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Lumpy Skin Disease: Saudi Arabia bans beef import from Pakistan

Saudi Arabia imposed a ban on the import of beef from Pakistan amid the outbreak of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in the country that has affected livestock. According to the officials of Ministry of Food Security, the Kingdom has imposed the ban on beef due to the LSD. The officials further said that the Saudi authorities took the decision in ...

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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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Warm humid climate has excellent effects on successful cultivation of litchi

Hot and humid climate has excellent effects on successful cultivation of litchi, but at the same time, humidity in the air is also essential for proper growth and development of the plant during summer. Temperatures below zero and above 45 degrees is lethal for litchi. New litchi plants can also be planted during this month. In order to plant new ...

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Distribution of poultry units

As per the directive of the Prime Minister, 400 poultry units were distributed by the Livestock Department in Islamabad. In this regard, a function was held at Livestock Station, Tarlai in which arrangements were made to distribute chickens under the domestic poultry scheme. Under this scheme, 2,000 units will be distributed among the deserving people of Islamabad this year. Keeping ...

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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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Benefits of pruning in mango plants

Mango pruning is very important for increasing the health and productivity of plants which should be done after picking fruits every year. Cut off diseased, insect-infested, dry and weak branches. Cut off the branches infected with malformation and bury them in the soil. Be sure to remove the branches near to the ground as this helps the insects to climb ...

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Remove spring crop and vegetable remnants from field after harvest

Farmers should destroy and remove the remnants of spring crops and vegetables as soon as they are harvested, as the presence of their residues can lead to whiteflies that can cause severe damage to ongoing crops including cotton, so avoid any negligence. Cotton growers should focus on controlling whiteflies from spring crops as whiteflies are a highly harmful pest of ...

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Olive plants should be planted in rows

Olive plants should be planted in rows and the plants should be facing north-south direction. 20 feet distance should be kept between two respective rows and plant to plant distance should be 20 feet. When planting in field, keep in mind that even after at older age of plants, intercultural practices could be easily done between the plants and outer ...

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Weather update of Sindh, South and Central Punjab and South Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the coming week

As per the upcoming weather conditions, all districts of Sindh, South &Central Punjab and South khyber pakhtunkhwa will face moderate heat wave conditions from 27th March till end of this month during which the day time temperatures will remain 3-5 C above normal. The conditions in other parts of khyber pakhtunkhwa, Potohar and Kashmir will remain dry which will beneficial ...

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Mango Plants Irrigation Schedule during the Month of March

Take care of irrigation as soon as growth begins. Irrigation must be applied when dry conditions are observed. During flowering and fruiting in the month of March, irrigate at an interval 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather conditions. At the end of March, if the temperature rises above 33 degrees Celsius, irrigation should be applied again. For more ...

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