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Weeds decrease 45 percent crop production.

Weeds are one of the major threats to the production of crops. They grow faster than the crops and successfully compete for available nutrients, sunlight, resulting in reduced crop yield and poor crop quality. According to an estimation, mostly 20 % reduction in production is caused by insect, 30% by diseases while 45 percent reduction per acre is caused by ...

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Rain water grows better then well or river Irrigation.

Rain water grows better and more abundant crops compared to bore hole or river irrigation. This can be explain scientifically. As Magnetic field breaks down minerals into smaller particles making them more bio-available to the plant cells. The bottom line results are dramatic: maximum hydration of healthy water with greater uptake of minerals results in greater yields, larger and better ...

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New Guar gum-based hydrogel can help save drought-hit crops.

Scientists have developed a hydrogel from gum of guar (cluster bean) that can increase soil moisture and help farmers save their crops in case of water scarcity. The Guar gum-based hydrogel is biodegradable. Besides increasing moisture content, it also adds organic content to the soil upon degradation.   Higher porosity improves soil aeration, direct penetration of the water and microbial count thus ...

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First irrigation for gram crop should be given 45 days after sowing.

Farmers have been instructed to irrigate gram crop after 45 days of sowing and the second irrigation should be applied during flowering stage. In order to protect the crop from disease such as wilting and blight, it is advised to remove the remnants of crop. Farmer should continue to remove weeds from gram crop. Gram crop requires less water and ...

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Management of fruit flies in guava.

Guava trees produce 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 ...

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Protection of Brinjal Plants from Insects.

Farmers should take care of their brinjal plants and should take precautionary measures to prevent them from harmful insects to decrease the agriculture losses.The head of department said that in case of stem and fruit larvae attack Lorsban and Tal star (4-5cc/ltr) should be sprayed. In the same way for jassid attack tamaron, for aphids attack Advantage or Deltaphous, for ...

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Swath Control System

Swath control is a GPS-based control system for application machines or planters or even combinations of both that reduces the effects of overlapping as operations occur in a field. With GPS guided and controlled planting machines there is a mechanism that allows each planting unit to shut off when it encounters an area already planted. Swath control could save on ...

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Tomato crop must be protected from Insects, Agriculture Experts

Insects, such as white fly and aphids cause physical damage only when they occur in large numbers. However, they may transmit viruses, which can cause much greater damage. These insects can come from outside your field, and may cause entire crop to become infected. Also, leaves damaged by insects become more susceptible to fungal and bacterial diseases. Crop must be ...

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Gardeners are directed to grade citrus fruit before sending to market.

Fruits are damaged due to the lack of awareness of the gardener. Citrus should be transported to markets after its grading. To get more money, farmers harvest the fruits in the start of the season when the fruit is not fully matured that not only effects its functional but also its commercial maturity. Therefore the fruit is not developed completely ...

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Bio-slurry will increase vegetable production upto 30%.

Cost on Chemical Fertilizers will reduce to 50%, Agriculture Department. The use of high quality organic fertilizer bio-slurry will increase by 30 percent in the production of crops and vegetables and decrease cost on chemical fertilizer up to 50 percent, Bio-Slurry is the controlled treatment of excavated soil in an enclosed vessel. Experiments have shown that 25 cubic meters of ...

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