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Drip Irrigation system is suitable for water shortage areas.

Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation system that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface. The goal is to place water directly into the root zone and minimize evaporation. Agricultural experts said that for water shortage ...

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Drone Technology

Drone Technology in Agriculture What are drones?  A drone, in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A drone is a flying robot. The aircrafts may be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS. ...

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Thailand will support Punjab to increase the production of rice and wheat.

Thailand will provide full support for increasing production capacity of rice and wheat, while in this regard, the International Food and Agriculture Organization, Thailand will provide full assistance to the agriculture department of Punjab. They will work with agricultural research institutes to produce such varieties that will give higher production in relatively less time. Those varieties will have resistant against ...

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Farmers are instructed to continue pest scouting in Rice fields.

The rice plant is vulnerable to many insects and diseases from its sowing to harvest. The major insect pests that causes significant yield losses are stem borers, leaf folders, plant-hoppers and leafhoppers. Since the introduction of high yielding varieties, distinct changes have occurred in the insect pest complex of Pakistan. Several species, which were once considered minor pests, are now ...

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Fertilizers should be applied at appropriate time to Jamun plants.

Farmers are instructed to apply fertilizers for Jamun plants at accurate time. Because for proper growth and development of plants, efficient use of fertilizers is very necessary. Agriculture Experts said for Jamun plants if fertilizers are applied at specific time, then fruits growth and development will be best and hence production will increase. They said for Jamun small plants 20-30kg ...

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Farmers should complete sowing of Garlic till 30th September, Agriculture Experts

Farmers are advised to complete sowing of Garlic till 30th September. Agriculture Experts said for better production farmers should use 160kg clove per acre. Garlic is planted in single clove but bulbils are also used occasionally. In hilly area, this crop is planted in March-April where in plains it is planted from August to September. The quantity of planting material ...

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The gardeners should start the process of separating suckers from date palm trees, Agriculture Experts

Agricultural experts said that growers should begin to separate offshoots from date palm trees. Varieties such as Hillavi, Khudravi, Asil, Fasli, Dhakki, Basri, Halini and Zahidi, Muzawati, Begum Jangi and Halini produce bumper crops. They said that in Punjab there is a good production of dates in Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur. The process of separating suckers from ...

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Agricultural Experts says farmers are obtaining 60 maund per acre from Basmati varieties and 80 from ARI varieties.

Agriculture Experts said, progressive farmers of Pakistan are obtaining 60 maund per acre from Basmati varieties and 80 maund per acre from ARI varieties. Rice is one of the leading food crops of the world, an important staple food and cash crop of Pakistan. It contributes 15 percent to the foreign exchange earnings. Agriculture experts said that for better production ...

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