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Whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

Spokeperson of agriculture department said that whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV). So, growers must take immediate steps to eradicate weeds and other host plants from cotton field in time after monsoon to control the attack of whitefly. Important Host plants of Whitefly are okra, tobacco, potato, pumpkin, brinjal, cucumber, bitterguard, tomato, tenda, watermelon, muskmelon, sunflower ...

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Instructions to ensure rainwater removal from wheat fields

Head of agriculture department said that due to rainfall, there are reports of wheat crop affected by rust disease in Punjab. In this regard, the department has issued instructions to quickly remove water from the wheat fields and give farmers useful advice to save the crop from this disease.

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Sales of local tractors decreased by 28 percent

In the first eight months of the current financial year 2018-19, the import of country’s agricultural machinery increased by 4.21 percent. According to figures of statistics, from July to February 2019, Pakistan spent $ 96 lac 90 thousand on import of agricultural machinery, which is 4.21% higher than the same period of last year. In the same period of last ...

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Cotton growers asked to ensure weeds eradication

The Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the cotton growers to ensure eradication of weeds from their fields to increase per acre yield. A spokesman of the department said here on Wednesday that weeds caused wastage of different agricultural resources, water, nutritional ingredients as well as light. The weeds also capture space which leads to decline in per acre yield. ...

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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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New tele-meteorological system will be introduced to reduce water deficiency

The government has decided to reduce wastage of agricultural water and improve the irrigation system by introducing new scheme, which will reduce water wastage upto 20 percent. Due to this, losses will decrease from 60 percent to 40 percent. To make water distribution fair, with the collaboration of world bank, digital monitoring system of water will be installed at 7 ...

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Increase in export of wheat and spices but decrease in export of rice

In the first eight months of the current financial year, wheat exports recorded a significant increase in the country. According to data from Bureau of Bureau of Statistics, from July to Lakharori, Pakistan earned more than $ 11 million from the exports of 5 lakh 13 thousand 124 metric tonnes of wheat, which is 777.44% higher than the same period ...

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The possibility of increase in sugar price in Ramadan

Ramadan begins to threaten consumers to increase in sugar prices, while looking at increasing inflation, the stockers speed up their actions. Sugar retail traders face difficulties in sugar acquisition, Sugar distributors in the market will stop booking new order, which has lost sugar deficit in the market, due to increased demand of sugar from 58 rupees to Rs 68 per ...

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Wheat will be purchased from farmers at Rs 1300 per mound: Chaudhry Adnan

Parliamentary Secretary Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Adnan said that during the wheat procurement campaign, the small farmers will be protected. Wheat will be purchased from farmers for 1300 rupees per mound. Through the good governance, easy access to public life will be created. We have to serve the people of the province together. He said that there will be no obstacle ...

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Sorghum Cultivation must be done during March-July

Punjab and Sindh are the major sorghum producing Provinces of Pakistan contributing respectively 47% and 26% of the total acreage. About 60% of the total area under this crop is irrigated, while the rest is rain-feed. It can be grown in a variety of soils heavy and light alluviums, red, gray, yellow loams and also sandy soils.March to July is ...

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