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Comprehensive strategy for increasing the cultivation of sunflower

Pakistan imports 300 billion rupees of edible oil annually, which increases the burden of payments on national finance. Agriculture officials of the department have said that steps are being taken under a comprehensive strategy for the increase in the cultivation of Sunflower in the province to reduce the imports of edible oil. For the season 2018-19, the target of cultivation ...

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Mass Vaccination Campaign

After the approval of Government of Punjab Livestock Department has started a paradigm shift in Livestock sector governance from curative regime, presently in vogue, to preventive regime. Keeping in view the economic losses of diseases which are more pronounced in the livestock sector health governance ,worthy  secretary Livestock Punjab   decided to launch Mass Vaccination  Campaign against diseases like HS, FMD, ...

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Solar System and Tunnel Technology.

For the last few years, our agriculture has been severely affected by climate change, which is directly influencing the farmer. That is why Punjab Government has been working on profitable agriculture through smart technology to minimize the impact of climate change, which will help farmers throughout the province. Farmers have been advised to cultivate off season vegetables in tunnels and ...

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Anthrax Disease in Animals and its Treatment.

Anthrax is an infectious zoonotic disease (could be transferred from animals to humans). It is primarily a disease of herbivorous animals particularly cattle’s sheep, goats, horses and mules. The disease naturally occurs among herbivorous animals through contaminated soil and feed. Infected animals shed the bacilli in terminal hemorrhage or spilt blood at death. Anthrax spores can persist in soil for ...

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Pakistan Horticulture Expo will promote export of fruits and vegetables.

In order to increase the export of fruits and vegetables, Pakistan Horti Expo will be held at 21 and 22 January 2019 under Department of Agriculture, Punjab. Agricultural spokesman told APP that scientists, exporters and importers will be participating in Horti Expo, while the two-day conference will bring innovation in production technologies. Farmers and exporters will get valuable income by ...

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Foot and mouth disease in livestock and its treatment.

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious virus disease of animals especially cow, buffalo and goats. It is one of the most serious livestock diseases. Although FMD is not very lethal in adult animals, it can kill young animals and cause serious production losses. It reduces the milk production in the older animals. Bearing animals often lose their ...

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Wheat crop must be protected from frost conditions.

Wheat is often subjected to adverse weather conditions during much of its growth period. Low temperature injury is particularly destructive as wheat has little resistance to low temperature. Agriculture experts have directed farmers to protect wheat crop from frost conditions. They said that appropriate measures must be taken timely, so that the adverse effects of the frost injury could be ...

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Agriculture technology transfer through CPEC

Through CPEC, China is specifically interested to explore areas like cotton productivity, efficient irrigation and post-harvest infrastructure along the CPEC route, a gateway for enhancing agriculture exports to China. Latest agriculture technology is need of the hour to enhance per acre yield in the country. CPEC would allow opening of new avenues of cooperation in the agriculture sector and transfer ...

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Punjab has been divided into two parts for the cultivation of sunflower.

Department of Agriculture has divided Punjab into two parts for the cultivation of Sunflower. The first part comprising, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur, the cultivation will be done till 31st   January. While the second part consists of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanwal, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Vehari and Bahawalnagar. In these areas it will be cultivated from 1st January ...

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Irrigation should be avoided 2 weeks before harvesting carrots.

Agriculture Experts have directed farmers to stop irrigation two weeks before harvesting and said that care must be taken during the harvesting of crop. When carrot is 3-4cm in width, then the delay in harvesting should be avoided. They said that due to timely harvesting of carrot, the sugar content is maintained and it decreases when harvesting is delayed. If ...

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