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Agriculture experts advise wheat farmers not to use the wet crop for threshing

Agriculture experts have instructed the farmers not to use wet crop at the time of threshing of wheat and keep the thresher leveled. Farmers should determine the number of wheat bales and threshing time depending on the moisture content of the crop. Also instructed to keep the rotation of the drum at around seven hundred per minute, in case of ...

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56,000 Plus Farmers Across Punjab Registered Through Bardana App

PITB has developed Bardana app for acquiring Bardana in a transparent and efficient manner. The digitization of farmers’ data and wheat stock will help to ensure a smooth transaction between farmers and the government. The wheat procured by farmers is recorded through PITB’s wheat procurement mobile app and web portal. A Payment Scroll has also been introduced that calculates payments ...

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Over 75,000 Bio-agent Control Cards were provided to Sugarcane growers under NAEP

The government had provided over 75,000 bio-agent cards to reduce the use of chemical spray and pesticides on different crops, especially on sugarcane for promoting echo-friendly agriculture in the country. A bio-control agent is one of the safest ways to manage insect pests. These bio-agent control card were distributed among the sugarcane farmers for biological control of insects and for ...

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Weeds can reduce the yield of sunflower crop

Weeds can reduce the production of sunflower up to 20 – 45%. If the weeds are not removed on time they compete for the crop for light, food and water. The sunflower crop field should be kept clean from weeds for the first 40 to 45 days to achieve better production. Hoeing is the best way to remove weeds because ...

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Development of Comprehensive plan for FMD prevention

Additional Secretary Livestock Dr. Iqbal Shahid said that field monitoring is very important for the best delivery of services to cattle breeders. The Additional Secretary reviewed the ongoing departmental strategy against foot and mouth disease and gave necessary instructions to the concerned officers. He said that comprehensive plan has been formulated for the prevention and treatment of foot and mouth ...

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Instructions were issued by agriculture experts for intercropping of sunflower

Pakistan is currently facing a severe shortage of edible oil while billions of rupees are being spent annually on its import, because of which the cultivation of sunflower is being promoted in the plains of the country in general and in the districts of South Punjab in particular. Encouraging results of intercropping of sunflower with BT cotton or sugarcane are ...

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Farmers should not cultivate rice seedlings before May 20 in Punjab

Farmers should not cultivate rice seedlings before May 20. According to the Punjab Agricultural Pest Ordinance, 1959, cultivation of rice seedlings is prohibited before May 20, because the stem borers of rice crop hibernate during the winter season and their moths emerge in late March and early April. If seedlings are cultivated at this time, the moths start their breeding ...

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Meeting on development of dairy sector

President of the Cattle Farmers Association, Shakir Umar Gujar led a zoom meeting for the growth of the dairy sector. Mr. Umar demanded from the government that the FMD vaccination plant should be set up to combat the disease. He further said that government should ban fodder export and duty tax should not be implemented as this would result in ...

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Orchard project inauguration at Suleman Mountain Range for poor tribal people

Secretary agriculture south Punjab Saqib Ali Ateel inaugurated a project to develop orchards at Suleman Mountain Range under which poor tribesmen would be provided fruit saplings(Olive, citrus, and dates) at a subsidized price to improve their financial standing. Under this project, a 235-acre areas would be covered by orchards on the Suleman Mountains including 150 acres of olive orchards, 75 ...

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Farmers Should Prefer BT Cotton For Cultivation: Experts

Agriculture experts advised the growers to prefer cultivation of BT Cotton varieties along with 10 percent area of non-BT cotton crops to save it from pest attacks. The government had set a target of cultivating 200,000 acres with cotton this year. Farmers should cultivate approved BT Cotton varieties including IUB-13, MNH-886, BS-15, NIAB-878 and FH-142 along with non-BT varieties.

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