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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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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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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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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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Inter cropping of mung bean and spring crop of sugarcane

Mung bean crop matures within just 75 to 80 days, while sugarcane is a whole-year crop. During the initial 60 days of spring cultivated sugarcane crop, the growth is minimum, so mung bean can be cultivated along with it. Inter-cropping would not only help improve the mung-bean production, but it would also rehabilitate the soil as it is capable of ...

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Tree Plantation Campaign

In order to minimize environmental pollution, the Punjab Forest Department has set a target of planting more than 40 million new plants in 280 nurseries for launching a comprehensive tree planting campaign in different districts of the province including Faisalabad division. Steps have also been taken to accomplish the mission. During this year’s tree planting campaign, plants will be planted ...

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Precaution for Using Weedicides

The humidity level in the field should be take into account while applying weedicide for weeds control. When spraying weedicides, make sure there is enough moisture in the soil and the field is in water condition, so that there is no pressure on the main crop. If proper measures are not taken for weed management then weeds can reduce crop ...

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Mango Orchard Management

Where there is no rain and the soil is dry, lightly irrigate so that the plants are protected from cold. Continue required pruning for better light penetration and air circulation inside the orchard. Make appropriate arrangements to protect young plants from the frost damage, as they are very sensitive to frost and get damaged if not properly protected. To restore ...

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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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