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Guidelines to protect cabbage nurseries from insect attack

Agriculture department has directed safety measures for the presence of white flies and army worm attack on cabbage nursery and said that due to the intensity of summer heat, there is a danger of white fly and army worm attack on nursery. After the germination is completed, thinning of week and diseased plants in necessary so that healthy plants can ...

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Guava orchards must be irrigated at an interval of 20 to 25 days

Experts have directed gardeners to irrigate guava orchards at an interval of 20 to 25 days. During the month of February and March, the irrigation should be done after 15 to 20 days. Agriculture experts said that guava is the fourth most important fruit of Pakistan, and third most important fruit of Punjab province, whose yield has exceeded more than ...

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Directed gardeners to special care of fruit plants

According to Agriculture Department spokesman, gardeners should take special care of the fruit plants in the summer so that the better quality of fruits can be achieved. Fruits can be burned because of hot and dry climate, and its peel can be shattered because of which affects the fruit quality. The stomata of the leaves closed due to excessive heat ...

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More incentives should be announced for agri sector in budget

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has said that the agriculture was playing important role in the economic development of the country and providing raw material to many industries, therefore, government should consider announcing more incentives, reduces input costs, improve access of farmers to market, provide cheaper financing options and reduces input costs, for this sector in the ...

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Demand for withdraw the extra-custom duty, Value-added tax on edible oil

The Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association (PVMA) demanded the government to withdraw five percent additional customs duties and three percent value-added tax on imported oil. PVMA officials called for this in meeting with traders and industrialists. He said that the Pakistan is the world’s third largest importer country of Palm oil, which imports about $ 2.5 billion edible oil and over ...

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To achieve best yield of Groundnut , appropriate amount of fertilizers must be given to crop.

The soils in barani areas are generally deficient in several nutrients. This deficiency can be corrected by the addition of proper dose of organic fertilizers. Organic manure is important primarily as humus that are decomposed by soil organisms to provide them nutrient and energy. Farm yard manure is mainly used as organic manure. It should be applied about one month ...

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45,000 acre land made cultivable in five years

Due to the water reservoirs and soil erosion controlling structures over 45,000 acres land was made cultivable in Potohar and other arid areas of Rawalpindi region said Director General Agriculture (Field) Punjab Malik Ghulam Akbar. Malik Ghulam Akbar said the construction of the mini dams and water ponds had also developed positive environmental effects. The underground water table was rising ...

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Qatar will import one million bags from Pakistan

Qatar will import one lac bags from Pakistan; Qatar’s Central Trading Committee has issued a formal tender in this regard. According to sources, in the result of Government efforts there is expectation of increase in rice exports this year from different countries. In Qatar’s private sector, rice was being imported from Pakistan in very less quantity, but now the market ...

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Acceptance of production plan of Rabi Fodder

After a few important amendments in the meeting of Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, the production plan was approved for 2019 Rabi fodder crop. Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Director Coordination Punjab Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, presiding over the meeting, said that the experiments proved that if we can increase production by making the right choice for the land to prepare it properly, ...

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