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The number of cows in Pakistan reached 3 crore and 85 lac.

The livestock sector has emerged as a leading sub-sector of the agriculture sector in Pakistan. According to Pakistan Livestock Census, the number of cows in Pakistan reached 3 crore 85 lac, buffalo 3 crore 40 lac, sheep 2 crore 90 lac, goat 6 crore 50 lac and camels 10 lac. The production of milk has reached 49912 thousand tonnes, beef ...

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30 to 35 kg per acre seed is recommended for gram cultivation.

Agriculture Department has directed farmers to use 30-35 kg per acre seeds for the cultivation of gram. In irrigated areas farmers should complete sowing of gram till 15th November. For better production approved varieties free from insect pests and diseases should be used for the cultivation. So that the farmers do not face any challenges later. Spokesperson of Agriculture Department ...

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Farmers are instructed to follow cotton picking safety measures for achieving high quality cotton.

Agriculture Department Punjab, has instructed cotton growers to follow safety measures for picking cotton. They said if cotton is harvested in a wrong way then the quality of cotton is reduced. Cotton should be picked in dry conditions and picking must be avoided when there is morning dew or moisture. It should be harvested when more than 50 percent cotton ...

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Farmers are instructed to cultivate wheat approved varieties.

The Agriculture Department Punjab, has directed farmers of the rain fed areas to cultivate approved varieties of wheat. They said to obtain higher production farmers should cultivate approved varieties such as NARC 2009, Bars 2009, Duhrabi 2011, Pakistan 2013, Fateh Jhang 2016 and Ehsan 2016. These varieties should be cultivated till 15th November. For better production seeds must be clean ...

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Despite of financial crisis Kissan Dost Budget was presented, Provincial Minister Law

Minister Agriculture Punjab, Malik Nauman Ahmed said that according to the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Basdar, Punjab government will remove all the obstacles that hinder the prosperity of the farmers. Despite of financial crisis, Kissan Dost Budget has been presented. Chief Minister Punjab, as special guest at ceremony of Punjab Seed ...

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Farmers are instructed to complete sowing of late crop of cucumber

Agriculture Department has directed farmers to immediately complete the sowing of late crop of cucumber. They said in addition to timely cultivate late crop of cucumber, farmers should also consider the fertility of the land. To increase the organic matter of soil, before sowing 10-12 tonnes farmyard manure per acre should be applied. After that the land should be ploughed ...

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People should take benefits from Kitchen Gardening Programme, Agriculture Experts

Kitchen gardening contributes to household food security by providing direct access to food that can be harvested, prepared and fed to the family members, often on a daily basis. Agriculture Experts said that to ensure the provision of fresh and quality vegetables free from pesticides, kitchen gardening is necessary. They said people should take advantage from the kitchen gardening programme. ...

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