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To stop the attack of fruit fly farmers should spray muskmelon crop immediately

In summer as the temperature increases, the chances of fruit-fly attack also increases on muskmelon crop. So it is important to keep an eye on the crop and as soon as symptoms of insect attack are seen, consult the agriculture experts and spray the recommended chemical. They said that farmers should avoid the poisonous spray without consulting experts or agriculture department, ...

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Crude oil imports were up to 320 million barrels in five years

During the last five years, the imports of crude oil remained 320.1 million barrels. During this period, maximum import of crude oil is in financial year 2015-16 i.e. 66.9 million barrels and 60.4 million barrels were reported during the lowest import financial year 2017-18. According to Economic Review Report, Year 2017-18, during financial year 2013-14 period, Pakistan imported 61.9 million ...

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Pomegranate fungal diseases are a common issue in wet regions

The pomegranate tree originates in the Mediterranean. It prefers tropical to sub-tropical regions but some varieties can tolerate temperate zones. Pomegranate fungal diseases are a common issue in plants grown in wet regions during the spring and early summer. Other diseases in pomegranate are rarer and not permanently damaging to the tree. Pomegranates are fairly vigorous trees or shrubs which ...

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Soil Health Vital To Improve Agriculture Productivity

Imbalance use of fertilizers is damaging fertility of soil and resulting in low productivity, said cotton expert, Dr Sagher Ahmed, a Ph.D scholar and progressive farmer. Soil health was ignored across the country by the farmers due to lack of awareness and information.  The use of nitrogen and phosphorus are still under-dose adding that potassium and some micro nutrient including boron, ...

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Irrigation schedule for Cotton

Fields should be irrigated according to the soil fertility, method of sowing, stage of crop and water requirements of the crop. The signs of water deficiency are first visible on the upper bank of the field, which include bluish appearance of leaves, the internode distance decreases in the upper branches of the main stem, white flowers at the top, reddening ...

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Pakistan has 6 billion tons salt reservoirs and India is largest exporter

India sells Pakistan salt by its own label; have to take measures, experts. There are more than 6 billion tones reservoir of salt in Pakistan, Pakistan is ranked 20th in the international production of salt. Pakistani salt is known as the “Himalayas Salt” worldwide. Salt has been proven as White Gold for Pakistan. Economic experts have said that the billions ...

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Use of bio-fertilizer to increase production of leguminous crops

Experts of agriculture said that importance of bio fertilizers is growing rapidly over time as it has been helpful in preventing the rapid decrease in natural fertility of the earth, while using bio-fertilizer for the leguminous plants their productivity can be increased to 15 -100 percent. He said that bio-fertilizer consists of such bacteria that not only maintain the natural ...

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Sufficient Wheat Stock Available In GB

Deputy Director Civil Supply Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Ikramullah Baig said that the government was taking effective measures to ensure adequate wheat supply and currently there was no wheat shortage in any district of GB. He said, the department had supplied enough wheat to the upper areas of different districts of GB as depots had been established at various main points of ...

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Nursery Transplantation of Rice

In this case sowing is first done in nursery beds.When the plants attain a height of 4 ” to 6 “,they are transplanted into big fields.This method is also called the Japanese method.It is the most scientific and beneficial method.By its practice ,the per acre production increases considerably.Rice is mostly cultivated in rows and the distance from row to row ...

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Well drained Fertile sandy and low fertile soil is suitable for groundnut cultivation

Agriculture experts in the department said that farmers should use good well drained sandy, fertile sandy and low fertile soil for the cultivation of the groundnut. Deep ploughing should be done for better soil preparation and for removal of weeds. In the rainy areas, timely sowing of seeds in watar condition should be done. Sowing of recommended varieties by Bari ...

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