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Farmers have been advised to water their wheat crops timely to get healthy bumper yield

Agriculture experts said that most of the wheat growing areas, farmers do not care for timely watering the crops, which affects the quality as well as quantity of the produce. The growers to water their wheat crops after 20-25 days of its cultivation, whereas second watering should be ensured after 70-80 days. The third watering should be made after 110-115 ...

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Steps should be taken to eradicate weeds through weeding to achieve better winter vegetable production.

The Agriculture experts have instructed the vegetable growers to immediately eradicate the weeds from potatoes and other winter vegetables like tomatoes, chilies, and spinach. At the time of the last weeding, the plant’s stem base should be covered with soil and irrigation should be ensured at intervals of 8 to 10 days to get a healthy crop.

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Cultivation of pulses plays an important role in increasing soil fertility

Nitrogen fixing bacteria in the roots of pulses like mung and mash plays an important role in enhancing soil fertility. So farmers should ensure maximum cultivation of pulses that will not only meet food requirement, increases soil fertility but will also help in enhancing foreign exchange.

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Instructions to irrigate the tunnel vegetables through the drip irrigation system

Agriculture experts instructed farmers to pollinate the flowers by hand because those vegetables which have vines having male and female flowers are in different plants. In tunnel farming, this process should continue until the plastic is removed from the tunnel because after removing the plastic, the bees can do the pollination. While using tunnel technology, it is important to take ...

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Yellowing of wheat crop

Many farmers in Pakistan are currently facing the yellowing of wheat. At first, the corner of the leaves turn yellow and gradually the whole plant becomes infected. These symptoms appear when the plants are under stress. The causes include lower temperature, frost, weedicide burns, and malnutrition. Farmers are advised not to use any chemical spray in the wheat crop until ...

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For better coriander production, farmers are advised to take special care in irrigation

Agriculture experts advise farmers to take special care in irrigating for better coriander production. Further said, farmers should pay extra attention to irrigation so ridges should not be submerged in water because of this coriander production can be severely affected. Do not irrigate crop for 15-20 days after germination. And when the plants get height of 4 to 5 inches, ...

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Seed treatment of sunflower

Farmers must apply fungicide to the seed to get good yield of sunflower crop. Various diseases of sunflower cause losses in yield. Therefore, farmers should apply thiophenate methyl at the rate of 2 gram per kg of seed to control the diseases before sowing. Use a rotating drum to poison the seeds. If drum is not available, put the weighted ...

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Advice to start Ginger harvesting

The best time to harvest the ginger crop is at the end of December when the ginger leaves dry and the shoots fall down. If seeds are to be prepared for the next planting, then the crop can also be harvested in February. During this time, it is important to be careful that the rainwater does not stand in the ...

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Instructions for planting sunflower crop in rows for better yield

Agricultural experts instructed the farmers to plant the sunflower crop in rows for better yield and said that the distance between the rows should be two- two & half feet. The distance between the plants should be 9 inches in irrigated areas while 12 inches in rain-fed areas. Farmers should make sure that the seed depth is not more than ...

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Urea-molasses multi-nutrient block (UMMB), A good source of Nitrogen in animal feed

Animal feeds are mostly deficient in nitrogen, so Urea-molasses multi-nutrient blocks (UMMB) are good source to meet with nitrogen deficiency. It majorly contains urea, molasses, mineral mixture, and other ingredients. It helps to increase digestion and consumption of fibrous feed resulting in higher milk and meat production. It should be given to post-weaning, growing or adult ruminants and never to ...

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