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Cardamom is an important cash crop, Spokesman Agriculture Department

As compared to other fruit trees cardamom needs additional care and more water. So for better production gardeners should not let shortage of water and if there is no rain, then rain is showered artificially atleast twice a day so that its water requirement is fulfilled. Cardamom is best grown in warm areas of southern punjab. Varieties including Gola, Kalkati, ...

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Fennel harvesting should be started at proper stage

The spokesman of the Department of Agriculture has directed farmers to cut their crops florescence separately instead at the same time, and the harvest of fennel should be started at the time when the plant has completed its full height and the color of its grain become yellow He said that the cultivation of fennel is cultivated in almost all ...

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Campaign Against Spurious Agrochemicals Continues

An agricultural task force seized 173,450 kilogram/liter substandard agrochemicals across Punjabfrom July 2018 till now. The sources said the campaign against spurious agricultural medicine was under way as per the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. After seizing of agrochemicals, 544 FIRs had been registered besides arresting 133 accused. The sources said the purpose of the campaign was ...

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Fruit fly attack on mango trees

Agriculture department has issued guidelines for the cultivators of mangoes and said that fruit flies attack mango flowers in March and April and affect its fruit. This fly mostly attacks the floral branches of the tree and completely destroys its inflorescence. The most effective and easy way to eliminate these fruit flies is to kill them in the ground. After ...

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Farmers are instructed to protect Guava trees from fruit fly

Guava produces sweet-smelling fruits with an edible rind and creamy white, yellow or pink flesh. Guavas thrive in tropical areas, but their adaptability allows them to survive a few degrees of frost in Mediterranean climates. When ripe, guavas emit a pungent, musky odor that attracts fruit flies. Fruit flies lay their eggs beneath the fruit’s skin, and the maggots feed ...

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Dairy farmers demand to increase milk prices

​​​​​​​ Dairy Farmers have demanded increase in milk prices according to the production cost. Shakir Omar Gujjar, Chairman of the Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association said in last press conference in Karachi Press Club that prices of milk should be given under the open market system, based on demand and if not than government should provide a subsidy to provide ...

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Farmers should cultivate thick grain varieties of rice after 20th May

Farmers must cultivate thick grain varieties of rice from 20th May . Diseases that spread through seeds can be controlled by applying anti fungal chemicals to seeds before sowing. For cultivating nursery, healthy and approved varieties of seeds should be taken. According to Agriculture experts, for cultivating 1 acre land, seed rate should be 6-7 kg in wet sowing method, ...

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Weed management is necessary to get better yield of strawberry

Agriculture department spokesperson said that the strawberry crop is currently going through the main stage of growth, so farmers can get better productivity through proper care. The production of strawberries in Pakistan is 300-400 kg per acre. It is necessary for the production of strawberries that the weeds should be constantly removed in the field. Hoeing should be done at ...

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Earlier and higher production can be achieved from summer vegetables through tunnel farming

Tunnel farming is a profitable business and this technique is more productive than traditional methods. Agriculture Experts said that tunnel farming is best for off season vegetable production and higher production can be achieved via this method. The summer vegetables such as cucumber, capsicum, chillies, tomato, pumpkin, squash, brinjal, melon, watermelon and bottle gourd can be successfully grown in high ...

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Recommendations for spinach cultivation

Agriculture experts said that Desi spinach is the approved variety for cultivation whose leaves are thick, broad, soft and juicy. Its average production is about 35 tonn per hestare and this variety is also resistant to diseases. In irrigated areas spinach sown in july, august gives approximately 7 cuttings. For sowing with drill its seed rate should be 15 to ...

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