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Liquid nano-clay technology

It is the safest, fastest and easiest way to control desserts and produce different crops and vegetables. In this, clay is mixed with water in a special process and no additional chemicals are added. It is applied directly on top of dry sandy land using traditional watering techniques. It reduces water usage by 50-65% compared to current irrigation norms and ...

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Important message for cotton farmers

The following approved varieties should be used for obtaining higher production of cotton. BT varieties should be cultivated timely according to the specific area. varieties such as IR Nayab 824, IUB 13, RH 662, RH 668, IR 3701, MNH 886, FH 142, MNH, 988 AGC 777, EGC 999, EGC 555 , FH 152, SLH 8, FH 114, NS 121, FH ...

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Remove weeds to increase per acre yield of maize

Agriculture department has directed farmers to remove weeds on time for the better production of spring maize because production can be decreased by 20 to 40 percent if these weeds are not removed. Purple nutsedge, Jungle rice grass, Egyptian grass, Creeping panic grass, Fathen, Cholai, Goosefoot, Kulfa, Bermuda grass, Field bindweed and Broadleaf dock are some of the weeds that ...

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Combine Harvester is best for wheat

The spokesman for Agriculture Punjab said that 10% of wheat production after harvesting is lost for a variety of reasons, so it is best to be planned before harvesting; Combine harvester is best for the harvesting of wheat. Combine harvester, or simply combine, is a versatile machine designed to efficiently harvest a variety of grain crops. The name derives from ...

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Whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

Spokeperson of agriculture department said that whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV). So, growers must take immediate steps to eradicate weeds and other host plants from cotton field in time after monsoon to control the attack of whitefly. Important Host plants of Whitefly are okra, tobacco, potato, pumpkin, brinjal, cucumber, bitterguard, tomato, tenda, watermelon, muskmelon, sunflower ...

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Instructions to ensure rainwater removal from wheat fields

Head of agriculture department said that due to rainfall, there are reports of wheat crop affected by rust disease in Punjab. In this regard, the department has issued instructions to quickly remove water from the wheat fields and give farmers useful advice to save the crop from this disease.

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Sales of local tractors decreased by 28 percent

In the first eight months of the current financial year 2018-19, the import of country’s agricultural machinery increased by 4.21 percent. According to figures of statistics, from July to February 2019, Pakistan spent $ 96 lac 90 thousand on import of agricultural machinery, which is 4.21% higher than the same period of last year. In the same period of last ...

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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 here on Wednesday 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. ...

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Fruit fly attack on mango trees

Agriculture department has issued guidelines for the cultivators of mangoes and said that fruit flies attack mango flowers in March and April and affect its fruit. This fly mostly attacks the floral branches of the tree and completely destroys its inflorescence. The most effective and easy way to eliminate these fruit flies is to kill them in the ground. After ...

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New tele-meteorological system will be introduced to reduce water deficiency

The government has decided to reduce wastage of agricultural water and improve the irrigation system by introducing new scheme, which will reduce water wastage upto 20 percent. Due to this, losses will decrease from 60 percent to 40 percent. To make water distribution fair, with the collaboration of world bank, digital monitoring system of water will be installed at 7 ...

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