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Weed Control in Maize Crop for increasing yield

Weed identification is the key to an effective maize weed management program. Incorrect identification of problem weeds can mean the difference between profit and loss. Although a weed’s life cycle, including its method(s) of reproduction, is the most important identifying characteristic, it is sometimes necessary to know the exact species before selecting weed management measures. Mazie growers should make a ...

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New Chinese investment opportunity from Punjab Agri Expo

Pak China Joint Chamber of Commerce created new investment opportunities by conducting business-to-business (B2B) meetings between agriculture machinery producing Chinese companies and local companies during Punjab Agri Expo. Representatives from China’s leading company Shifeng and Dailuda attended the business-to-business (B2B) meetings. Speaking to the participants at the occasion, Chamber Secretary General Salehuddin Hanif and Chief Executive Officer of Chinese Company ...

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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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Directions to Cabbage farmers for better production

Farmers of cabbage have been instructed to cultivate the variety ‘ageti num 2’ from july 1st  and advised farmers to start cultivation at recommended time and complete the process till July 15. For ageti sowing the seed rate should be 1 kg whereas for pacheti sowing the seed rate should be half kg per acre. To protect seeds from diseases, ...

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Agricultural Technology Exhibition held by USAID PATA in Gilgit-Baltistan

In the Gilgit-Baltistan, USAID has been organizing modern agricultural technology. In the event, more than a thousand farmers, representatives of local donors, including LSO and members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Agricultural Department attended the ceremony. 7 companies related with agricultural technology in the private sector, which have the support of the USAID Pakistan Agriculture Technology Transfer Activity, exhibited modern agricultural technology ...

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Agriculture Department started preparing fodder crops to increase milk production, Dr. Abid Mahmood

Director General Agriculture (Research) Dr. Abid Mahmood has said that the agriculture department has started work on the supply of fodder to increase the  milk production of animals and to make it full of nourishment. Barseem, Lucerne and Charri seeds are provided by seed cooperation. This project is of three years, and they said that fodder crops are very important ...

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Two day ‘Mango Festival’ to begin from June 29

The 2-day Mango Festival in Hyderabad would start from June 29 at the Expo Center. The Additional Commissioner Hyderabad Syed Sajjad Haider in this regard chaired a meeting to review arrangements at his office on Wednesday. Haider noted that the festival was only organized in Mirpurkhas every year even though Hyderabad was also a big market for mangoes as mangoes ...

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Rs. 3.5 billion budget approved by Punjab Seed Corporation

Increase target sales of wheat, cotton, rice, maize, vegetables and pulses seeds This directive was given by the Minister for Agriculture Malik Numan Langalal, presiding over the 115th budget meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation. The budget of 3.5 billion rupees was approved in the meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation. In meeting farmers are directed to prepare seeds of approved types ...

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Director Cotton Research Station Dr. Sagheer has advised farmers to drain out rainwater from their cotton fields within 24 hours after rain to avoid damage to the crop.

Cotton is a sensitive crop and its roots would be unable to breathe and absorb food in case of presence of rainwater in the field for nearly 72 hours and it may cause plants’ death, he said in a statement issued here. Farmers should also pay attention to removing weeds and must perform hoeing after rain. The weeds that are ...

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