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Canola Production Technology

Canola is the important crop of Brassica group grown as oilseed crops in Pakistan. It has remained one of the major sources of oil in the sub-continent for centuries. It is rich source of oil and contains 44 – 46% good quality oil. In addition, its meal has 38 – 40% protein that has a complete profile of amino acids ...

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Date Palm Production

Adaptation The following ecological conditions in Pakistan are suitable for date cultivation: Elevations ranging from 100-200 m. Suitable temperatures range from 3 to 45 degree centigrade.. Date palms like a warm climate where summers are considerably longer than winters. It is generally said that its feet should be in water and its head in the fire. Date palms prefer a ...

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Turmeric

Uses of Turmeric: Used as a conditioner. Useful as a dye varied uses in drug and cosmetic industries. Used medicinally for external application and consumed as a stimulant. Soil: Different kinds of soils such as sandy loam to clay loam or alluvial soils are suitable. Well-drained loamy soils are the best. Soil should be rich in organic matter and uniform ...

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Coconut Cultivation

Introduction: The home of coconut might have been somewhere in south East Asia, most probably in Malaysia or Indonesia. It moved eastwards to the Pacific region, and further to America. In Pakistan it is cultivated Coconut is mostly grown in coastal areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. Soil and Climate: Coconut palm thrives in almost all types of well drained soils ...

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Almond Production

Introduction and Importance: Almond (Prunus amygdalus) is one of the important stone fruit grown in Pakistan. It is also included in nuts according to its usage. It is very delicious with high nutritional value because of its oil contents. Almond is a high value crop and one of the most non-perishable nut fruit. When dried it can easily be kept ...

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Lemon Cultivation

Introduction: A LEMON tree is a sub-tropical plant, and in its natural habitat, its fruit is green and only slightly acidic for the fruit to develop its flavor and yellow color. The fruit is picked before maturity to preserve its acidity. Most of the species under the genus lemon are native to tropical and sub–tropical regions of Southeast Asia, particularly, ...

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Pomegranate Production Technology

INTRODUCTION Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is one of the commercially important fruit crops..It is native to Iran (Persia). Fruit is consumed fresh or in the form of juice, jam, squash and syrup. Among all forms, canned slices and juice are in much demand, constituting about 70% of the production. PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY Agro-climatic requirements Pomegranate grows well under semi-arid conditions and can ...

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Apricot Production Technology

INTRODUCTION The apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is a stone fruit, as are plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Stone fruit have a single seed covered by a hard, thick seed coat (or ‘shell’); together the seed (or ‘kernel’) and the seed coat are called a ‘pit’ or ‘stone’. Both the kernel and the shell have economic uses in addition to the ...

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Bottle Gourd

Bottle Gourd cultivation Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) is a widely grown tropical vegetable which has high carbohydrate content. Oil can be extracted from the seed kernel and is used in hair care products. The hard shells of the bottle gourd can be used as utensils, or floats in fishing nets and even musical instruments, due to its resonating property. Soil ...

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Red Bean Production Technology

Introduction Red beans are moderately easy to grow, but you do need to make sure that the roots do not get waterlogged or otherwise damaged at any point during the season. Like many other bean varieties, Red beans can be grown as bushes or as vines, so you will need to choose a type that works best according to the ...

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