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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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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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Management of Fruit Flies in Guava

Guava trees produce sweet smelling fruits with an edible rind, with a creamy white, yellow or pink flesh. When ripe, guavas release a sharp, musky odour that draws fruit flies. Fruit flies are among the world’s most serious pests of different horticultural crops due to their direct impact on economy. They are among the most destructive pests. They cause enormous ...

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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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Overcoming Constraints on Wheat Production

More than 50 per cent area in Punjab every year is under wheat cultivation, which shows the socio-economic importance of the crop for farmers and their influence to its yield. Climate here is favorable for the production and growth of wheat, having high-yielding varieties, sufficient resources, rich land and hardworking farmers. But stills growers fail to accomplish the optimum potential ...

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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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Management of Apple Scab

Apple scab or black spot is a disease that infects leaves, shoots, buds, blossoms and fruit caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis. This fungus may infect developing flowers, but is frequently seen on reproductive parts after the fruit has set. Usually Apple scab occurs on apple, crab-apple and many other species in the genus Malus. Infection of fruit stalks usually ...

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Significance of Weather Forecasting for Crops Yield

Among the various factors on which farming depends on weather is certainly the most important factor determining the success or the failure of agricultural commodities. It has greater influence on soil and every phase of plant and animal growth and development. There is an important relationship between weather and farming. In fact, farming depends on the weather. In order to ...

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