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Farmers are instructed to start harvesting of Chillies

Green chillies are picked early in the morning or in the evening. These are protected from the sun to avoid quality deterioration. Ripe fruits are harvested at frequent intervals. Retaining fruits for a long period on the plant causes wrinkles and colour fading. Soon after the harvest, the produce is heaped or kept in clean gunnies for one day for ...

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Cultivation of Tinda Gourd must be done till 31 July: Agriculture Experts

Sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with good drainage 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 roots can penetrate easily. Tinda is mainly cultivated in the lowlands, from sea-level up to approximately 1000 m altitude. It likes warm, sunny conditions ...

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Sugarbeet should be sown from mid August to November and harvested during March and May

Tropical sugarbeet require good sunshine during its growth period. The crop does not prefer high rainfall as high soil moisture or continuous heavy rain may affect development of tuber and sugar synthesis. Tropical sugarbeet can be sown in September– November coincide with North East monsoon with a rainfall of 300 – 350 mm well distributed across the growing period which ...

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Termites attack causes severe damage to sugarcane crop: Agriculture Experts

Being a long duration crop, weeds, insect pests and diseases attack the crop from sowing to harvest and reduce the yields substantially and erode the profitability of the farmers.Termites attack causes severe damage to sugarcane crop. Termites attack the planted sugarcane setts, usually from cut ends or eye buds but in severe cases internodes as well. After germination, roots are ...

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Coconut palm thrives in almost all types of well drained soils such as coastal sand, red loam, laterals alluvial and reclaimed soils of marshy low lands.

Coconut palm thrives in almost all types of well drained soils such as coastal sand, red loam, laterals alluvial and reclaimed soils of marshy low lands. Though it is mainly grown in the coastal plains it is possible to grown even at elevation of 600 to 900 m above M.S.L. in areas near the equator where the temperature remains favorable. ...

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Irrigation and fertilizers recommended for Watermelon cultivation: Agriculture Experts

Irrigate the field before dibbling the seeds and thereafter once a week. Irrigation should be given at regular intervals of time.Sow the seeds during November – December. Irrigation after a long dry spell results in cracking of fruits.Apply FYM 20 t/ha, P 55 kg and K 55 kg as basal and N 55 kg/ha 30 days after sowing.Apply Azospirillum and ...

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Manual Cotton Picking in Pakistan

Cotton bolls in the same fields open at different times. There is a gap of at least 2 months before first and last boll opens. Thus picking should also be done in accordance, at least 2-3 pickings are required to completely harvest the crop. Picking of cotton usually start in September and continues till December or even January. Picking can ...

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Protect Rice crop from insect and diseases

Farmers lose an estimated average of 37% of their rice crop to pests and diseases every year. In addition to good crop management, timely and accurate diagnosis can significantly reduce losses. If you are facing a problem in your crop and need help with diagnosis, seek advice from entomologists and Plant pathologists.Cultural practices are integral part of IPM. Summer ploughing, ...

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Irrigation schedule of Jasmine Flower

Although jasmine (Jasminum spp.) makes a fragrant addition to your houseplant collection, it also grows well outdoors .These plants can’t stand soggy soil, so water only when the plant needs it; the timing varies based on the season and temperature.Jasmine tends to be susceptible to root rot fungal infection, which often appears when the roots stay too wet. In general, ...

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Agriculture sector: ‘Fake pesticides crackdown to continue’

The crackdown against fake pesticides and fertilisers will continue through out Punjab. “Agriculture is the backbone of the economy. That is why the Punjab government has approved a Rs100 billion package to ensure the prosperity of farmers,” .The promotion of agriculture and prosperity of farmers is among the top priorities of the government. The Agriculture Department has startrd playing its ...

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