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Blight or Brown Spot of Rice and its control

This disease has been recorded all over Pakistan. Initially small dots or circular eye shaped or oval spots appear light in colour on leaves. These spots coalesce and result in linear spots brown in colour. Later on withering and yellowing of leaves occur. Seed setting also affected and causes sterility, shrivelling and show rotting and poor germination.Diseased seeds, plant debris ...

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Land Selection for sesame cultivation

Although sesame grows best on high fertilize soils, yet most suitable soils are those that possess the following properties:Sandy soil free from hard pans,good Texture soil,Unlikely to crust after rain Acid free soil,Not prompt to water logging.After soaking irrigation or rain, 2-3 ploughings and 1-2 planking are enough to prepare fine level seed beds to ensure even seed germination. As ...

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Nutritional Benefits of potato

<p>Potato is a tasty, nutritive and highly digestible vegetable with 75 per cent water contents. One hundred grams of potato possesses 22g carbohydrate, two gram protein, 90 kilocalories energy, 13mg calcium, 17mg vitamin C, 11mg riboflavin 1.2 mg niacin and traces of certain other minerals and fiber. Potato is eaten intensively in a variety of forms such as boiled, baked, ...

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MOTT GRASS – Multi-Cut Summer Fodder

<p>It is a multi-cut summer fodder. Its production is 3 times more than any traditional fodder. One time sown Mott grass gives fodder for 8-10 years.Row to row and plant to plant distance is 2-3 ft.Land preparation is same as that of wheat. 2-3 plough with one planking.SOWING TIME is 20 FEB-20 APR and AUG-SEP.11000 branches per acre. One bud ...

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Sowing time for Groundnut cultivation

Groundnut can be grown successfully in the areas where 250-300 mm well distributed rain is received during the growing period of April to September. .Mostly groundnut in Pakistan is planted in fallow lands from early March to end April, in conserve soil moisture received during winter rain. It can also be planted in May and June after wheat harvest if ...

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Cotton cultivation to complete by 31st

Agriculture (Extension) Director General Syed Muhammad Zafar Yaab has said that cotton cultivation target will be achieved by May 31.While talking to delegations of growers, he said that field teams were guiding farmers in this regard. He said that they had arranged a meeting with Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) chief and Irrigation officials so that growers did not face ...

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Gorakh hill is the Murree of Sindh, delay in its development is disappointing. To develop the agricultural exports, establishment of value addition centre is must. Several investment opportunities lies in Dadu, development schemes are delayed in the city.

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said there lays several investment opportunities in the Rice value addition sector of Dadu. If government provide the facilities for quality polishing, standardized packaging and processing of all agricultural products including rice, it ...

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Poultry exhibition in July

Pakistan Poultry, Dairy and Livestock Exhibition will be held from July 20 to 22 in Karachi with the support of all stakeholders, including public and private sectors.In this regard, a joint press conference was held at a local hotel on Wednesday evening, consisting of Sindh Board of Investment, dairy and poultry associations and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda). ...

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Disease Diagnosis and Surveillance – A Cornerstone of Prevention Regime

Importance of livestock is beyond the shadow of any doubt as it’s activities comprise protection and care of animals which provide food, fiber and labour. Livestock laboratories serve as a platform to conduct research in different areas which affect animal and their by-products. Currently, 36 laboratories are running in all over the Punjab in addition to a Lahore based Provincial ...

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