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Potato Cultivation Should Start Immediately: Experts

The agriculture experts have advised growers to start cultivation of potato immediately and complete it by mid of October to get bumper yield. A spokesman for the agriculture department said here Wednesday that potato was used largely in the country because it was a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, potassium and sodium etc.He said the last half of September was ...

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Instructions to cultivate turnip

Recommended varieties of turnip like desi red, purple top and golden ball should be cultivated for better production. Select fertile land having soil with better drainage system. To prepare the field, plough the land with mould board plough thoroughly followed by planking to make the soil porous and soft. Use one bag of DAP and one bag of potash per ...

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Organic Compost Beneficial For Crops

Utilization of organic compost will play an important role in cultivating various crops which will be beneficial for farmers due to low cost. The vegetables, fruits, wheat, rice and other upland crops production could be enhanced after utilization of organic compost comparing with the use of chemical fertilizer.A survey showed that organic compost was much beneficial in cultivating crops and ...

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Olive harvesting, to begin this month

Olive harvesting should begin during this month of September, and for its cultivation soil with good drainage must be selected. Olives usually ripen in September. By cultivation of olives, the import of edible oil can be reduced which in turn will lower the burden on the economy.

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Cultivation of sugarcane

September is the perfect time to cultivate sugarcane, so farmers can cultivate this crop during the entire month of September to achieve better yields. But this requires better land selection, and the farmer should do deep ploughing into the level land before sowing and done planking for proper preparation. And then make 4-foot and 10 to12-inch deep ridges through the ...

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Pesticides Should Be Last Option for Killing Pest.

Agriculture spokesman has advised farmers to apply pesticides only after applying all other techniques including the biological control to tackle pests and diseases. Spray should be applied till 9 is in the morning or after 4 pm in the evening and at a time when incidence of pests reach economic threshold level. Spray should be avoided in case of winds ...

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Spray water, to protect roses from pests

Spray water to protect roses from pests like lice and other sucking insects, with the intervals of four to five to prevent any damage to the rose. It is also important to check root stock in the nursery for grafting. If the stem seems weak, farmers should irrigate the crop after applying excess fertilizer and do T-budding on root stock. ...

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Ensure maximum cultivation of green fodder in rain fed areas

Supply of green fodder is essential for the better performance and development of livestock and without green fodder a balanced diet for livestock is not possible, so farmers should ensure maximum cultivation of green fodder in rain fed areas. Agriculture accounts for 21.7 per cent of Pakistan’s domestic production, while live stock accounts for 53 percent and agricultural commodities accounts ...

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