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Protection Of Chilgoza Tree & Fruit, Chitral

A Forest Conservation Committee has been constituted in district chitral for protection of Chilgoza tree and fruit through awareness of growers. The purpose of this is to educate people about appropriate time for harvesting of ripe fruit so that people can get maximum profit from their produce. Due to lack of awareness, growers pluck fruit before its proper maturity which causes losses.

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Agriculture experts have advised growers to adopt latest technology including drip irrigation for larger yields , besides saving water and fertilizer.

A spokesman of Agriculture department said that under drip irrigation system water is supplied to the roots of plants in the form of well-calculated and required drops to fulfill its water needs for optimum growth. He said the government was promoting drip irrigation system by providing maximum subsidy in order to save precious water and bring unclaimed land under plough. ...

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Farmers Advised To Start Fennel Cultivation In Sept

Farmers have been advised to start the cultivation of fennel (saunf) in September and complete it in October to get bumper yield. Fennel is full with health contents and ingredients and plays a pivotal role in making the human beings healthy and sound. Farmers should cultivate fennel seeds as they play an important role in lessening their financial problems as it has an attractive ...

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Guidelines for spraying pesticides On Cotton

For spraying chemicals, farmers should fill half of the spray machine tank with water and then put the pesticides into it to a suitable level. Pesticides in powder form should first be mixed in water separately and then put into the tank through its perforated metal piece (Jali). Farmers should use hollow cone nozzle for uniform application of spray. Nozzle ...

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Attack of mites on sugarcane crop

In the humid days of August and September, white mites may attack the sugarcane crop so farmers should be cautious and if the attack of mites is seen necessary steps should be taken to eradicate them. White mites form white webs on the lower side of the leaves, which cause white spots to appear, in parallel rows on the leaves. ...

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Best production can be achieved by growing T20 carrot variety

Experts have instructed farmers to use T-20 varieties for the cultivation of carrots so that better yields can be achieved. An important development of the carrot is T20 variety, which can achieve better yield, excellent quality, elegant shape and exquisite taste. For early sowing of carrot crop, soil should be fertile and water-efficient for excellent result.

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Attack of warble fly (mahro Makhi) animals.

“Mehro Makhi” or warble fly is highly dangerous for animals because it punctures skins, affects reproduction system and growth of animals, a focal person of Livestock Department Multan, Dr Majid informed.The affected animals lose capacity to offer milk or produce babies due to attack of the fly, he said. These cattle heads could not take food properly as “Mehro Makhi” ...

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