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Control Measures of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus, a major threat to cotton’s future

Cotton Leaf Curl Disease is among the most destroying viral catastrophe that causes tremendous loss to cotton yield particularly in Pakistan during the past 20 years.The significant vector for spreading of this sickness is white fly. So by controlling white fly, this disease can be controlled in real terms.The CLCuD can be managed by control of vector whitefly and eradication ...

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Farmers can cultivate radish variety that get ready in 40 days in coming month : Agriculture Experts

Radish grows rapidly, a rich, fertile sandy loam soil having capacity to retain moisture for a long period is considered the best for radish cultivation.The soil should be free of stones, clods, lumps, and non-decayed organic matter. Farmers can cultivate radish variety that get ready in 40 days in coming month.To produce high quality radish, there is a need to ...

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Spinach is the important vegetable of Rabi season and requires a cool and moist climate.

Spinach is the most important vegetable of Rabi season and requires a cool and moist climate. Low temperature and high humidity helps in the development of succulent, tenders mild flavored foliage and quick growth. The plant prefers sunshine.For seed development and maturity, plant requires long and warm days. Spinach germinates best at soil temperature below 10-12c. At high temperature, the ...

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Well-drained, coarse textured and sandy loam soil is suitable for groundnut production.

The sub-soil as well as surface soil play an important role in obtaining higher yield and the quality of groundnut. A well-drained, coarse textured and sandy loam soil is suitable for groundnut production. Pods produced on these soils will be clean and bright as desirable market trait. Soil which contains an appreciable amount of clay may result in crust formation ...

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Farmers are instructed to start harvesting of Chillies

Green chillies are picked early in the morning or in the evening. These are protected from the sun to avoid quality deterioration. Ripe fruits are harvested at frequent intervals. Retaining fruits for a long period on the plant causes wrinkles and colour fading. Soon after the harvest, the produce is heaped or kept in clean gunnies for one day for ...

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Sugarbeet should be sown from mid August to November and harvested during March and May

Tropical sugarbeet require good sunshine during its growth period. The crop does not prefer high rainfall as high soil moisture or continuous heavy rain may affect development of tuber and sugar synthesis. Tropical sugarbeet can be sown in September– November coincide with North East monsoon with a rainfall of 300 – 350 mm well distributed across the growing period which ...

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