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Livestock keepers (Pastoralist) are instructed to do vaccination.

Livestock department instructed livestock keepers to do vaccination in order to prevent diseases in goat, sheep and poultry. They said farmers should not forget to do vaccination in the month of October, as it is the best season for doing it. Director of Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Faisalabad, Dr. Saliha Gul, said that to protect animals from infectious diseases ...

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Promotion of kitchen gardening is essential for healthy life, Deputy Director Agriculture Extension Okara

Deputy Director Agriculture Extension, Choudhry Shahbaz Akhtar said that raising vegetables at home is not only a healthy exercise, but it also meet daily requirement of the vegetables. Due to kitchen gardening healthy vegetables can be available to the whole family at low cost. He expressed his views while addressing the seminar organized for promotion of Kitchen gardening. Choudhry Shahbaz ...

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Linseed is a cool season crop and requires moderate to cool temperature.

Basically, linseed is a cool season or winter crop. This crop is sensitive to frost conditions. However, it does adapt itself to different climatic conditions. The temperature required during the vegetative growth period should be moderate or cool. High temperatures above 33°C during the flowering stage reduces the seed yield, oil content and also the quality of the oil. An ...

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The rights of sugarcane growers will be fully protected, Deputy Commissioner Bahawalnagar

Deputy Commissioner Bahawalnagar, SD Khalid said that the rights of sugarcane farmers will be fully protected. There will be ban on illegal canals across the district and middle man will not be allowed to take benefit at any cost. The sugar mills management will not buy sugarcane from the middle. Only the people approved by the Punjab Commissioner will be ...

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Honeybee Farming

 Beekeeping or apiculture is one of the oldest tradition. It is basically rearing of honey bees for the production of honey and other beneficial products while utilizing commercial methods. The name apiculture is given due to the scientific name of the honeybees which is ‘Apis’. It is the art and science of rearing honeybee colonies of desired species at ...

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In rain fed areas Lentil can be cultivated till the end of October.

Agriculture Department Experts, said that Masoor in the rain fed areas can be cultivated till the end of October. High yielding varieties such as Masoor 93, Nab Masoor 2002, Nab Masoor 2006, Punjab Masoor 2009, Masoor 93, Markaz 2009 and Chakwal Masoor should be cultivated. 10 to 12 kg seed per acre must be used. Heavy to light loamy soil ...

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Growers are instructed to complete sowing of Gladiolus in November

Agriculture Experts have instructed farmers to complete sowing of gladiolus in the month of December. Gladiolus is one of the most beautiful flowers grown worldwide. It is a perennial and best known for its tall flower spikes. They are available in a wide range of colors such as white, reddish pink, orange and yellow. For its cultivation fertile loamy soil ...

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Farmers must complete cultivation of potato till 25th October, Agricultural Experts

Agriculture Experts have instructed farmers to complete sowing of potatoes as soon as possible. Fresh potato seeds should be avoided for cultivation, as growing potato tubers or freshly harvested mature tubers have a dormant apical bud. Before cultivation dormancy should be broken. Normally, the dormancy is spontaneously broken after a period of maturation of the tuber, resulting in the growth ...

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Farmers are instructed to complete sowing of canola till 31st October

The spokesman of Agriculture Department, Punjab said that the farmers should complete cultivation of canola till 31st October. Farmers should cultivate varieties like Khanpur Raya, Chakwal Raya and Chakwal Sarsoo. Moreover, they said loamy fertile soil with good drainage is most suitable for obtaining high yield. Farmers should cultivate oil seed crops in rows at a distance of 30-45cm. 2 ...

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The Sindh Government asked suggestions from farmers and mill owners on setting price for sugarcane.

Provisional Minister Agriculture, Muhammad Ismail Rahu said that the farmers and mills owners should give suggestions to fix the price of sugarcane. So that, after the approval of the next meeting, board will fix the prices. According to the statement issued on Wednesday, they expressed their views while presiding over the consultation meeting called. Muhammad Ismail Rahu said that the ...

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