grains/vegetables/fruits. Weeds are controlled by mechanical methods. Artificial fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives are restricted/prohibited. Organic Farming implies that the farmers should use organically produced seed, which shows more strength & yield ...

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Disease Diagnosis and Surveillance, Punjab Livestock

Importance of livestock is beyond the shadow of any doubt as its activities comprise protection and care of animals which provide food, fiber and labor. Livestock laboratories serve as a platform to conduct research in different areas which affect animal and their by-products. Currently, 36 laboratories are running in all over the Punjab in addition to a Lahore based Provincial ...

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Government nineteen point strategy to boost cotton production.

The government has set up 19-point strategy for the promotion of agriculture, which is expected to provide 80 percent of the agricultural production in the near future. The cotton seminar, being held at Multan, announced 19-point, it is said that 0.2 percent of the fund is being used for the research of agricultural sector, which will be increased by one ...

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Necessary steps to save crops from the impact of frost.

Farmers have been advised to take necessary steps keeping in view the weather conditions and to protect crops from the effects of frost. A spokesman of the agriculture department said on Wednesday that plants should be covered with plastic sheets and slight irrigation should be carried out to save crops from adverse effects of cold weather. Vegetables grown in tunnels ...

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Use of Smart Moisture Sensors.

Worldwide, about 70 percent of water is used in agriculture. In Pakistan, that percentage stands at 90 percent, with 50 percent wastage due to poor irrigation methods. Nestle Pakistan team has developed smart soil moisture sensor that can read the moisture/water level of the soil and send regular updates to their computer screens from where farmers receive information about where ...

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Vegetables and orchards must be protected from frost.

Due to excessive cold and frost, water in the stems, branches and leaves becomes crystallize. Due to which the increase in the growth of plants is severely affected, therefore, to protect the plants from cold and frost the farmer’s should follow recommendations of agriculture department. Calcium carbonate and copper sulphate should be used to save plants against cold, reducing the ...

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Farmers are advised to start Bitter Gourd cultivation from February.

Agriculture expert has advised farmers to start cultivation of bitter gourd from February and complete it by the end of March to get bumper yield. A spokesman of agriculture extension department told that growers should cultivate approved varieties of bitter gourd as these had better disease resistance in addition to provide maximum produce. Farmers should use 3 or 4 kg ...

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