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Agriculture technology transfer through CPEC

Through CPEC, China is specifically interested to explore areas like cotton productivity, efficient irrigation and post-harvest infrastructure along the CPEC route, a gateway for enhancing agriculture exports to China. Latest agriculture technology is need of the hour to enhance per acre yield in the country. CPEC would allow opening of new avenues of cooperation in the agriculture sector and transfer ...

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Punjab has been divided into two parts for the cultivation of sunflower.

Department of Agriculture has divided Punjab into two parts for the cultivation of Sunflower. The first part comprising, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur, the cultivation will be done till 31st   January. While the second part consists of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanwal, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Rajanpur, Bhakkar, Vehari and Bahawalnagar. In these areas it will be cultivated from 1st January ...

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Irrigation should be avoided 2 weeks before harvesting carrots.

Agriculture Experts have directed farmers to stop irrigation two weeks before harvesting and said that care must be taken during the harvesting of crop. When carrot is 3-4cm in width, then the delay in harvesting should be avoided. They said that due to timely harvesting of carrot, the sugar content is maintained and it decreases when harvesting is delayed. If ...

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Second irrigation for canola crop must be done during flowering stage.

Irrigation schedule varies with environmental conditions, temperature, rainfall, soil type, and variety. Generally canola requires 3-4 irrigations depending upon rainfall. Moisture stress during flowering, pod formation and seed development stages affects the yield. Therefore, timely irrigation must be ensured. 1st irrigation is usually given 30-45 days after germination, while second irrigation must be done during flowering stage. Third irrigation is ...

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Farmers are advised to apply fertilizer to Date palm.

Farmers have been advised to apply proper fertilizer for better growth and yield of date trees. Agriculture experts have directed farmers to apply one bag of phosphorous and half bag of Nitrogen to date palm in January and the same amount of fertilizer in February. They said that organic fertilizer derived from animal waste is very important for non-bearing plants. ...

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Farmers are instructed to protect vegetables from downy mildew.

The cultivation of cucumber, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, melon and water melon in tunnel has been done. Due to the chance of spread of diseases such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, damping off, rotting and viral diseases, Experts have directed farmers to take appropriate measures timely so that the yield losses can be minimized.  Assistant Plant Pathologist, Mian Mohammad Nasir ...

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Management practices in Tunnel Farming

The vegetables grown under tunnels must be irrigated and fertilized timely. If possible drip irrigation must be used. After spraying and fertilizing, the openings of the tunnel must not be closed in order to prevent the accumulation of harmful gas inside the tunnel. To avoid moisture development inside the tunnel, both the openings of tunnel must be kept open from ...

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Sunflower to be cultivated on 0.25 million acres in Punjab province.

The Agriculture Department is taking all measures to achieve the target of sunflower cultivation on 2.5 lakh acres of land across the province. According to a handout issued by Agriculture Department, the department has announced subsidy of Rs 5,000 per acre for farmers in this regard. The department has advised farmers to cultivate sunflower crop timely in order to get ...

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Training of farmers is essential for promotion of livestock sector in Balochistan; Director General

Director General of Livestock & Dairy Development Department Balochistan, Dr. Ghulam Hussain Jaffar on Wednesday said that measures needed to be taken to provide trainings to the farmers and shepherds in order to boost livestock sector at district level. He said that potential measures are being carried to ensure protection of cattle in effected areas of province from drought because ...

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The Punjab Agriculture Department is going to organize Pakistan Horti Expo 2019.

Establishment of Model Farms Project is an initiative of Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab with an objective to promote Pakistan’s Horticulture domestically and internationally. The project intends to improve horticulture supply / value chains by introducing new technologies and developing marketing linkages for sectoral growth. In pursuit of the objectives the project under the supervision of the Agriculture Department, Government ...

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