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Soybean Production Technology

GENERAL INFORMATION Soybean called as golden beans is belongs to legume family. It is native of East Asia. It is a rich source of Protein also excellent source of fibre. Oil extracted from soybean contain small amount of saturated fat. In Punjab, it plays an important role in crop diversification. CLIMATE Temperature : 18-38°C Rainfall :30-60cm Sowing Temperature :25-38°C Harvesting ...

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MottGrass Production Technology

INTRODUCTION Continuous supply of adequate and nutritious green forage is essential for the promotion and development of livestock which plays a significant role in the economy of Pakistan. The Livestock sector accounts for 38 percent of the agricultural value added and about 10 percent of the total GDP. Green forage not only meets the fodder requirement but also minimises the ...

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Fig Cultivation

Introduction Fig is among oldest fruits to be cultivated on earth. Fig has different name in different languages. In Urdu it is called “Anjeer”.Fig is a very important fruit of the world. It is said to be fruit of heaven. This is a very old plant on earth.The scientific name of fig is Ficus carica. Ficus is a genus and ...

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Mint Production Technology

Introduction Mint is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean basin and from there, spread to the rest of the world by both natural and artificial means. Japanese mint is cultivated on a large scale .Mint is a primary source of menthol. It is also called Japanese Mint due to its import from Japan. It is a small herb of ...

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SPONGE GOURD PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Introduction It is also known as “Luffa” sponge gourd. The vines of sponge gourd attain the height of 30 feet or more. The fruits of sponge gourd are cylindrical in shape and outer skin is smooth green. The fruit contains white inner flesh which is fibrous and have similar flavor to bitter melon. The fruit attains the height of 1-2 ...

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Pistachio Production Technology

Introduction Pistachio (Pistacia vera L., Anacardiaceae or sometimes Pistaciaceae) is a small tree native to some regions of Syria, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Greece, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Pakistan and western Afghanistan that produces an important culinary nut. Pistacia vera often is confused with other species in the genus Pistacia that are also known as pistachio. These species can be distinguished from P. vera ...

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Phalsa (Grewia subinequallis DC, Tiliaceae)

Phalsa is an exotic bush and usually 10 to 15 feet tall. It is native of southern Asia. Phalsa is a rare plant but easy to grow in Phoenix. It requires hot summer for fruits to ripe. It can stand light frosts which causes only shedding of leave. The plant is deciduous in the areas with mild winter season like ...

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Papaya Cultivation

The papaya (Carica papaya) is one of the important delicious fruit crop grown in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It is originated in Mexico and spread to almost all the corners of the tropical world. The papaya is highly productive and interesting crop. It is easy to grow as short duration crop. As a raw fruit, it ...

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Lucerne/Alfalfa

Introduction: Lucerne thought to have originated in Iran, from where it travelled to the Arab countries where it was called alfalfa, meaning “best fodder”. Afterwards it was introduced in Europe and called ‘lucerne’. Within the next 150 years it became a popular forage crop in many countries including Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Lucerne is a multi-cut, perennial, legume forage crop. It is ...

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Avocado Cultivation

Avocado is a nutritious fruit. But awareness about it in Pakistan is not significant. Actually many people think that it does not grow in Pakistan. So here basic information about the production technology. Soil and climate Avocados cannot tolerate hot dry winds and frosts, typically grown in tropical or semitropical areas with rainfall in summer and humid, subtropical rainfall areas. ...

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