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Papaya Cultivation

The papaya (Carica papaya) is one of the important delicious fruit crop grown in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It is originated in Mexico and spread to almost all the corners of the tropical world. The papaya is highly productive and interesting crop. It is easy to grow as short duration crop. As a raw fruit, it ...

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Tinda Cultivation and soil Requirements

Sandy Loam Soil rich in organic matter with good dranage and pH ranging from 6.5-7.5 is best suited for Tinda Cultivation. This crop requires a moderate warm temperature. Tinda prefers light or sandy soils where its root can penetrate easily. Tinda i mainly cultivated in the lowerlands, from sea-level upto approximately 1000 m altitude. It likes warm, sunny conditions of ...

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Water levels surge in Mangla, Tarbela dams

The ongoing rains have significantly improved the water level in the country’s major reservoirs which hit dead levels on February 22 this year, according to Indus River System Authority (IRSA).Meanwhile, considering the rise in the water level, Irsa increased water supply to Sindh and Punjab by 3,000 cusecs. Current rains caused a substantial surge in Kabul River after it hit ...

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Cotton growers asked to ensure weeds’ eradication

The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to ensure eradication of weeds from their fields to increase per acre yield. A spokesman of the department said  that weeds caused wastage of different agricultural resources, water, nutritional ingredients as well as light. The weeds also capture space which leads to decline in per acre yield.According to a research, ...

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Sindh to get 14 new ginning units

Sindh is expected to get 14 new ginning factories, worth approximately Rs1 billion, by the start of next cotton season 2018-19, trade and industry sources said.The new ginning units are expected to be installed in district Khairpur, Nawabshah (Benazirabad), district Sanghar and Hyderabad. The province already has around 300 ginning units.Karachi Cotton Brokers Forum chairman Naseem Usman told Dawn that ...

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Farmers are instructed to buy new storage bags for wheat

Farmers are instructed to store wheat in new bags when crop is harvested after 1st April. These techniques involves the storage of clean grain in clean, cool, well-protected conditions for the shortest time possible. The material to be stored is selected for cleanliness, soundness and dryness,storage periods should be limited to the shortest time possible,cooling will reduce infestation, store hygiene ...

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Protect green chilli from diseases , Agriculture Experts

p>Rot and die back caused by Colletotrichurn capsici and bacterial wilt (Pseudomonas solanacearum) ) are two major diseases of chillies. Careful seed selection, adoption of phytosanitary measures, early removal of affected plants, seed treatment with vitavax help in control and prevention of diseases. Disease tolerant varieties are used, while rouging of the affected plants helps in checking mosaic virus.

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Shortage of water may affect cotton yield

The Punjab Irrigation Department has said the canals in the province are facing an acute water shortage compared to last year and has asked cotton growers to manage water properly in order to achieve better yields. According to a spokesman of the department, farmers in the cotton belt have been advised to adopt water scouting method (making sure the water ...

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PFMA demands internationalization of wheat prices by formation of Wheat Board

Pakistan Flour Mills Association PFMA has called for establishment of Wheat Board for determination of wheat prices in the country with respect to international prices.Addressing a press conference here at Karachi Press Club the Chairman of PFMA , Chaudhry Anser Javed, along with other members of the association formation of Wheat Board will give way to market forces to determine ...

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Avoid stubble burning of wheat : Agriculture Experts

Agriculture experts advised farmers to avoid residue burning of wheat crop after harvesting as it is the major problem which is causing air pollution. High level of burning can effect soil microflora and other beneficial insects. Wheat straw chopper is a resource conservation technology that makes chaff from combine-harvested wheat straw and saves the environment from smoke pollution, if straw ...

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