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Impact of recent rainfall on wheat and cotton crop in Punjab

Due to recent rainfall and thunderstorms in Punjab, wheat crop has suffered a lot. Mostly, Districts including Khanewal, Multan, Rajanpur, Sahiwal, and Rahim Yar Khan are affected the most. Apart from these areas, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar have also suffered about two to three percent. Areas of cotton cultivation have also been affected by rain and farmers who have planted cotton ...

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Timely cultivation bring bumper crop

Govt urged rice farmers to complete sowing of rice varieties before 20 to 30 June. By doing so they will be able to harvest bumper crop. A representative of Agriculture department said Basmati 370, Basmti 385, Basmati PAK, Basmati 2000 and Basmati 515 must be cultiaved before 20th June while farmers in Sahiwal, Okara and others in surroundings must cultivate ...

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Devastated agricultural economy has been destroyed by the rain: the farmer board

Chaudhry Nisar Ahmad demanded the government to declare rain and flood hit areas as calamity hit areas to avoid further loans. Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) said that near the inflation of fertilizers, electricity, oil and gas, the devastated agricultural economy has been destroyed due to heavy rainfall and storm. Chaudhry Nisar Ahmad said that standing crops of gram and wheat ...

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Loss of 30 thousand acres of wheat because of hailstorm, Deputy Director Agriculture Extension

Deputy Director Agriculture Muhammad Ashraf Kandi said that last two days rainfall in the district Layyah, union council chaman Shah, Kot Sultan and mountain areas cause serve damage to wheat crops. According to the initial survey the damage to crop of 30,000 acres of wheat is affected. He further added that since the harvest of wheat has been planned, therefore, ...

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Fish feed prepared from crops can make farming more profitable

Vice Chancellor Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) Prof Dr Asif Ali said that fish feed prepared from crops could be a cost effective option for fish farmers to increase their profit margin. He said that Pakistan is an agriculture rich country and fish farmers could earn more, provided they use feed made from crops to nurture fish in ponds. He said that Pakistani population could improve protein intake by including fish food. He said ...

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Chances of damage to wheat yield from severe rains, Sahiwal

Chance of loss to wheat crop on million acres due to heavy rainfall across Punjab. According to details, raifall in various districts across Punjab including Sahiwal continues for a few days, due to which severe crop damage to the wheat crop on millions of acres is underway. In some cities, wheat crops are completely destroyed by hailstorm. The wheat and ...

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LCCI for declaring emergency in agri sector

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday demanded the government to declare emergency in agriculture sector and support the growers with all resources who have lost their ready to harvest wheat and other crops due to hailstorm and heavy rains during last three days. They added that natural calamity had not only affected the growers who lost their precious crops but also posed a serious threat to food security in the country. ...

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Govt will provide facilities at wheat procurement centres

Deputy Commissioner Syed Bilal Haider said that the government would provide all kind of facilities to all wheat purchase centers. He said this while visiting wheat procurement and storage center at Chiwinda, Pasrur and other areas. He directed the officials concerned, to ensure facilities like seating facility and others to farmers during purchasing process. He said that audit teams had been constituted to make the process of wheat procurement transparent.

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Proper, balanced and timely use of fertilizers is necessary for obtaining good crop of berseem

A well planned fertilizer program is necessary for berseem forage production. It is important to conduct a proper soil test. As soil test results will provide an inventory of the soil fertility upon which a nutrient strategy can be based. Although for proper growth and development high levels of nitrogen are required for every crops, but berseem requires phosphorus and ...

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