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Use of zinc in rice fields

The use of zinc is necessary to increase the production of rice especially on land where the crop is being cultivated for the first time because it may be zinc deficient. This deficiency can be removed by adding zinc which can in turn increase production.75 kg of zinc sulfate (33%) should be used for nursery. The use of zinc is ...

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Excess of sprays cause the reduction in global demand for Pakistani fruits

Excessive usage of pesticide, insecticides on the crops in Pakistan, creating tremendous environmental issues on one hand and there is almost no demand of Pakistani fresh fruits, vegetable and other agricultural commodity to global markets. In order to overcome these problems, we will have to set up the use of insecticides according to international standard. He said that most of ...

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Farmers should cultivate rice according to global standards, experts

Avoid use of Tricyclazol, Carbindazim and Thiophenate Methyl Agricultural experts have said that Pakistan’s Rice exporters are engaged in finding new markets around the world.Finding new markets will increase exports of Pakistani Rice.Farmers should make sure to cultivate rice according to the global standards.If agriculture departments recommendations are implemented, its quality will not be affected. The demand for agricultural rice ...

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Season 2019-20, estimates reduction in maize production

The International Census Council reduced the production of corn for season 2019-20, which is likely to reduce the US production. According to the recent review report issued by the Consulate, production during the season 2019-20 has been predicted to be 1.118 billion ton and that of the previous estimates was 7 million ton, while the global consumption of corn will ...

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Vegetable Garden Irrigation: How Much and How Often?

garden irrigation tips and plans; how often and how much do you need to water your vegetable garden?Healthy gardens need adequate water, time for the foliage to dry out, and good drainage in order to flourish.All of these methods will work for your vegetable garden depending on how large it is.However, hand-watering can be rather time-consuming when tending a large ...

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Potohar region is the most suitable region for fruit and vegetable, DG agriculture

Director General Agriculture (Extension) Dr. Anjum Ali Bater has said that the potohar region’s is very suitable for the production of fruit plants, vegetables and medicinal plants, to provide training to the farmers for the promotion of these crops at the regional level. Director General Agriculture said that there should be a training program regarding the cultivation of fruit plants, ...

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An agricultural task force seized 173,450 kilogram/liter substandard agrochemicals across Punjab from July 2018 till now.

The Punjab Agriculture department sources told that the task force took action against 166 cases.The sources said the campaign against spurious agricultural medicine was under way as per the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.After seizing of agrochemicals, 544 FIRs had been registered besides arresting 133 accused, they added.The sources said the purpose of the campaign was to ...

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Instructions to irrigate sugarcane fields for the removal of insects

The sugarcane farmers have been instructed to use poisonous granules for insects like caterpillars and should irrigate the field timely. The farmers are advised to use appropriate poison by the recommendation of agriculture experts, to reduce any crop damage due to insects. During a meeting, agriculture experts said that the crop should be irrigated with the interval of 10 to ...

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