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Necessary steps to save crops from the impact of frost.

Farmers have been advised to take necessary steps keeping in view the weather conditions and to protect crops from the effects of frost. A spokesman of the agriculture department said on Wednesday that plants should be covered with plastic sheets and slight irrigation should be carried out to save crops from adverse effects of cold weather. Vegetables grown in tunnels ...

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Ducks as effective pest control.

Pakistan is amongst top ten most populous countries of the world and more than 65% of the population lives in rural areas. Besides financial constraints the people are facing serious issues of disease outbreak because there are big reservoirs of waste water that are places of many pathogens. Ducks rearing was a traditional source of protein in rural Punjab but ...

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To protect the poultry from diseases effective measures must be taken, Livestock Experts.

Prevention and control of poultry diseases is one of the most important factor for the profitability of poultry farming business. Livestock experts have directed farmers to take effective measures in order to protect the poultry from different diseases. They said that effective strategies must be ensured to prevent the poultry from harmful diseases. The cleanliness of the shed should be ...

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Apply Bordeaux Mixture on Citrus Plants.

On Recommendation of field staffs Fungicide must be applied,Agriculture Experts. Agriculture Experts recommended gardener to start pruning and after that apply bordeaux mixture and also apply appropriate fungicide. Drop fruits must be thrown away and with the suggestion of Specialist apply fertilizers.

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Weeds must be effectively managed in wheat crop.

In order to achieve higher production, weeds should be properly managed. To increase production per acre the prevention of weeds growth is necessary, because weeds causes 42% reduction in production. Timely application of spray must be ensured, spray for the control of broad leaves must be applied after first irrigation. About 100-120 litre water must be used for respective chemical. ...

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Rain’s Spell to Boost Wheat, Oil Seed Pulses Production: Experts

The current spell of winter rains across the country will bring about positive impact on all seasonal crops cultivated over millions of hectares, besides benefiting human health, livestock and aquaculture. Member Plant Sciences said that the rains would bring about positive impact on oil seeds included mustard and canola that have also been cultivated over thousands of hectares and pulses ...

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Sunflower cultivation should be started from 25th January till the end of February.

Agriculture Experts have instructed farmers to timely cultivate sunflower, in order to get a bumper crop. The schedule for the cultivation of sunflower has been announced. Under the scheme of Sunflower cultivation, Agriculture Department of Punjab has divided Punjab into three parts. Spokesperson of Agriculture Department said that the schedule for spring cultivation in Punjab districts has been issued after ...

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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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Gram crop severely affected by weeds.

Weeds in chickpea crop severely damages the crop by utilizing soil nutrients and water, so farmers should start hoeing as soon as possible to remove weeds. For effective removal of weeds, the first hoeing should be done 30 to 40 days after germination and second hoeing should be followed one month after the first hoeing. The use of hand rotary ...

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Protect vegetables and gardens from frost and cold.

There is no separate method to protect gardens from frost, therefore it is important to implement two or more methods simultaneously. Light irrigation with small intervals, is a good way to increase temperature in gardens . The use of sprinkler irrigation is also a good technique to protect plants and trees, furthermore the spraying of Brissino steroid hormone in the ...

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