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Punjab Agriculture department advised the farmers to transfer monsoon rainwater into paddy, sugarcane and fodder crops as the said crops tolerate excess of rainwater.

Punjab Agriculture department advised the farmers to transfer monsoon rainwater into paddy, sugarcane and fodder crops as the said crops tolerate excess of rainwater. According to the agriculture department sources, too much rainwater was not suitable for cotton and vegetables crops so excessive water must be drained out on immediate basis from these crops. This year more rains were expected ...

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Irrigation systems – Centre pivot

Irrigation is to be done very carefully and this is because of its impact on the growing crops. A better irrigation is a one which focuses on conserving the resource as well providing the crops with adequate water. Adequacy is to be considered the most important criteria in choosing a better irrigation system. Centre pivot ranks first in that and ...

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Farmers are instructed to continue pest scouting in Rice fields.

The rice plant is vulnerable to many insects and diseases from its sowing to harvest. The major insect pests that causes significant yield losses are stem borers, leaf folders, plant-hoppers and leafhoppers. Since the introduction of high yielding varieties, distinct changes have occurred in the insect pest complex of Pakistan. Several species, which were once considered minor pests, are now ...

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Use of nano-technology in agriculture

The nanoparticles used in agriculture makes the crops much healthier than normal. The unique physicochemical properties of nanomaterials, that is, catalytic reactivity, high surface area, size and shape, have the potential to open new paradigms and to introduce new strategies in agriculture. In addition to this, there are other benefits associated with the inclusion of nanotechnology in agriculture. These are more scientific ...

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Cauliflower grows best in cool, moist climate and is sensitive to low temperatures.

Cauliflower grows best in cool, moist climate and is sensitive to low temperatures. Suitable temperature for healthy growth of cauliflower is between 17 an 18 degrees Centigrade. Temperature above 20 °C during maturity badly affects its growth. The local variety developed for early planting can withstand heat. But the variety ‘China ka Moti’ can withstand high temperature. Therefore, it is ...

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Attack of redleaf in cotton crop in different areas of Sindh

In many areas of Sindh, cotton crop has been attacked by a disease called Redleaf, which destroyed thousands acres of standing crop. According to the growers, the disease is so deadly that it is not affecting any kind of agricultural medicine. This disease is caused by water shortage; farmers are not getting proper growth because of water shortage. According to ...

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Germicidal drugs should be sprayed in Poultry sheds

  Vitamin E should be provided to birds in winter season, Lime or calcium carbonate should be spread around the farm. Livestock experts have said that safety measure should be taken to prevent diseases in birds and after cleaning the shed, spray the shed with good quality germicide so that healthy meat of birds can be provided to public. Livestock ...

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Proper drainage arrangements should be made in the rainy season

During the rainy season, adequate drainage arrangements should be made from the fields as cotton and vegetable fields holding water for up to 48 hours can result in loss in germination. Sugarcane, rice and fodder crops can tolerate excess water during rains, so shifting rain water to these crops does not have much harmful effect, but cotton and vegetable crops ...

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