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In Punjab annual production of lychee reached 2982 tones.

Annual production of lychee in Punjab has reached 2982 tones, while the area of lychee is increasing due to which it has exceeded to 487 hectares. It is a delicious fruit whose plant is thick, and bends towards the ground and deep green in color. The lychee tree usually attains the height of 5 to 7 meters, but in some ...

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Weather Monitoring from BKK Weather Stations.

The reason behind the establishment of weather station was due to the demand of elaborate weather information. Through BKK service queries were received regarding weather, via IVR, Push SMS, Pull SMS and Call Centre. Through BKK weather stations precise weather advisory is delivered to the farmers. Through this farmers can optimize crop practices by accessing real time meteorological information and ...

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Farmers are directed to ensure grapes cultivation by 15th February.

The agriculture department advised the farmers to ensure cultivation of grapes by February 15. The weather condition from January 15 to February 15, are ideal for the cultivation of grape fruit. Punjab is paying immense focus on grapes for last few years. The grapes cultivation is being observed in Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions. According to agriculture information ...

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Use of Drones in Agriculture.

Agricultural drones are applied to farming in order to help increase crop production and monitor crop growth. Through the use of advanced sensors and digital imaging capabilities, farmers are able to use these drones to help them gather a richer picture of their fields. With this invention, more efficient agriculture technologies, drones have the benefits to launch the agriculture industry into a future ...

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Benefits of VermiComposting

Millions of tons of food waste are buried or burned every year at significant and considerable financial and environmental cost. Instead of dumping and wasting of your food scraps, you can recycle them with the help of worms. Vermicomposting (worm composting) turns many types of kitchen waste into a nutritious soil for plants. When worm compost is added to soil, ...

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Equines – (Horses, Donkey & Mules)

Equines are mostly used for draft purposes. In the past this area was totally neglected from any form of government initiative may it be a project or scheme. Keeping in view the importance of these draft animals especially in terms of labour, the incumbent administration take initiatives for the improvement of this sector. These initiatives help to rejuvenate the defunct ...

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Provision of subsidies and loans to the farmers of gram crop.

Agri. Forum Pakistan South Punjab President Rana Amjad Ali Amjad Advocate has demanded the relief of subsidies and loans to the farmers of Gram crop of Bhakar, Layyah , Darya Khan, Chlorkot and other areas in the areas of Punjab province. He said that this area produces 90% of the total production of wheat crop, but the government is ignoring ...

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Baharia Maize Cultivation Should Be Started.

The agriculture experts have advised growers to start cultivation of Baharia maize crop immediately and complete it by end of February for getting bumper crop. A Spokesman for the agriculture department said here Wednesday that farmers should prefer approved and hybrid varieties of maize for Baharia cultivation so that they could get maximum financial benefits of their crops. Among approved ...

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Current value of the commodities can’t even fulfill the expenses of farmers.

Despite the best conditions for cultivating more than 200 crops due, Pakistani farmers are limited to just five crops. While the current value of agricultural commodities is not even fulfilling the expenditure of the farmer and due to the lack of fertilizers available to the farmers, achieving productive goals is quite difficult. He expressed regret that despite being an agricultural ...

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