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Egyptian scientist developed a wonderful machine for rice cultivation.

Rice requires a lot of water for growth and development. Now the Egyptian scientists have developed a machine that ploughs fields in a manner that saves about half the amount of water usually used for irrigation, and a quarter of fertilizers used in cultivation. A specially imported unit, which sows rice seedlings mechanically, is mounted on the machine. The machine’s ...

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On commercial scale, rows are prepared for the cultivation of strawberries.

Strawberry is cultivated in different ways. It can be also planted in pots. But on a commercial scale, raised rows are made for its cultivation. This allows for easier weed control, easier harvest, less fruit rot, and fewer foliage diseases than other methods. The raised bed provides higher spring soil temperatures and better drainage, allowing faster establishment and earlier cropping. ...

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Cauliflower gives higher production under cold humid climate.

Cauliflower is a winter vegetable. It grows best in a comparatively cool temperature with a moist atmosphere. It is used in different forms such as salads, soup or cooked. It is a nutritious vegetable and offers numerous impressive benefits. Cold humid climate is considered best for obtaining higher yields. Suitable temperature is necessary for development of good produce. A temperature ...

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Fertile loamy soil with good drainage is considered best for onion cultivation.

Onions generally require cool weather to produce their tops and warm weather to produce their bulbs. They’re frost-hardy. Onion is cultivated in cold weather, and later it requires longer and hot days for proper growth and development. In Punjab, two crops of onion are cultivated, spring and autumn crop. Spring crop, nursery is raised in October and plants are transfer ...

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Mint cuttings should be transplanted during October- November.

Mints are vigorous perennials that thrive in light soil with good drainage. Ideally, they prefer a moist but well-drained soil. In the East Punjab, the mints cuttings can be cultivated from September to January, but in order to achieve higher production, the roots of mints are recommended to transplant during October. When cuttings are transplanted during October, it enhances mint ...

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Fertile loamy soil with good drainage is suitable for fenugreek cultivation

Fenugreek can be cultivated in wide varieties of soils with rich organic matter. However, loamy or sandy loamy soils with good drainage are best suitable for fenugreek cultivation. Moderate cold weather is required for its production. Cool climate is very best for proper growth and development of leaves. After land preparation farm yard manure at the rate of 10-15 tonnes ...

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Good soil preparation is essential for growing vegetable crops.

All vegetables need soil that is rich in nutrients. It is very important to properly prepare soil for obtaining higher productivity of vegetable. Because at cultivation at higher and low places adversely affect seed growth and production due to lack of moisture available there. Therefore, the field should be properly prepared and made completely smooth after deep ploughing. If simple ...

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