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Spinach

Spinach Production Technology Climate and Soils This is an important vegetable of Rabi season and requires a cool and moist climate. Low temperature and high humidity helps in the development of succulent, tenders mild flavored foliage and quick growth. The plant prefers sunshine. For seed development and maturity, plant requires long and warm days. Spinach germinates best at soil temperature ...

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Tomato

Tomato in Pakistan Introduction Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is one of the most important vegetables worldwide. As it is a relatively short duration crop and gives a high yield, it is economically attractive and the area under cultivation is increasing. Tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family. Tomatoes contribute to a healthy, well-balanced diet. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, essential ...

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Peas

Cultivation of Peas Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has not declared horticulture as industry. The govts have neither shown priority nor tackled it’s ruptured traditional mechanism of production and trade. Resultantly, the sector has been kept in lurch with consequences of low production, low per capita consumption and low trade. Low outlays have been allocated to infrastructure development, which otherwise, requires ...

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Bitter gourd

Varieties Co 1, MDU 1, COBgoH 1 (Hybrid), Arka Harit, Priya and Preethi are mainly cultivated. CO.1 : Selection from local type from Thudiyalur. Fruits are medium long and dark green fruits weighing 100-120g. Yield potential is 14.0 tonnes/ha in a crop duration of 115 days MDU 1: Induced mutant with long green white fruits warts the fruit length 30-40cm ...

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Coriander

Cultivation of Coriander Coriander is indispensable spice in the kitchen. It gives good, flavour to dish. Thus coriander seed and fresh leaves are commonly used in every kitchen to prepare testy dishes. Coriander leaves constitute one of the richest sources of Vitamin ‘C’ and condiment in curries and in fresh chutneys. Climate: It is a cool season crop. Cool weather ...

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Okra

Okra Production Technology in Pakistan Okra or Lady’s finger (Abelmoschus esculentus or Hibiscus esculentus) is cultivated for vegetable purpose. It is an important crop of many parts of the world and is thought to be native either of tropical Africa or Asia. Okra is a popular summer crop, the young tender fruits are cooked in curries stewed and used as ...

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Berseem

Cultivation of Berseem or Egyptain Clover Local Name : Bersim gavat Family : Leguminoceae Botanical Name : Trifolium alexandrium Origin : Egypt Economic Uses of Berseem: Berseem is leguminous fodder crop and provide proteins and other minerals to animals. It can be fed as green, dry and in silage form. It is very palatable and mostly fed as green fodder ...

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Sorghum

Sorghum Production Technology Climate and soil Basically, sorghum is a tropical plant, but it has i adapted to climatic conditions in the temperate zone. It possesses a great deal of adaptability to various types of climate and soil conditions. It can withstand heat and drought better than maize, and so it is widely cultivated in the semiarid regions of the ...

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Oat

Cultivation of Oat Local Name : Jawa Family : Gramineae Botanical Name : Avena sativa Origin : Asia minor Oat is mainly grown as a fodder crop but occasionally grown as grain crop. Introduction of oats: Oat is primarily cultivated for fodder crop as well as grain crop. The cultivation practices are similar to wheat farming. Oats belong to the ...

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Poultry

The poultry sector is an important and vibrant segment of agriculture in Pakistan with a significant contribution to the national GDP (1.3%). Commercial poultry production in Pakistan started in the 1960’s and has been providing a significant portion of daily proteins to the Pakistani population ever since. During its evolution the industry enjoyed promotional policies of the Government, but has ...

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