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The welfare and importance of animals in Islamic terms

A meeting was held under the auspices of Animal Welfare Society of Bahawalpur Islamia University regarding the Islamic welfare and importance of animals. Different aspects of animal welfare were highlighted by different participants in the light of Islamic injunctions. Has laid down rules and regulations to enforce them so as to ensure the welfare of the animals.

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A meeting was held regarding the performance of livestock farms

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary Livestock on the performance of Government Livestock Farms. The meeting reiterated that government livestock farms should be exemplary in terms of production and research. The performance of government farms including Rakh Ghulaman, Patoki, Bahadur Nagar and Qadirabad was reviewed in detail. The heads of all the farms attended the meeting. The ...

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Caterpillar of codling moth is a destructive pest of an apple

Codling moth feeds inside apples, which makes the fruit unsuitable for eating. The larvae are white to light pink “worms” with a dark brown head. Adult moths are light grayish brown and have dark, coppery brown band at the tip of their wings. According to an estimate this pest causes 20 to 30 percent damage to the apple crop. Attacked ...

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Harvesting of okra and precautionary measures for picking

When the fruit of the okra crop reaches three inches, harvest it and continue to picking according to the size of the fruit as large and hard fruits do not have a good price in the market. During picking it is more likely that hands will get injured in terms of cuts and wounds, hardness of skin, itching, blisters and ...

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Lumpy Skin Disease: Saudi Arabia bans beef import from Pakistan

Saudi Arabia imposed a ban on the import of beef from Pakistan amid the outbreak of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in the country that has affected livestock. According to the officials of Ministry of Food Security, the Kingdom has imposed the ban on beef due to the LSD. The officials further said that the Saudi authorities took the decision in ...

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Pomegranate butterfly is destructive pest of its fruits

The brown butterfly is a worst enemy of pomegranate fruits. The female lays her eggs on the flowers and small fruits, from which dark brown larvae emerges, which bore into developing fruits and feed upon the pulp and seeds resulting into rotting of fruits and causing fruit drop. The damage caused by infestation affects the quality of fruits which renders ...

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Warm humid climate has excellent effects on successful cultivation of litchi

Hot and humid climate has excellent effects on successful cultivation of litchi, but at the same time, humidity in the air is also essential for proper growth and development of the plant during summer. Temperatures below zero and above 45 degrees is lethal for litchi. New litchi plants can also be planted during this month. In order to plant new ...

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Distribution of poultry units

As per the directive of the Prime Minister, 400 poultry units were distributed by the Livestock Department in Islamabad. In this regard, a function was held at Livestock Station, Tarlai in which arrangements were made to distribute chickens under the domestic poultry scheme. Under this scheme, 2,000 units will be distributed among the deserving people of Islamabad this year. Keeping ...

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Guava summer crop should be protected from fruit fly

Fruit flies severely damage the summer crop of guava fruit. The number of fruit flies is higher during March till October, so per acre 4 to 6 pheromone traps (methyl eugenol) should be used in order to monitor and kill adults of fruit flies. After every 10 days the chemical used for the traps should be changed. To control male ...

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Benefits of pruning in mango plants

Mango pruning is very important for increasing the health and productivity of plants which should be done after picking fruits every year. Cut off diseased, insect-infested, dry and weak branches. Cut off the branches infected with malformation and bury them in the soil. Be sure to remove the branches near to the ground as this helps the insects to climb ...

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