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Peanut cultivation must be done through drill , Experts

Groundnut cultivation must be done till end of april..Approved varieties such as BAARI 2000, BARD 479, Golen and BAARI 2011 must be sown. Groundnutis the most important cash crop of the Pothwar in Kharif season.Cultivation must be done through drill and line to line distance must be 45 cm while plant to plant distance must be 15 to 20cm.

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Technology key to the future of agriculture, says PARC chairman

Modern technology has a pivotal role in the future of agriculture sector in Pakistan, however, a lack of awareness and proper understanding of new technological advancements in this field continues to impede adoption. Farmers should be provided new technology at low cost with the stability of the domestic economy.In the inauguration ceremony ,new machinery ‘PAK SEEDERS’for wheat sowing was introduce ...

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Food products & labels must be in Urdu, English only: PFA

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has warned importers and manufacturing companies to label their products clearly in Urdu and English languages. Labels in no other language will be acceptable, the authority said, adding that strict action would be taken against those violating the rule including confiscation of their products. The PFA has given two months deadline to all importers which ...

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Start early cultivation of bittergourd

Farmers are instructed to start early cultivation of bittergourd and it should be completed till the end of march. For the best cultivation of bittergourd sandy loam soil rich in orgaic matter with good drainage and pH range 6.5-7.5 is suited for bitter gourd cultivation. This crop requires a moderate warm technique. Seed rate required 3.4-4kg per acre.

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Sindh govt announces to establish provincial food authority

Sindh government on Sunday announced to establish a provincial food authority that will be responsible to keep a check on the eateries in order to ensure the quality of edibles they provide to the public.Talking to a local media outlet, Sindh Food Department Secretary Sajjad Hussain said the provincial government has granted Rs500 million for the establishment of the food ...

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