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Chinese Scientists Find Key Gene to Save Fertilizer for Crops

Chinese scientists have found a key gene in crops that make them more efficient in utilizing nitrogen fertilizer, which will help reduce the use of fertilizer. The application of nitrogen fertilizer is an important measure to increase the yields of crops such as rice and wheat. However, a large amount of nitrogen fertilizer also brings about ecological problems such as ...

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Instructions to take precautions during harvesting of wheat

The Department of Agriculture said that 10 percent of wheat production is likely to be lost due to inappropriate harvesting methods. The spokesman said to the “APP” that during harvesting of wheat crop special attention must be given to proper harvesting methods. 10% of wheat production after harvesting is lost due to different reasons, therefore it is necessary to sucessfully ...

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Appropriate use of fertilizers is important for the better production of hybrid tomato.

Agricultural Experts said that for obtaining higher production of hybrid tomatoes, proper use of fertilizers is essential. For better yield during the land preparation 2 bag Ammonium Nitrate or 2 bag Ammonium Sulphate or one bag Urea should be applied. In addition to that 3-4 bag SSP or 2 bag DAP or 2 bag SOP application is also recommended. During ...

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Farmers are instructed to take precautions for harvesting of pulses

Agriculture expert has directed farmers to take precautions in the harvesting of pulses. The department spokesman said that the farmers should harvest the pulse at the right time so that the production is not affected. He said that prior to harvesting; remove the infected plants so that they can get healthy seeds from healthy plants. Harvesting should be done when ...

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Hydroponic technique can increase vegetable and fruit production

The country can increase vegetables and fruit production by 20 times by adopting modern agricultural technique ‘hydroponic’.  It had become need of the hour to shun traditional farming and to promote high-efficient irrigation agriculture for a better tomorrow. Hydroponic would help the country increase the vegetable and fruit production manifold with low water usage. In China, every farmer had adopted the hydroponic which is disease ...

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Best Climate for Tomato Cultivation

Tomato is very sensitive to cold. In most cultivars, flowering does not develop normally below 15oC or above 35oC. The optimum range lies between 21oC and 24oC. Seed germination does not occur in soil temperature below 10oC or beyond 35oC. The optimum range for germination occurs between mean soils temperatures of 15.5oC and 29oC. In the plains, most difficult period ...

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20% of water is lost because of traditional methods of irrigation

Experts of water resources said that water is wasted due to its higher rate of usage for agricultural purposes as compared to the other countries. He said, 20 percent of the water is lost due to traditional methods of irrigation, that can be reduced by using modern technologies. He further said that there are issues related to water scarcity in ...

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Prosperous farmers seminar organized by Basmati Heritage Association

The use of new standard and refined seeds can not only increase production Rather, quality of basmati rice can also be improved. Addressing the prosperous farmers seminar organized by the Directorate of Pakistan Basimati Heritage Association, Punjab said that the use of standard and certified seeds should increase double production and foreign exchange. Seminar main aim is to promote basimati ...

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Farmers are instructed to prepare cuttings of grapes

Farmers are instructed to start pruning and for cuttings propagation of varieties such as King’s Ruby, Flame sedless, Thomasan seedless and perlette. To ensure thier proper rooting they may tied in small bundles and healed inverted in earth ith thier bases uplikely cover with soil for a month

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Palm Oil prices fall upto 1.8 percent

The palm oil in the Malaysian market declined 1.8 percent, due to which the cost of alternative edible oils is to be reduced. In Barca Derivatives Exchange price of palm oil in July were reduced by 1.8 percent to 2118 ringgit per tones.

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