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Instructions for timely removal of weeds in peanuts

Farmers should ensure, timely removal of weeds to acquire more yield per acre of peanuts. These weeds should be removed by hoeing. First hoeing should be done after three to four weeks of sowing and second hoeing should be done when flowering starts so that the needles can easily enter the soft ground. It is harmful to do hoeing when ...

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Chief Minister Punjab is monitoring Ramazan Bazar and wheat campaign

Provincial Minister Hussain suddenly inspected Ramazan Bazar and wheat purchasing centers, the provincial minister check wheat records and quality at the wheat purchasing centers. Assistant Commissioner Rubina Kausar was accompanied by provincial minister, Syed Hussain, inspected the quality and prices of items in Ramadan bazaar. He said that Punjab government is giving subsidies for billions of rupees to provide affordable ...

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Contract Signed Between Punjab Agri Dept, Askari General Insurance

Punjab Agriculture Minister Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial on Thursday said that financial protection of farmers was vital but unfortunately the farmers faced a lot of problems during last ten years. He said this while addressing the “Punjab crop insurance program Kharif 2019” contract signing ceremony at a local hotel. Country’s progress could be ensured through the development of agriculture sector, he maintained. He said the Agriculture department would provide all possible support to ...

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Moist weather is favourable for bittergourd

Agriculture Experts said that for cultivation of bitter gourd moist climate is necessary. Bitter gourd is sub-tropical vegetable and requires hot and dry climatic conditions for successful cultivation. Crop can be grown even in place of slightly lower temperature and high rain fall areas. In Punjab its cultivation continues from February to July. For the germination 25-30◦C temperature is required. ...

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Cotton cultivation to complete by 31st May

p>Agriculture (Extension) Director General Syed Muhammad Zafar Yaab has said that cotton cultivation target will be achieved by May 31.While talking to delegations of growers, he said that field teams were guiding farmers in this regard. He said that they had arranged a meeting with Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) chief and Irrigation officials so that growers did not face ...

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Cardamom is an important cash crop, Spokesman Agriculture Department

As compared to other fruit trees cardamom needs additional care and more water. So for better production gardeners should not let shortage of water and if there is no rain, then rain is showered artificially atleast twice a day so that its water requirement is fulfilled. Cardamom is best grown in warm areas of southern punjab. Varieties including Gola, Kalkati, ...

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Fennel harvesting should be started at proper stage

The spokesman of the Department of Agriculture has directed farmers to cut their crops florescence separately instead at the same time, and the harvest of fennel should be started at the time when the plant has completed its full height and the color of its grain become yellow He said that the cultivation of fennel is cultivated in almost all ...

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Campaign Against Spurious Agrochemicals Continues

An agricultural task force seized 173,450 kilogram/liter substandard agrochemicals across Punjabfrom July 2018 till now. The sources said the campaign against spurious agricultural medicine was under way as per the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. After seizing of agrochemicals, 544 FIRs had been registered besides arresting 133 accused. The sources said the purpose of the campaign was ...

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Fruit fly attack on mango trees

Agriculture department has issued guidelines for the cultivators of mangoes and said that fruit flies attack mango flowers in March and April and affect its fruit. This fly mostly attacks the floral branches of the tree and completely destroys its inflorescence. The most effective and easy way to eliminate these fruit flies is to kill them in the ground. After ...

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