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Agriculture Department started preparing fodder crops to increase milk production, Dr. Abid Mahmood

Director General Agriculture (Research) Dr. Abid Mahmood has said that the agriculture department has started work on the supply of fodder to increase the  milk production of animals and to make it full of nourishment. Barseem, Lucerne and Charri seeds are provided by seed cooperation. This project is of three years, and they said that fodder crops are very important ...

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Two day ‘Mango Festival’ to begin from June 29

The 2-day Mango Festival in Hyderabad would start from June 29 at the Expo Center. The Additional Commissioner Hyderabad Syed Sajjad Haider in this regard chaired a meeting to review arrangements at his office on Wednesday. Haider noted that the festival was only organized in Mirpurkhas every year even though Hyderabad was also a big market for mangoes as mangoes ...

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Rs. 3.5 billion budget approved by Punjab Seed Corporation

Increase target sales of wheat, cotton, rice, maize, vegetables and pulses seeds This directive was given by the Minister for Agriculture Malik Numan Langalal, presiding over the 115th budget meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation. The budget of 3.5 billion rupees was approved in the meeting of Punjab Seed Corporation. In meeting farmers are directed to prepare seeds of approved types ...

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Director Cotton Research Station Dr. Sagheer has advised farmers to drain out rainwater from their cotton fields within 24 hours after rain to avoid damage to the crop.

Cotton is a sensitive crop and its roots would be unable to breathe and absorb food in case of presence of rainwater in the field for nearly 72 hours and it may cause plants’ death, he said in a statement issued here. Farmers should also pay attention to removing weeds and must perform hoeing after rain. The weeds that are ...

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Larkana: A seminar on rice production

Private company in Larkana organized seminar on rice about production in city’s local hotel. Regional Manager Abdul Waheed Talpur, Abdul Samad Abro, Gulshan Lal Oud, Farooq Ahmad Ansari, Arshadullah Abro and others arranged seminar for the farmers and villagers belonging to Larkana city and surrounding areas through the project to increase production of rice. Asadullah Jatoi, Gul Brohi, Rahim Dad ...

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Farmers advised to beware of Post-rain pest attack on cotton

Director, Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) Multan, Dr Zahid Mahmood asked farmers to beware of pest attack in post-rain scenario pleading that survey report showed increase in infestation of different pests after recent rains. In case of observing 4-5 white flies or attack of Jassids, farmers should apply spray of suitable pesticide after consulting experts. Pheromone traps should be installed to tackle boll worm and apply spray in ...

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Decline in Palm Oil Prices

Malaysian Palm Oil prices recorded a decline of more than one percent Due to the impact of other edible oil prices and decrease in demand in the global market, Deal of Palm Oil in the declined to 1997 ranget per tons by 1.2 percent in the Burma Malaysia Derivatives Exchange.

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Fruit fly attack on mango trees

Agriculture department has issued guidelines for the cultivators of mangoes and said that fruit flies attack mango flowers in March and April and affect its fruit. This fly mostly attacks the floral branches of the tree and completely destroys its inflorescence. The most effective and easy way to eliminate these fruit flies is to kill them in the ground. After ...

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Good soil preparation is essential for growing vegetable crops.

All vegetables need soil that is rich in nutrients. It is very important to properly prepare soil for obtaining higher productivity of vegetable. Because at cultivation at higher and low places adversely affect seed growth and production due to lack of moisture available there. Therefore, the field should be properly prepared and made completely smooth after deep ploughing. If simple ...

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Recommendations to cotton growers by agriculture experts

To save cotton crop from the attack of white flies one should spray insecticide with the consultation of agriculture experts. Whereas to protect the crop from diseases the crop should be sprayed in the morning or evening with the help of hollow cone nozel sprayer to get positive results. The spokesperson said that the thinning of the plants should be ...

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