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Farmers are advised to timely water lychee plants.

With proper care, lychee requires more water as compared to other fruits and orchards. Water shortage can affect the production of lychee and if there is less rainfall then farmers are advised to water them twice a day to fulfill there water requirement. The fruit of lychee can better grow in warm areas of south Punjab. Four varieties of lychee ...

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Decrease in import of Palm Oil

During January 2019, Palm Oil imports have declined to 1.15%. During January 2019, Palm Oil imports were reduced to US $ 166 million, while it was $ 17 million in January 2018. Palm Oil imports recorded an increase of $ 20 million during January 2019 as compared to January 2018.

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Efficient use of water in agriculture is the need of time.

The head of agriculture department, Punjab, said that Pakistan is among those countries where water crisis is one of the major problems and therefore it is necessary to save every drop of available water. Pakistan is ranked number 7th in water crisis and with time it can intensify in our country. In Pakistan 93% of available water is used for ...

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Insect pests management in sunflower.

Sunflower is considered one of the main crops for producing edible oil. Sunflower’s edible oil can play significant role in increasing the domestic production of oil because its seed contain about 40 percent oil. Its duration is about 90 to 110 days and due to a low-term crop it can be cultivated in the middle of large crops. Following insects ...

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Setts must be carefully selected for Sugarcane cultivation: Agriculture Department

According to spokesperson of Agriculture Department, the farmers should carefully select setts for the cultivation of spring sugarcane. Farmers should choose setts from fields that are healthy and disease free. Seeds must be healthy and free of any disease like red rot. Before preparing the setts, buds must be observed carefully. At least two or three eyes should be present ...

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Timely measures should be taken to protect animal from tick infestation

Disease animals should be separate from healthy animals. Clean the sheds: Livestock Expert Livestock owner should take measures to protect animals from ticks on time. So that animals will be protected. According to livestock experts disease animals should separate from healthy ones. Animal sheds should keep clean. Wall Crevices should be filled and shed should be sprayed with antibiotic solution. ...

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Raring of goats

Farmers should rare high quality breed of goats like Beetal, Teddy, Daira deen and Naachi. Their shed should be 2 ft above the ground and should have height of 8-10ft. The length of the shed for animals should be east west and width north south. For the breeding of goat, fertile and healthy bucks should be mated during March-April or ...

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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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