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Sindh and Baluchistan are set to reap a bumper onion crop

In Sindh and Baluchistan 8 lakh tonnes onion production is expected. The Sindh Resident Association says that the government should take immediate measures for the onion export, which will benefit only not only farmers but it will also help the country to get a valuable exchange. According to the Sindh Resident Association, a bumper crop of onion is expected in ...

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Livestock sector development for poverty reduction in rural areas

Livestock production is one of the important enterprise in which small scale rural producers can successfully engage to improve their livelihood and obtain a relatively constant stream of income. The majority of poor households, especially landless or small landowners, depend on livestock for income. In low-income agrarian economies, livestock form an integral part of predominantly smallholder diversified crop-livestock farming systems. ...

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Crude oil, coal and cotton prices increased, World Market

During a week, an increase in the price of crude oil, coal and cotton has been recorded in the global market. Crude oil price has reached the highest level during last 4 years in the global market. Last week the price of crude oil in the global market increased by 1.77 percent, due to which price of crude oil increased ...

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Agriculture Department Punjab, issued a strategy for better maintenance of cotton

Agriculture Department, Punjab has instructed farmers to properly manage cotton crop during first 15 days of October. Cotton crop is entering the stage of developing cotton bolls. Therefore during this phase, farmers should not let water shortage and irrigation should be done after observing field condition. Last irrigation should be done till 15th October and it should be applied during ...

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Farmers should take care of Pomegranate plants, Agricultural Experts

Agricultural experts have said that since the current season is favorable for different insect pests of pomegranate, so farmers should take care of pomegranate plants. They should significantly check out all plants and safety measures should be done as soon as the symptoms appear. Insects that infest pomegranate trees include mealybugs, scale insects, whiteflies, thrips, leaf roller, beetles and the ...

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Growers should start cultivation of potato, Agriculture Experts

Farmers should begin potato cultivation from October. For obtaining better production varieties such as Desiree, Cardinal, Diamant, Faisalabad white, Faisalabad red and SH-5 should be cultivated. Agriculture Department Spokesperson said that the best time for potato cultivation is from 1st to 20th October. Potato being a tuber crop, requires a soft, friable and deep seed bed for the development of ...

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Gram cultivation should be started on good soil moisture.

Sowing is usually done on conserved soil moisture. A pre-sowing irrigation may be needed, if the available soil moisture is not adequate for germination. Drilling is best sowing method of chick peas. Depth of seed should not be more than 6 inches, otherwise germination will not occur. In rainfed areas if proper moisture is not available then seed should not ...

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Line sowing is considered best for Lucerne cultivation, Agriculture Experts

Lucerne is a multi-cut, perennial, legume forage crop. It is known as Alfalfa. Lucerne is well adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions, but it does best under conditions of low rainfall and high sunshine. It grows well in a dry climate on deep, well drained, loamy soil with a PH of 6.5-7. It can tolerate extreme ...

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Resistant varieties should be selected for obtaining better production of wheat crop.

Healthy and clean seed of recommended varieties should be used. For one acre land 50-60kg seed should be used. Before sowing seed should be treated with appropriate fungicide such as Topsin M, or Derosal 60 WP at the rate of 2g or 2ml per 50-60kg seed. The germination of seeds is affected by temperature, water availability, oxygen, light, and substrate, ...

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Fertile loamy soil is best for Turnip cultivation.

Although turnip can be grown on a wide range of soils, but deep, friable, highly fertile loamy soil is best for its cultivation. Turnips thrive well on moderate to slightly acidic sandy loam soil. Sandy loams are preferred for early-market roots and greens. Thorough preparation of soil is important for the development of roots. As the seed of turnip is ...

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