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Strategies for Management of Cotton Pink Bollworm

The cotton crop is hit by many pests but pink bollworm is a major pest of cotton, which not only causes reduction in yield but also affects the lint quality by causing yellow spots in its fibre. The economic loss it causes is heavier than the impact of other worms. Depending on the degree of infestation and weather conditions, it ...

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Preventive Measures for Diseases Management

Disease Management

The measures taken to avoid the incidence of a disease, reduce the amount of source that initiates and spreads the disease in the plant population. Proper measures taken minimize the loss caused by the disease and have traditionally been called control measures. The principle of plant disease management have two approaches that are directed towards a single disease in the ...

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Advancement of Agriculture

Two decades earlier farmer was used to plough the land manually and it was very hard stretching from dawn to dusk. They thought about advancement and came up with tractor. 21st century came and farming has gone all new technology and researchers are talking about genetic modified food and agricultural technology. The scientific technology has been advanced and has touched ...

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Diversification in Agriculture

Agriculture is the largest livelihood supporting field and it is renovating itself from a supply-driven to a demand-demand scenario. Consumer is increasingly demanding better quality, multiple choices, food safety and convenience. Modification is the key to convoke these changing demand patterns with supply, and more importantly, to act as an overall risk mitigant for the producer himself. Diversification is also ...

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Management of Fruit Flies in Guava

Guava trees produce sweet smelling fruits with an edible rind, with a creamy white, yellow or pink flesh. When ripe, guavas release a sharp, musky odour that draws fruit flies. Fruit flies are among the world’s most serious pests of different horticultural crops due to their direct impact on economy. They are among the most destructive pests. They cause enormous ...

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Overcoming Constraints on Wheat Production

More than 50 per cent area in Punjab every year is under wheat cultivation, which shows the socio-economic importance of the crop for farmers and their influence to its yield. Climate here is favorable for the production and growth of wheat, having high-yielding varieties, sufficient resources, rich land and hardworking farmers. But stills growers fail to accomplish the optimum potential ...

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Protect Mango Orchards from Frost Damage in winters

Pakistan ranks fourth in the world for the production of the king of fruits (Mango). MANGO tree can best grow in subtropical and tropical climates and is one of the most cold sensitive fruit plant. Temperature below 30 degree Fahrenheit results in serious damage to the leaves and twigs .As lower temperatures can cause more damage to the mango tree ...

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Management of Apple Scab

Apple scab or black spot is a disease that infects leaves, shoots, buds, blossoms and fruit caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis. This fungus may infect developing flowers, but is frequently seen on reproductive parts after the fruit has set. Usually Apple scab occurs on apple, crab-apple and many other species in the genus Malus. Infection of fruit stalks usually ...

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How to Overcome Citrus Disease in Plants

CITRUS is one the most important fruit worldwide next to grapes in terms of area and production. Pakistan occupies 13th position among all the citrus producing countries, with an area of about 200,000 hectares (2.25 per cent of the world), and a yield of two million tons of the fruit per year. Punjab dominating in production of citrus, 64 per ...

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Women Contribution in Agriculture

Rural women play a vital role in agricultural sector by working with full passion in all activities connected to crop production such as sowing, transplanting, weeding, harvesting as well as the post-harvest activities such as threshing, winnowing, drying, grinding and storage of the products and also participate in tasks related to livestock management. Rural women in Pakistan perform these farm ...

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