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Wheat Harvest Begins In Punjab; Support Price Up To Rs1800 per 40-kilogram.

Wheat harvest has begun in the Punjab province, favorable rates of up to Rs1800 per 40-kilogram. The Punjab government has increased the support price of wheat from Rs1400 to Rs1800. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the price of wheat was increased by Rs400 per 40kg in a year, Wheat harvesting has been launched in Rajanpur and ...

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Agriculture expert instructed farmers to cultivate okra seed, after treating with fungicide.

Summer vegetables grow best at 20 to 35 degrees Celsius, while higher temperatures affect summer vegetables’ growth. Agriculture experts instructed the farmers that there is a serious risk of root rot disease attack on the crop in case of late cultivation of okra. The best time for its cultivation is till the end of March and the first week of ...

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Calf Management after Birth

Calf management after birth is very important because 50% of mortality of newborn calves occurs due to mismanagement. The calf should not be removed immediately from their dams. Calves should be fed with colostrum immediately so that they develop immunity. Cut the navel cord leaving 3-6 inches part from the body and dip it in tincture iodine twice a day ...

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Important instructions for groundnut cultivations

Farmers should select well-drained sandy, sandy loam, and light loam soil for groundnut cultivation. During soil preparation, deep ploughing should be done. To achieve higher yield, cultivate the recommended varieties of groundnut e.g Bari 2011, Pothohar and Bari 2016.

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Precautions to protect tomato crops from insect attacks

Tomato growers are advised to protect the crop from insects in order to obtain a better yield, so they do not face any financial difficulties later. Due to seasonal changes, severe damage to tomato fruits can be observed in different stages, from seeding to harvest, through insect attack. Cutworms cut small seedlings near the base at night and hide in ...

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Farmers are advised to use balance fertilizers to enhance Sugarcane Production

Farmers can increase sugarcane production up to ten percent by using balance fertilizers. Nitrophos fertilizers can be used in place of DAP and ureas, as the prices of these fertilizers are quite high. Another factor responsible for enhancing yield is adoption of modern cultivation methods. Farmers are advised to use Nitrophos and Gwara fertilizers for achieving maximum production at minimum ...

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Fowl Pox disease in Poultry Birds

Fowl pox is an infectious disease that slowly spreads in birds. This virus specifically spreads in birds due to injured skin on the face, comb, and wattle. It has two types, one is dry (Cutaneous) and the other is wet (Diphtheritic). The mortality rate is lower but there is a great loss of egg production in this disease. Dry or ...

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Important Instructions for Cotton growers

Farmers should avoid cultivating okra, eggplant and sorghum near cotton fields. The field must be free of weeds. The white fly is a highly noxious insect of cotton, which remains active throughout the year. If the residues of spring crops and vegetables are destroyed immediately after harvesting, then cotton crop can be protected from the attack of whiteflies. Chemical treatment ...

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Mung Bean must be cultivated till the end of March

Agriculture experts have instructed farmers to cultivate registered varieties of Mung Beans till the end of March. Varieties such as Niab Mong-2006, Niab mong-2011 and Azri mong-2006 are suitable for irrigated areas while Chakwal M-6 is best for rain-fed areas in order to obtain better production.

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Colostrum feeding, An Important step to transfer immunity in calves

It is very important to understand and follow the basic principles of feeding requirements of calves for their growth rate and better health. Colostrum absorption is very necessary for the first 24 hours after the birth of the calf. The absorption rate of colostrum is very fast in the first 6 hours of calving. Colostrum should be given 1/10th of ...

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