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Proper use of fertilizers can encourage better mango production.

The yield of mango is low in Pakistan primarily because of inadequate and unbalanced fertilization, high water table and salinity, and lack of adequate plant protection measures. Mango growers should not be negligent in providing timely nutrients to the plants so that good quality fruits can be obtained. Lack of macro and micro nutrients affects the growth cycle of plant ...

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Spring maize cultivation from 15th January

The cultivation of spring maize should be stared from 15th January and special attention should be given to the land selection and land preparation. In order to obtain a bumper crop, it is important to choose fertile loamy soil which is capable of absorbing water well. Moreover, maize crop grow well on a land where previously alfalfa or potato was ...

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From December till February, protect fruit plants from frost damage

When trying to protect orchards from frost damage, gardeners should think in terms of frost management. From December till February, fruit trees are exposed to severe cold and frost, so gardeners should take immediate measures to protect plants from frost damage. Evergreen plants such as lychee, papaya, banana and lime are highly susceptible to cold and frost and can lead ...

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Export of Kinnow will boost Economy

Pakistan is one of the leading producers of Kinnow in the world. This country has one of the most favorable weather conditions to produce the best quality Kinnow. Export of Kinnow will boost Economy of the Country. Kinnow of Sargodha has its own distinct identity in the world in terms of its quality and sweetness. Now the production is spreading ...

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To protect mango orchards from mealybugs, bands should be placed around the stem

Mealy bug is among  the most abundant and destructive pest of mango that play a major role in bringing down the fruit quality and yield. To protect mango orchards from the expected loss of mealybugs, during last week of November and first week of December, place bands around plant stem at a height of two to three feet so that ...

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When to harvest groundnut crop immediately?

Determining when to dig groundnut crop is highly important because maturity determines yield and quality. If harvesting is done early, large number of late formed pods will be immature and if it’s done late, either the early formed pods would get separated from the plant and remain in the soil, and moreover, over-mature peanuts can quickly lose peg strength, resulting ...

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Burning crop residues should be avoided.

Instead of burning, adding crop residues to the soil increases soil fertility and reduces reliance on chemical fertilizers. Burning of crop residue causes damage to the beneficial micro-organisms present in the upper layer of the soil as well as its organic matter. Smog is caused by burning rice stubbles and other crops residues and it is likely to adversely affect ...

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Weeds can reduce crop yield by 15 to 45 percent.

If proper measures are not taken for weed management then weeds can reduce crop yield by 15 to 45 percent. It can reach up to 50%, if completely ignored. Thus, it will lead to economic loss not only in the farming community but also at country level. Weeds increase production cost as these compete for nutrients and water. I f ...

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