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No agri policy without farmers consent,Punjab Minister

Punjab Minister for Law and Social Welfare Basharat Raja has said farmers would be taken into confidence before making important decisions and their recommendations would also be included in Punjab’s agricultural policy. He expressed these views while talking to the representatives of Kisan Board Pakistan at DC Office. Agriculture Secretary Waqas Mahmood Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz were also ...

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Farmers are instructed to start harvesting sesame when leaves turn yellow.

Agriculture experts have instructed to start harvesting of sesame crop.  When 90 to 95% of the leaves fall from sesame plants and the beans turn yellow by 75%. Cut the plants before the opening of the beans and make small bundles, place them on the ground so that light and air can pass through them easily.    

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Instructions to irrigate carrot crop as required۔

Agriculture experts have advised farmers to irrigate the carrot crop as required. The carrot crop initially needs irrigation twice a week, but later the irrigation interval can be extended as required. When the carrot plants have grown, the farmer must do thinning, maintaining a distance of 2-3 cm between the plants. Carrot growers should continue timely weeding to eradicate weeds ...

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Growers advised to protect eggplant seedlings from diseases.

Eggplant seedlings are prone to the attack of various diseases, so growers should ensure immediate remedial action in case of stem rotting. In the early days eggplant seedling can be affected by stem rot, which can cause severe damage to the crop. This disease invades the stem of the eggplant at the base, near to the ground. In this disease, ...

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Important instructions for farmers about the cultivation of peas

Farmers should start the cultivation of peas in the month of October-November to obtain the highest yield. Peas can be grown on various types of soils, but well-drained, fertile loamy soil is very suitable for its cultivation. Use 35-40 kg seed in one acre for better result. Before the cultivation, farmers should treat the seed with fungicides like Tebuconazole for ...

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Punjab Assembly approves a resolution to fix a wheat price at Rs 2,000 per mound.

The Punjab Assembly approves a resolution to fix a wheat price at Rs 2,000 per mound and order to implement within 2 weeks. Wheat seeds cost Rs. 3,600 per mound, DAP fertilizer costs Rs 4,000 and urea fertilizer costs Rs 1,800. While the price of wheat for farmers at Rs. 1600 per mound which was insufficient and below the cost ...

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Instruction to complete the cultivation of gladiolus in the month of December.

Gladiolus is one of the favorite flowers in the garden. It is also called Glade. The flowers of glade are white, red, pink, yellow, and purple. Apply well rotten FYM in fertile and well-drained soil for its cultivation. Glades can be cultivated both by seed and corms. The crop sown by seeds germinates after a long time. Therefore, in order ...

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Ginger cultivation

The ginger plant attains a maximum height of 1-1.5 ft. Its useable portion is the root that grows underground such as potato, ginger, sugar, and turmeric. They grow best in a loamy soil. Ginger can be successfully cultivated in a small guava orchard. Ginger can be grown in the plains areas from February to March and in the hilly areas ...

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Guidelines for harvesting of Rice

Harvesting of rice should be done at an appropriate time, for obtaining maximum yield. It should be started when the moisture content of the grains is 20-22%. If the moisture content exceeds the above-mentioned percentage, the grain of the rice breaks. Besides that during the storage of grains, chances of diseases are increasing, consequently affecting the quality of rice. Before ...

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