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Remove spring crop and vegetable remnants from field after harvest

Farmers should destroy and remove the remnants of spring crops and vegetables as soon as they are harvested, as the presence of their residues can lead to whiteflies that can cause severe damage to ongoing crops including cotton, so avoid any negligence. Cotton growers should focus on controlling whiteflies from spring crops as whiteflies are a highly harmful pest of ...

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Remove spring crop and vegetable remnants from field after harvest

Farmers should destroy and remove the remnants of spring crops and vegetables as soon as they are harvested, as the presence of their residues can lead to whiteflies that can cause severe damage to ongoing crops including cotton, so avoid any negligence. Cotton growers should focus on controlling whiteflies from spring crops as whiteflies are a highly harmful pest of ...

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Weeds management in guava orchard

Weeds are considered major obstacle in agricultural production systems particularly in fruit crops. Guava orchards suffer more from weeds as its most of the plant’s nutrient-absorbing roots are close to the ground surface and in presence of weeds these roots are unable to absorb proper nutrient as weeds compete for the nutrients. Moreover, weeds also act as a host for ...

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Olive plants should be planted in rows

Olive plants should be planted in rows and the plants should be facing north-south direction. 20 feet distance should be kept between two respective rows and plant to plant distance should be 20 feet. When planting in field, keep in mind that even after at older age of plants, intercultural practices could be easily done between the plants and outer ...

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Weather update of Sindh, South and Central Punjab and South Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the coming week

As per the upcoming weather conditions, all districts of Sindh, South &Central Punjab and South khyber pakhtunkhwa will face moderate heat wave conditions from 27th March till end of this month during which the day time temperatures will remain 3-5 C above normal. The conditions in other parts of khyber pakhtunkhwa, Potohar and Kashmir will remain dry which will beneficial ...

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Outbreak of Lumpy skin disease

There is an outbreak of a disease in livestock called lymph skin and it is called lump disease in the local language. Lumpy skin is a viral disease that causes sores on the animal’s body and can lead to fever, loss of appetite, decreased milk and meat production, and even death in severe cases. The disease is transmitted by flies, ...

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Mango Plants Irrigation Schedule during the Month of March

Take care of irrigation as soon as growth begins. Irrigation must be applied when dry conditions are observed. During flowering and fruiting in the month of March, irrigate at an interval 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather conditions. At the end of March, if the temperature rises above 33 degrees Celsius, irrigation should be applied again. For more ...

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Mango midge attack on mango flowers right after emergence of inflorescence

As soon as the inflorescence emerges in mango trees, the mango midge starts attacking. Due to the infestation of the mango midge, inflorescence is completely damage and on the twigs which it attacks, all the flowers coming out from the respective twig dries up. To examine the presence of mango midge, apply three to four square meter of transparent plastic ...

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Start planting summer vegetables immediately

Farmers should immediately start the cultivation of summer vegetables including bitter gourd, okra, brinjal, tomato, green chili, capsicum, cucumber, etc. Vegetables can be successfully grown from end-February to the end of March. Optimum temperature ranges from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius for the growth of summer vegetables. Soil with good drainage and organic matter is well suited for growing summer ...

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