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Cotton Picking Must Be Carried Out In Daylight.

Punjab Agriculture department has advised the cotton growers that cotton picking process should be carried out in daylight and suitable time starts from 10 in morning. A spokesman of the department said on Wednesday that cotton picking must be started when cotton bolls were open upto 50 per cent and added that the picking must be initiated from bottom of ...

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Milk and meat production can be increased by giving the milking animals a balanced diet throughout the year.

In addition to ensuring a balanced diet throughout the year for milking animals, they can increase the production of milk and meat through vaccination of mouth and other diseases. With the imports of milking animals from Australia, Netherland and other countries into the country, the health of local animals is facing new challenges due to which health professionals have to ...

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Seven New Hybrid Rice Verities Approved For Commercial Cultivation.

The Variety Evaluation Committee of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has approved 07 new rice verities for commercial cultivation across the crop sowing areas of the country. Addressing the meeting, Chairman PARC, Muhammad Ayub Chaudhry, appreciated the role of private and public sector for taking interest in research and development of rice in the country. He briefed about upcoming projects ...

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Fruit production in Pakistan can be doubled

The annual production of fruits in Pakistan can be doubled after reducing post-harvest losses. There are 41 different types of fruits produced in Pakistan. Pre and post harvest losses of fruits and crops can severely damage the national production, which can be increased by controlling these losses. Various types of Pakistani fruits are favored worldwide due to their flavors, colors, ...

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Boll picking machine for pink boll worm

A new machine titled ‘Mechanical Boll Picker’ has been introduced to kill pink boll-worm. After cotton picking, remaining bolls including those half opened, posed risk to the crop due to presence of pink boll-worm and its larvae hidden inside them. Mechanical picking of cotton to kill pink boll-worm, their larvae and other enemy pests should be adopted by farmers. Bolls picked by the ...

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Growers Advised To Cultivate Sugarcane In September For Bumper Crop.

The agriculture experts have advised the farmers to use latest technologies and cultivate approved sugarcane varieties in September for getting bumper yield. Spokesman of Agriculture Department said the approved varieties have most resistance against various diseases besides giving high quality yield. He told that the agriculture department has approved various sugarcane varieties include CPF-243, CPF-246, CPF-247, SHF-240, HSF-242, CP-77-400, CP-72-2086, ...

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Maize production increased by 13.72 million tons

The domestic production of maize has increased by 13.72 million tons during the last five years. According to data from the Economic Review Report, the national production of maize during the financial year 15-2014 was 49 lac 37 thousand tons. During the last financial year 19-2018, the production of maize was increased by 63 lac 9 thousand tonnes, thus recorded ...

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