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How and When to Prune a Palm Tree ?

Experts recommend that you wait until spring to prune your palm tree. Those dead fronds may be somewhat unattractive, but they will help protect the palm from summer’s heat and winter’s cold. Sterilize and sharpen your pruning tools before you begin. Generally, you’ll need pruners, garden knives and pruning saws when you are trimming a palm tree. Wear safety glasses ...

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Soil and climate requirement for Avocado

Avocados cannot tolerate hot dry winds and frosts, typically grown in tropical or semitropical areas with rainfall in summer and humid, subtropical rainfall areas. Intolerant to saline conditions and optimum range of pH is from 5 to 7, are characteristics of this unique fruit. The climate zone of avocados is from true tropical to warmer parts of the temperate zone. ...

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Weed control is important in agriculture.

Weeds compete with productive crops or pasture, ultimately converting productive land into unusable scrub. Weeds can be poisonous, distasteful, produce burrs, thorns or otherwise interfere with the use and management of desirable plants by contaminating harvests or interfering with livestock.Weeds compete with crops for space,nutrients, water and light. Smaller, slower growing seedlings are more susceptible than those that are larger ...

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Plant Protection Measures for Pomegranate

Insect pests mostly observed are fruit borer, mealy bugs, aphids, white fly and fruit sucking moths. Spraying with dimethoate , deltamethrin or malathion etc. depending upon the type of pest infestation has been found to be effective in most cases. The main diseases reported are leaf spot and fruit rot. Application of Mancozeb (2g./l.) during rainy season in case of ...

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BASF signs agreement to acquire additional seeds and crop protection businesses and assets from Bayer

Vegetable seeds business, certain seed treatment businesses,R&D platform for hybrid wheat and digital farming platform included,Complements BASF’s agricultural solutions offer to farmers,Adds further capabilities and opportunities for growth and innovation. In addition to the agreement signed in October 2017, BASF has signed an agreement to purchase further businesses and assets, which Bayer offered to divest in the context of its ...

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Rice export has increased upto 69.19 percent

According to statistics department Pakistan (PBS) , rice exported in march 2018 has increased to 235.7 million dollar while last year it was 137.5 million dollar. Rice production in Pakistan is the world's 4th largest producer of rice. It is important crop in agriculture economy of Pakistan.

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Over 100 mini dams constructed in Potohar Region during last 2 years

Punjab Government has constructed one hundred two mini dams under “Kissan Package” in Potohar Region during the last two years.This was stated by Director Punjab Soil Conservation Department Malik Ghulam Akbar while talking to APP.He said one hundred seventy four water ponds and thirty nine water storage tanks were also constructed in the area during this period.The Director said due ...

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Punjab Govt launches warehouse-recovery program for farmers, agri-commodities

Punjab Government has launched "Agricultural Warehouse-Recovery Program on the basis of Public Private Partnership to protect the prosperity of the farmers and agricultural commodities.According to the spokesman of Agriculture Department, farmers will be able to store their agricultural commodity to store at warehouses, under this program.He said this facility is being provided in order to store crop product safe and ...

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