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Farmers must apply phosphorous fertilizers for healthier crop.

Phosphorous is considered one of the key nutrients desired for the healthier crop. It is essential for early root development, tiller formation, grain filling, and also confirms the transfer of energy (ATP) in plants. Also playing a role in the quality and development of seeds, this nutrient ensures uniform heading and faster maturity. Growers must add phosphorous fertilizers to strengthen ...

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Fertilizers application for wheat crop in rainfed area.

In rainfed areas, farmers should apply the fertilizers according to the soil texture of their land. For clay loamy soil, (CAN) calcium ammonium nitrate is more suitable than DAP/Urea because it is not only providing nutrient to the plant but also play an important role for the betterment of soil. In the case of sandy loamy soil, there is no ...

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Selecting the right time for the picking of groundnut is very important

Selecting the right time for the picking of the groundnut is very important. Early picking of groundnut causes a decrease in production due to unripened beans. Picking is a process that affects the quality of a groundnut crop. If groundnuts are picked too late, then beans will turn black and leading to loss of yield. Modern varieties of groundnut ripen ...

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Farmers should adopt appropriate strategies for immediate control of Mung diseases and pests.

Farmers should adopt appropriate strategies for prompt control of mung bean diseases and pests to save the crop from reaching the economic thresh hold level. Timely eradication of weeds is also essential for good mung bean production. The mung crop needs three irrigations, so the first irrigation should be given after 3 to 4 weeks of germination, the second irrigation ...

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Early blight of potato

Early blight of potato is a fungal disease that occurs at the vegetative stage of potato. It affects the leaves, stems, and tubers of potato. The symptoms of this disease are small, circular, or irregular, dark brown to black spots on the leaves. It is favored by high humidity and low temperature. The management practices of this disease are timely ...

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Role of moisture in seed germination

Moisture plays a vital role in the process of seed germination. It softens the seed coat and helps the embryo to grow. As the embryo becomes too large, the seed coat ruptures and the root tip of the embryo emerges out. Now embryo absorbs nutrients and water from the soil through this root tip. So, appropriate moisture in the soil ...

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Suitable time for Peas cultivation.

Pea crops belong to the leguminous family, are rich in protein. 20 September to 15 October is the best time for early cultivation and late cultivated types are cultivated in the last week of October to mid of November. For early cultivation, use 20-25 kg seed per acre, while for late cultivation, use 12-15 kg seed/acre. Uzma Niazi (Agronomist)   ...

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Farmers are instructed to use fertilizers in a timely and proper manner for better maize production.

Timely and proper application of fertilizers is indispensable for better production of maize. Farmers should use fertilizers in a timely and actual manner. And when the height of the crop is 1 to 1.5 ft one bag of nitrogen fertilizer (urea) per acre should be used and then before flowering, apply 1.5 bags of urea per acre (nitrogen fertilizer). Timely ...

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Cultivation of wheat crop

Farmers are instructed to start the cultivation of wheat from 15-October to 15-November because this is the most suitable time for its cultivation. Farmers should have to cultivate hybrid varieties of wheat that are free from any disease. Before its cultivation, seeds must be treated with a fungicide like Topsin- M to save the crop from a fungal disease like ...

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Mealybug

These plant-sucking pests are a familiar problem in greenhouses, in gardens, and on indoor plants. Found in warmer growing climates, mealybugs are soft-bodied, wingless insects that often appear as white cottony masses on the leaves, stems, and fruit of plants. They feed by inserting long sucking mouthparts, called stylets, into plants and drawing sap out of the tissue. Damage is ...

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