Spinach is one of the most important vegetable and contains many beneficial nutrients. For proper growth and development it requires moderate climate. It is a winter season vegetable and is capable of tolerating a temperature range of 30 to 35◦C. In the irrigated areas of Punjab, the crop sown during July-August gives 7 cuttings. While the crop sown from 15th ...Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2018
Earlier and higher production can be achieved from summer vegetables through tunnel farming, Experts.
Tunnel farming is a profitable business and this technique is more productive than traditional methods. Agriculture Experts said that tunnel farming is best for off season vegetable production and higher production can be achieved via this method. The summer vegetables such as cucumber, capsicum, chillies, tomato, pumpkin, squash, brinjal, melon, watermelon and bottle gourd can be successfully grown in high ...Read More »
According to the guidelines given by the Government, various training programs have been started for the farmers associated with livestock sector. These include farmer’s day, seminars, workshops and conferences. According to the sources of Livestock and Dairy Development, in Punjab most of the people living in rural areas are associated with livestock and veterinary sector. Besides agriculture they totally depend ...Read More »
Prevention and control of poultry diseases is one of the most important factor for the profitability of poultry farming business. Livestock experts have directed farmers to take effective measures in order to protect the poultry from different diseases. They said that effective strategies must be ensured to prevent the poultry from harmful diseases. The cleanliness of the shed should be ...Read More »
Agriculture experts have directed farmers to do light irrigation during frost period. Frost occurs when cold air blows into an area to replace warmer air that was present before the weather change. When light irrigation is done during frost period, water begins to freeze and heat is released. It is the heat that prevents the temperature from being drop. In ...Read More »
Standard quality of seeds and fertilizers must be ensured for wheat cultivation, Deputy Commissioner Sahiwal
Deputy Commissioner Sahiwal, Muhammad Zaman said that provision of standard quality seeds and fertilizers will be ensured for the cultivation of wheat. No one will be permitted to exploit the rights of farmers. To avoid the farmer lose in Mandi by the middle man, a proper mechanism will be organized. He said this, while addressing the meeting, arranged for resolving ...Read More »
The success of mango orchards largely depends on method and management of irrigation. Proper irrigation scheduling, especially during the period of plant growth and development is necessary. Agriculture Experts have instructed farmers to stop irrigating mango plants during the month of December. Pruning must be done and offshoots growth should be avoided and must be trimmed. Moderate pruning is done ...Read More »
Experts from the clinical medicine and surgery department of the Faisalabad University, said that in Pakistan every fifth buffalo and cow is suffering from mastitis. They said that mastitis is caused by udder infection, usually resulting from bacteria entering through the teat canal and move to the udder and multiply in the mammary gland. It results in potential losses in ...Read More »
Cotton growers have been instructed to bury the cotton stubbles with the help of rotavator. After last picking, field should be grazed by sheep and goats. So that they could feed on the immature bolls left in the field. In this way larvae of pink bollworm and other insect pests are destroyed. Spokesperson of agriculture department said that in areas ...Read More »
The Punjab government has decided to provide subsidy of Rs 5,000 per acre on cultivation of sunflower.
For promoting the cultivation of sunflower, Punjab government is providing a subsidy of Rs 5000 per acre, with an aim to meet growing demand of edible oil. Due to its cultivation, the expense of 300 billion by the import of oil can be greatly reduced. Pakistan produces only 14 percent oil and import 86 percent. The government is focusing on ...Read More »