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Cabbage growers should complete transplanting till November

Cabbage is found to be more nutritious than cauliflower. It provides unique health benefits and comes in many varieties. Cabbage is a cool season crop. The optimum temperature range for its production is 15 to 20°C. Fertile soil rich in organic matter should be selected for its cultivation. Seedlings should be transplanted during November. Transplanting should be done evening time, ...

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People demanded for proper arrangement of irrigation system for wheat, Larkana

Sindh People’s Party Committee held conference in Larkana, under the chairmanship of Provincial President Mir Muhammad Panheel. In which Hafiz Hakim Ali Shaikh, Ali Bhutto, Essa Arbani, Ali Nawaz, Taj Biladdi and others attended the meeting. They asked Government to arrange proper water system for upcoming wheat crop during its initial growth stages. So that farmers can timely grow wheat ...

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Land should be well prepared for transplanting onion.

Agriculture experts have directed farmers to prepare land properly before transplanting onion seedlings. Preparing soil before planting will greatly improve plant’s performance and promote healthy and vigorous growth. Land should be ploughed first to turn the soil over, then 2 times cultivator should be used to smooth the soil. After that 20kg Urea should be applied and water should be ...

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Farmers should start planting Amla plants, Agriculture Experts

Agriculture experts have instructed farmers to plant Amla fruit. Growers should start planting Amla as early as possible so that higher production can be obtained. They said Amal plant is very important due to medicinal properties of its fruits. The fruit is richest source of Vitamin-C. The fruit is valued as an antiscorbutic, diuretic, laxative, antibiotic and anti-dysenteric. Amla is ...

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Early planting of wheat will be started in October, Agriculture Department.

Department of Agriculture said that earlier cultivation of wheat will start in October, for which farmers have started preparing land. They said special attention must be given to eliminate weeds, so that higher production of crop can be obtained. Wheat in Pakistan is grown under different agro-ecological zones. In irrigated areas wheat is planted after cotton, rice and sugarcane. In ...

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Farmers should protect vegetables from harmful insect pests.

Agriculture experts said that vegetable growers should control destructive insect pests so that production per acre can be increased. In order to increase production and save nutritional value of vegetables, insect pests must be controlled. They said, to protect vegetables from sucking insects growers should remove weeds from the field. Eliminating weeds will aid in control of pests. Sucking insects ...

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Growers should complete planting of mango plants till 30th September.

Agriculture experts have instructed farmers to complete the process of planting mango plants till 30th September. Healthy and productive orchard requires planning and preparation. They said growers should timely plant mango, so that growth can begin timely. Soil must be properly prepared. Once the trees are planted they need to be protected from the wind and sun. In cold areas, ...

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Optimum temperature and humidity are necessary for growth and yield of tomatoes.

According to agriculture experts, for better growth and development of tomatoes, appropriate climatic conditions are required. Tomato is a warm season crop, it requires warm and cool climate. The plants cannot withstand frost and high humidity. Light intensity also affects pigmentation, fruit colour and fruit set. The plant is highly affected by adverse climatic conditions. It requires different climatic range ...

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Agriculture department instructed farmers to timely irrigate Spinach for better production.

Spinach is an important vegetable of Rabi season and requires a cool and moist climate. Low temperature and high humidity helps in the development of succulent, tender foliage and results in fast growth. Agriculture department instructed spinach growers to timely irrigate for attaining higher production. As it requires abundant moisture for proper growth and development. They said farmers should not ...

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In rainfed areas Lentil can be cultivated till 15th October.

Lentil is the second major winter season food legume after chickpea in Pakistan. It is mainly grown in all the provinces but the two-third area is in Punjab. For the cultivation of lentils, light to medium textured soils with low levels of fertility is appropriate. Fine textured soils are not desirable for its production. The planting must be done in ...

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