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Growers are instructed to protect brinjal seedlings from various diseases.

Agriculture experts have directed farmers to take appropriate measures in order to protect brinjal seedlings from various diseases. Brinjal seedlings are attacked by many diseases, therefore the farmers should take immediate steps in order to prevent the occurrence of diseases. They said that during initial growth stage of brinjal seedlings, mostly stem rotting occurs, which causes severe damage. The micro-organism ...

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Growers are advised to timely irrigate wheat crop.

Agriculture experts have directed farmers to timely irrigate wheat crop. In order to obtain a bumper crop of wheat this year, timely irrigation must be ensured. Spokesman of agriculture department said that an adequate soil moisture is required for normal development of the wheat crop at all the stages of growth. Therefore, timely irrigation must be done. First irrigation is ...

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Special care must be given to the vegetables grown under tunnels, Agriculture Department.

According to the spokesman of agriculture department, growers can obtain higher production by taking care of vegetables grown under tunnels. Timely irrigation and fertilization must be ensured in tunnel farming. If possible drip irrigation should be used for watering the vegetables. After spraying and fertilizing, the openings of the tunnel must not be closed in order to prevent the accumulation ...

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Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) have developed a modern machine that kills pink bollworm.

Agriculture Mechanization and Research Institute (AMRI) and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) have developed a modern machine that kills pink bollworm from the remains of cotton crop in the field. MNSUA spokesman said that a demonstration of the machine was organized at MNSUA farm showed successful results. Chairman MNSUA engineering and technology department Dr Alamgir Akhtar Khan added ...

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After harvesting rice residues must not be burned, Agriculture Experts.

Burning of rice straw remains emits trace gases like carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide and large amount of particulate matters, which adversely affect human health as well as the environment. Burning of rice residues after harvest cause damage to upper organic rich layer of the ground. It also lead to an increases in air pollution by ...

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Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has instructed sugar mills owners to immediately start crushing of sugarcane.

Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has instructed sugar mills owners to immediately start crushing of sugarcane. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday instructed the sugar mills owners to immediately start crushing of sugarcane. Addressing a high level meeting at CM House, he said that the delay in crushing of sugarcane affects the yields of sugarcane growers and brings ...

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Winter season rainfall will increase crop production, Assistant Director Agriculture, Bahawalnagar

In the areas of chistian, district Bahawalnagar, the first rain of winter season is expected to increase the production of wheat crop, sugarcane, mustard, winter fodder crops and various vegetables grown over one lakh and 55 thousand acres land. Assistant Director, Agriculture Extension Chistian, Chaudhry Mohammad Arshad said that due to the lack of irrigation water in different villages of ...

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Hydroponics

Introduction: Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without using soil. In this methods plants are grown in a water based, nutrient rich solution. It does not require soil and hence the root system is supported using an inert medium such as perlite, rock wool, clay pellets, peat moss, or vermiculite. The basic principle behind hydroponics is to allow the ...

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