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Prosperous farmers seminar organized by Basmati Heritage Association

The use of new standard and refined seeds can not only increase production Rather, quality of basmati rice can also be improved. Addressing the prosperous farmers seminar organized by the Directorate of Pakistan Basimati Heritage Association, Punjab said that the use of standard and certified seeds should increase double production and foreign exchange. Seminar main aim is to promote basimati ...

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To stop the attack of fruit fly farmers should spray muskmelon crop immediately

In summer as the temperature increases, the chances of fruit-fly attack also increases on muskmelon crop. So it is important to keep an eye on the crop and as soon as symptoms of insect attack are seen, consult the agriculture experts and spray the recommended chemical. They said that farmers should avoid the poisonous spray without consulting experts or agriculture department, ...

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Crude oil imports were up to 320 million barrels in five years

During the last five years, the imports of crude oil remained 320.1 million barrels. During this period, maximum import of crude oil is in financial year 2015-16 i.e. 66.9 million barrels and 60.4 million barrels were reported during the lowest import financial year 2017-18. According to Economic Review Report, Year 2017-18, during financial year 2013-14 period, Pakistan imported 61.9 million ...

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Pomegranate fungal diseases are a common issue in wet regions

The pomegranate tree originates in the Mediterranean. It prefers tropical to sub-tropical regions but some varieties can tolerate temperate zones. Pomegranate fungal diseases are a common issue in plants grown in wet regions during the spring and early summer. Other diseases in pomegranate are rarer and not permanently damaging to the tree. Pomegranates are fairly vigorous trees or shrubs which ...

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Soil Health Vital To Improve Agriculture Productivity

Imbalance use of fertilizers is damaging fertility of soil and resulting in low productivity, said cotton expert, Dr Sagher Ahmed, a Ph.D scholar and progressive farmer. Soil health was ignored across the country by the farmers due to lack of awareness and information.  The use of nitrogen and phosphorus are still under-dose adding that potassium and some micro nutrient including boron, ...

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Irrigation schedule for Cotton

Fields should be irrigated according to the soil fertility, method of sowing, stage of crop and water requirements of the crop. The signs of water deficiency are first visible on the upper bank of the field, which include bluish appearance of leaves, the internode distance decreases in the upper branches of the main stem, white flowers at the top, reddening ...

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