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Vibriosis, A Cattle’s Reproductive Disease

Vibriosis is a reproductive disease that spreads through mating or artificial insemination. The causative agent of the disease is Vibrio Fetus. The animal becomes temporarily infertile and takes many services to be a pregnant cow. Early pregnancy is not maintained and sometimes abortion takes place in the fourth month or more than 4th month of pregnancy. The uterus of the ...

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How to convert the saline/sodic soil into cultivated land?

Saline soils can be reclaimed by the application of a large amount of good quality water. The soluble salts leach down with percolating water.Sodic soils can be reclaimed by the application of gypsum through broadcasting. Mix gypsum thoroughly in the soil and then flush with water. The calcium in gypsum replaces the sodium ions which leach down through applied water ...

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Livestock farmers should avoid the use of rotted bread and cotton seed cake

The use of rotten bread and cottonseed cake adversely affects the health of live-stocks, and the chemicals released from it are added to animal milk which does not eliminate even when boiled. Livestock experts advised livestock farmers to avoid the use of rotted bread and cottonseed cake; as such milk can lead to liver, stomach, and kidney diseases.

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Strategies should be followed to protect vegetables and orchards from the cold

According to agriculture experts, extreme cold causes water to freeze in the stems, branches and leaf cells of plants in form of crystals. This adversely affects the growth of plants and also causes the death of plants due to severe cold. Therefore, farmers should follow agricultural experts’ recommendations to protect plants from extreme cold. To protect the gardens from severe ...

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Brucellosis, Control and Vaccination

This disease is commonly found in cattle, sheep and goats. The causative agent of the disease is Brucella abortus. This bacterium is mostly found in the secretion of uterus after abortion. When this secretion is mixed with animal feed and water then it enters in human body. The bacterium can also enter in animal body through eyes and infected semen. ...

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Cotton prices remained stable during the last week in the local market

The price of cotton in Sindh province was Rs. 8600 to 9400 per mond while in Punjab it was Rs. 8800 to 9600 per mound. The price of cotton in Balochistan province was Rs. 8400 to 9200 per mond. The textile mills continued to buy good quality cotton in the local market during the last week as the demand for ...

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Farmers should avoid the use of plastic mulches in winter

Mulches are used to protect the vegetables from frost in cold weather. Farmers are using various types of organic and inorganic mulches. Organic mulches include grass and bark clippings, straw, dry leaves, sawdust, and compost. Whereas gravels, pebbles, and plastic are being used as inorganic mulches. Farmers should avoid the use of plastic mulch in winter because water accumulates on ...

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Instruction to farmers to protect the tomato crop from virus

Growers are instructed that if the leaves are twisting on the tomato plants,It could be due to environmental, chemical, or biological stress. Sometimes all the leaves of the plant turn curved and yellow. To protect the plant, don’t over-irrigate the field. Always apply naphthalene acetic acid or neem oil on the plants after chemical spray. Anam Khan Sadozai (Horticulturist)   ...

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Wheat growers should not use DAP and urea fertilizers in saline soils

Saline soils are those soils that have high salt content. Don’t use DAP and urea fertilizers in such soils because it will make the soil more harder. Use gypsum in saline soil, it will make the soil porous. Use SSP or CAN gawara fertilizer instead of DAP and urea. Nighat Shaheen(Agri Expert)

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Timely cultivation should be ensured to get a good fodder crop. livestock experts

Livestock Experts instructed the livestock Farmers to cultivate maize, berseem, sorghum, mott grass according to the winter season. use fertilizers and seeds in the light of agricultural experts advice to increase the fertility of the soil for better yield. Use maize seeds 40kg, berseem seed 15 kg, sorghum seeds 30 kg per acre to achieve for better yield of crop. ...

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