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Agricultural Experts have directed farmers to protect fruit plants and nurseries from frost during winter season.

During winter season it is necessary to offer protection against frost. Agricultural experts have directed growers to protect fruit plants and nurseries from frost damage during winter. They said in plain areas of Punjab from the start of November to almost the end, there is fear of frost occurrence, so proper measures should be taken in order to save the crops from frost damage and to avoid financial losses.

Moreover, they said that frost can cause a lot of damage to fruit plants and different nurseries. Mango, litchi, banana and guava are mostly susceptible to frost damage. In some cases, all the nursery plants are highly damage. In January when cold winds are blown during day time and if temperature at the night becomes clear and no winds blow then there is chance of frost. Due to excessive frost the juice content of fruits dry, bark of the stems crack and the tender parts of plants are highly damaged. Therefore, careful measures should be taken during frost period.

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