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How to Treat Fruit Flies in Guavas

Guava trees produce sweet-smelling fruits with an edible rind and creamy white, yellow or pink flesh. Guavas thrive in tropical areas, but their adaptability allows them to survive a few degrees of frost in Mediterranean climates. When ripe, guavas emit a pungent, musky odor that attracts fruit flies. Fruit flies lay their eggs beneath the fruit’s skin, and the maggots ...

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WEED MANAGEMENT IN MAIZE PLANTATION

A weed is any plant growing in a wrong place, usually considered undesirable.Uncontrolled weeds compete with the crop of interest for nutrients, moisture and space, and may completely suppress the crop if uncontrolled. They also harbour pests and diseases.Young maize seedlings can easily be overwhelmed by weeds.Weeds take full advantage of the wide rows and upright growth of maize, colonizing ...

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Irrigation requirements of Mint

Mint growers may not have many alternatives to consider. Water needs are critical most of the summer. If supplemental water is available from a well, by diversion from a less valuable crop, or by leasing, this may be enough, in combination with irrigation district water, to help produce a first cutting and keep the stand alive, or just to keep ...

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Plant more trees

Plants have a great role to keep the environment clean and fresh. In Turbat there is only one type of tree planted everywhere in the city and no other plant can be seen except the date tree which is a traditional tree in this region. According to a recent survey, the tree which is planted everywhere in Pakistan including Turbat ...

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Benefits of Beet Juice in Controlling High Blood Pressure

As age increases , you may experience high blood pressure and the stiffening of your lower heart chambers. But unlike your arm and leg muscles, your heart muscle should not get thicker, stiffer, and more pronounced, because these changes can lead to heart failure.Researchers found that adding half a liter of beet juice (also called beetroot juice) to healthy young ...

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Guava grows equally well on heavy clay, to light sandy, graval bars near streams, or on limestone

The guava grows equally well on heavy clay, to light sandy, graval bars near streams, or on limestone and tolrates a pH range from 4.5 to 9.4. It is some what salt resistant. Good dranage is recommended however, guavas are seen growing on land with high water table.As already stated guava is successfully grown under tropical and subtropical climatic zones. ...

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Hydroponic Farming: Pakistan Future

To defeat food shortages in the upcoming era, Pakistan can use hydroponic farming to overcome crises of food shortage. Hydroponics can be a revolutionary technology for Pakistan to guarantee suitable and sustainable supply of vegetable. It reduces 70 percent to 90 percent less water and reduce cultivated area than irrigated soil and land based agriculture farming and gardening. No water ...

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SPONGE GOURD PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Introduction It is also known as “Luffa” sponge gourd. The vines of sponge gourd attain the height of 30 feet or more. The fruits of sponge gourd are cylindrical in shape and outer skin is smooth green. The fruit contains white inner flesh which is fibrous and have similar flavor to bitter melon. The fruit attains the height of 1-2 ...

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Irrigation requirements for Maize cultivation

First irrigation should be done after 3 weeks of sowing. Later, irrigate the field according to the crop requirements. It should be kept in mind that no water remains in field or else plants will die.Maize is drought sensitive crop and requires frequent irrigations for successful vegetative and reproductive growth. An irrigation within 10-15 days interval results in good growth. ...

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