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Cotton crop to be cultivated on 6 million acres

Punjab Agriculture Secretary Muhammad Mahmood has said cotton growing has been started throughout Punjab and department is striving hard to achieve target of cotton sowing on an area of 6 million acres.Speaking at a meeting Wednesday, he said cotton growers are advised to sow cotton seed of approved varieties and agriculture department has announced approved varieties for cotton cultivation. He ...

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Mango Festival will start from June 8th 2018 in Mirpurkhas

MIRPURKHAS, This year the Mango festival will begin from June 8th  at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Exhibition Hall here and will continue till June 10th , said the management committee of festival and district administration. The district administration has formed different sub- committees for the upcoming mango festival. During the festival, sports competitions, agricultural seminar and Mehfil-e-Naat would also be held. ...

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Deep ploughing must be done before rain prediction: Experts

Agriculture experts said that deep ploughing must be done before rain prediction because deep ploughing will significantly increase water holding capacity of soil. If deep ploughing is not done rain water will stay in the pits and thus plants will die. Thus deep ploughing must be done with the help of planker and FYM should be used.

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Farmers, growers advised

The Punjab Agriculture Department has claimed to ensure availability of required quantity of certified cotton seed in the market for commercial cultivation during the coming season and has advised the growers to insist purchasing certified seed of approved varieties only.A departmental spokesman said that there was no deficiency of quality seed at all.However, the department has received many queries and ...

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Water crisis poses threat to crops, power generation

The country is facing an extremely serious water crisis due to climate change posing serious threat to Kharif crops following more than 162 per cent reduction in inflows from Northern Areas despite higher temperature than last year. The current unexpected water crisis poses not only a threat to Kharif crops but also accounts for a reduction in hydel generation causing ...

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Farmers must apply poison on cotton seeds before sowing

Punjab Agriculture department has advised farmers to apply recommended poison on cotton seed before cultivation so that crop can be protected from juice sucking insects.A spokesman of the agriculture department said on Tuesday that whitefly was a main cause behind the spread of leaf curl virus in cotton crop.There were chances of attack of juice sucking insects on the crop ...

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Sindh cabinet approves first-ever youth and agriculture policies

The Sindh cabinet met on Monday and approved new agriculture and youth policies, as well as the establishment of two new universities, Shaikha Ayaz University in Shikarpur and Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University in Sukkur.The agriculture policy, which was presented to the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, has been complemented by a series of background ...

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Punjab announces wheat procurement

The Punjab government on Saturday notified wheat procurement policy 2018-19, setting a target of four million tonne and taking discretion out of all levels of procurement application, gunny bags distribution and final purchase.The government has fixed Rs1,300 per 40 kilo as the support price.All deputy commissioners will receive applications for the distribution of gunny bags from April 16 to 20. ...

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