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Farmers has been advised to take precautionary measures for controlling the whitefly attack.

Mudassar Abbas, Deputy Director Research Information Agriculture Department said that cotton growers should conduct pest scouting of their crops twice a week and continue this process by the end of October so that pest attacks including whitefly could be controlled before any damage of the crop۔ After October, the severity of pest attack decreases, therefore, farmers should regularly conduct pest ...

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Cultivation of Turnip can be started in the month of August

Start cultivation of turnip in the month of August; cultivate approved varieties for a better yield per acre. Soil should be of better drainage type for turnips. For soil preparation first plough soil deeply then normally ploughs soil for 2 to 3 times which make soil porous and smooth. At the time of sowing apply 1 bag of DAP and ...

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Timely disposal of weeds for maximum production of peanuts

Now it’s the time for second hoeing that is done when the crop is flowering so that the needles from the flowers can easily enter the soft ground after the flowering. It is harmful to do hoeing at the stage of pod formation because needles can be affected during this operation and production can also be decreased too. Farmers can ...

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Punjab Agriculture department advised the farmers to transfer monsoon rainwater into paddy, sugarcane and fodder crops as the said crops tolerate excess of rainwater.

Punjab Agriculture department advised the farmers to transfer monsoon rainwater into paddy, sugarcane and fodder crops as the said crops tolerate excess of rainwater. According to the agriculture department sources, too much rainwater was not suitable for cotton and vegetables crops so excessive water must be drained out on immediate basis from these crops. This year more rains were expected ...

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Irrigation systems – Centre pivot

Irrigation is to be done very carefully and this is because of its impact on the growing crops. A better irrigation is a one which focuses on conserving the resource as well providing the crops with adequate water. Adequacy is to be considered the most important criteria in choosing a better irrigation system. Centre pivot ranks first in that and ...

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Farmers are instructed to continue pest scouting in Rice fields.

The rice plant is vulnerable to many insects and diseases from its sowing to harvest. The major insect pests that causes significant yield losses are stem borers, leaf folders, plant-hoppers and leafhoppers. Since the introduction of high yielding varieties, distinct changes have occurred in the insect pest complex of Pakistan. Several species, which were once considered minor pests, are now ...

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Use of nano-technology in agriculture

The nanoparticles used in agriculture makes the crops much healthier than normal. The unique physicochemical properties of nanomaterials, that is, catalytic reactivity, high surface area, size and shape, have the potential to open new paradigms and to introduce new strategies in agriculture. In addition to this, there are other benefits associated with the inclusion of nanotechnology in agriculture. These are more scientific ...

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Cauliflower grows best in cool, moist climate and is sensitive to low temperatures.

Cauliflower grows best in cool, moist climate and is sensitive to low temperatures. Suitable temperature for healthy growth of cauliflower is between 17 an 18 degrees Centigrade. Temperature above 20 °C during maturity badly affects its growth. The local variety developed for early planting can withstand heat. But the variety ‘China ka Moti’ can withstand high temperature. Therefore, it is ...

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