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In order to meet the increase demand of meat and wool, local breeds of sheep must be reared.

Livestock sector provides employment to a large number of rural households and about 35 million people are engaged in livestock related activities, earning about 40% of their income. Agriculture Experts of livestock and diary development have directed farmers to raise local breed of sheep to ensure higher productivity.  Keeping in view, the increase demand of meat and wool, farmers have ...

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Irrigation Department, Sindh announces closure of different canals.

The Executive Engineer Irrigation, Nasrat Division Shaheed Benazir Abad, on Thursday said that different canals would remain closed from December 16 to December 23, 2018 due to shortage of water in Indus River and Rohri Canal. According to announcement, Titri Minor, Kot Laloo Minor, Chhanri Distry, Dhoro Khanjan Minor, Mian Jhar Minor, Dhoro Naro Minor and Kyarion Minor will remain ...

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Tree plantation campaign launched at railway stations, Multan.

Pakistan Railways, Multan division started tree plantation campaign on Saturday, to convert all of the region of railways into lush green. Divisional Superintendent Railway Multan, Amir Daud said to the media that in line with special directions of Railway headquarters, the Multan division has started plantation of saplings at railway stations. He said that a nursery has been established near ...

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Growers are instructed to protect brinjal seedlings from various diseases.

Agriculture experts have directed farmers to take appropriate measures in order to protect brinjal seedlings from various diseases. Brinjal seedlings are attacked by many diseases, therefore the farmers should take immediate steps in order to prevent the occurrence of diseases. They said that during initial growth stage of brinjal seedlings, mostly stem rotting occurs, which causes severe damage. The micro-organism ...

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Growers are advised to timely irrigate wheat crop.

Agriculture experts have directed farmers to timely irrigate wheat crop. In order to obtain a bumper crop of wheat this year, timely irrigation must be ensured. Spokesman of agriculture department said that an adequate soil moisture is required for normal development of the wheat crop at all the stages of growth. Therefore, timely irrigation must be done. First irrigation is ...

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Special care must be given to the vegetables grown under tunnels, Agriculture Department.

According to the spokesman of agriculture department, growers can obtain higher production by taking care of vegetables grown under tunnels. Timely irrigation and fertilization must be ensured in tunnel farming. If possible drip irrigation should be used for watering the vegetables. After spraying and fertilizing, the openings of the tunnel must not be closed in order to prevent the accumulation ...

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Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) have developed a modern machine that kills pink bollworm.

Agriculture Mechanization and Research Institute (AMRI) and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) have developed a modern machine that kills pink bollworm from the remains of cotton crop in the field. MNSUA spokesman said that a demonstration of the machine was organized at MNSUA farm showed successful results. Chairman MNSUA engineering and technology department Dr Alamgir Akhtar Khan added ...

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After harvesting rice residues must not be burned, Agriculture Experts.

Burning of rice straw remains emits trace gases like carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide and large amount of particulate matters, which adversely affect human health as well as the environment. Burning of rice residues after harvest cause damage to upper organic rich layer of the ground. It also lead to an increases in air pollution by ...

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