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Cotton Cultivation- Irrigation Schedule

Fields should be irrigated according to the soil fertility, method of sowing, stage of crop and water requirements of the crop. The signs of water deficiency are first visible on the upper bank of the field, which include bluish appearance of leaves, the inter-node distance decreases in the upper branches of the main stem, white flowers at the top, reddening ...

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Steep fall in cotton sowing due to water crisis

Alarming situation has developed as all the major Kharif crops including cotton, sugarcane, rice and maize are looking at a possible acute shortage of irrigation water.According to reports reaching from rural Sindh and Punjab, cotton sowing has been adversely hit by the water shortages. The agricultural economy has a 19 per cent share in GDP and engages 42.3pc of labour ...

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Sunflower Cultivation should be started : Agriculture Experts

The sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., belongs to the family compositae. The genus name Helianthus is derived from Greek helios sun and anthos flower, Locally it is know as surajmukhi. Sixty-seven species of this genus are recognized. Besides the cultivated species, many are perennials, ornamentals, and weeds. The sunflower has a shallow root system. The taproot grows as deep as 3 ...

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Economic Importance Of Cardamom Farming

Cardamom is a premium spice globally. There are several food processing industries where cardamom is an essential flavoring ingredient.The commercial part of cardamom is the fruit (capsule) of the plant.It is considered to be a versatile spice, as it is used in both sweet and salty foods.Apart from the seeds, there is an another application of cardamom. And that is ...

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Bitter gourd requires a moderate warm temperature: Agriculture Expert

<p>Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage and pH range of 6.5-7.5 is suited for bitter gourd cultivation. This crop requires a moderate warm temperature.Planting season is february to july. Seed rate should be 1.8 kg/ha.Sow the seeds (5 seeds/pit) treated with Trichoderma viride 4 g or Pseudomonas fluorescense 10 g or Carbendazim 10 g/kg of seeds ...

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The Benefits Of Manure Compost : Agriculture Experts

<p>Using manure compost in the garden has numerous benefits. Manure is packed with nutrients that plants need, like nitrogen. Using manure as fertilizer keeps plants healthy and green.&nbsp;In order to maximize the benefits of manure compost in the garden, the proper application is vital. One of the best ways to use manure as plant fertilizer is by mixing it in ...

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Blight or Brown Spot of Rice and its control

This disease has been recorded all over Pakistan. Initially small dots or circular eye shaped or oval spots appear light in colour on leaves. These spots coalesce and result in linear spots brown in colour. Later on withering and yellowing of leaves occur. Seed setting also affected and causes sterility, shrivelling and show rotting and poor germination.Diseased seeds, plant debris ...

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