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Parthenium , A Noxious Weed Affecting Crops Production, Livestock & Human Health

Parthenium, an invasive weed specie commonly known as famine plant which damages crops production, livestock and human health due to its allelopathic (toxin releasing plants) nature. Locally known as `Carrot Grass’, Parthenium, is conspicuous because of its invasion and presence at every site of green land including pastures, farmlands and even on roadsides causing loss to yield of important crops. This weed ...

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Devastation of flood to leave fertile soil behind

Even as floodwaters rage down the Sutlej and Chenab Rivers, threatening to destroy anything in their path, agriculture officials see the silver lining that it may bring to upcoming harvest. In the long run, the fertility of land will improve. Farmers are expected to benefit from it. To prevent the loss of cattle and farm animals, the provincial administration had ...

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Carrot cultivation

Farmers should choose well-fertile soil to achieve better quality and better yields of carrots. They are long root crop, so the soil should be well prepared before sowing and sandy soil is more suitable for pre-sowing of this crop. For preparing the soil, deep ploughing should be done three to four times following planking to make the land porous and ...

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Farmyard manure is very important for agricultural lands

The use of farmyard manure is of utmost importance for the physical and chemical properties of the soil, including supply of nutrients to the plants. Due to the lack of agricultural education for some time, there are some fundamental issues in its use and farmer can not get full benefits from it. Landowners and farmers should ensure, that it is ...

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Farmers are advised to complete timely harvest of mint

Farmers should complete mint harvesting on time. When the plant height reaches 15 to 20 cm, cut it and make small bales of it. Weeds are also likely to be grown in the mint crop, so if they germinate in the field, after every mint harvest, destroy them with the help of hoeing. Use of suitable fertilizers is also essential ...

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Tips for maintaining nutrients in vegetables

Pest and diseases causes about 20 to 30% of the damage and sometimes whole crop is damaged. So it is important to keep the field safe from pests and diseases so that production is not affected and food also maintain its nutrients. However, for the prevention of pests and diseases, such chemicals should not be used which have long lasting ...

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Hydroponics in Pakistan.

Hydroponics can be a revolutionary technology for Pakistan to guarantee suitable and sustainable supply of vegetable. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water based, nutrient rich solution. Hydroponics does not use soil, instead the root system is supported using an inert medium, while also having access to oxygen. Growing with hydroponics comes with many advantages, the biggest ...

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Gram irrigation

Farmers should do first irrigation of kabali chickpea after 45 days of sowing while the second irrigation should be done on flowering stage. Remove weeds from the field to prevent the crop from wilting and blight. The gram crop needs less water and anyway the gram is a crop of rainfed areas so if there is no rain water is ...

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Water requirement for livestock.

Experts of livestock and dairy development authority advised farmers to increase the production of milk and meat by providing the livestock with clean and fresh water. For better production, water should be given 4 times a day and it should be available all the time in animal shed. Research has shown that the quantity of milk is increased if more ...

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