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Instructions to complete the procedure of apple grafting in February and March

The breeding of apples is done by grafting and usually, the small plants are dumped in the nursery in December which is capable of grafting in February and March. The rootstock of small apple is also prepared by seeds and can be obtained a true progeny of apple by cleft grafting in February successfully. In February and March, apple saplings ...

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Canola varieties should be harvested when 50% beans turn brown and red shaded

Farmers keep a close eye on oil- seed crops and as soon as the ray varieties have 75% of the beans and 50% of the canola varieties, the beans are brown and their grains begin to turn red, the crop is harvested immediately to protect from any kind of damage or seasonal effects. In the final stages of preparation of ...

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Guidelines for mango gardeners to cure the mealybug

The process of hatching eggs from mango mealybugs has begun so for the disposal of eggs and nymphs, a hoeing of mango plants should be done so that they can be eliminated by the sun’s incandescent and feed by birds. Gardeners should dig the ground around the trunk and filled it with insecticide. if the stubborn barrier is closed on ...

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Rabbit farming, A better future towards Livestock

There is a great opportunity for rabbit farming in our country. Rabbit needs a small place and less food for survival. Its meat contains a high ratio of protein, energy, calcium, and vitamins. The meat of a rabbit is very tasty. They grow very fast and the female rabbit produces 2-8 babies every time. Green leafy vegetables, seasonal vegetables, spinach ...

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Tobacco: An economical and effective insecticide

Tobacco is getting new scientific attention as a natural organic insecticide due to the toxic content of nicotine. It acts as an eco-friendly pest-control agent and also provides the surplus to growers. For effective control of insects, boil or grind the leaves /stem of tobacco, mix the tobacco powder in water, and spray on the whole crop. On the other ...

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Farmers are advised to irrigate wheat crops timely

Farmers are instructed to irrigate their wheat crops on time for healthy grains development. In most of the wheat areas, the growers do not care for timely irrigation of the wheat crops, which affect the quality as well as quantity of grains. Agriculture experts advised the growers to irrigate their wheat crops after 20-25 days of its cultivation whereas second ...

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Speaker National Assembly Presents Agricultural Growth Strategy

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser presented a comprehensive and integrated structural agricultural reforms in Balochistan, South Punjab, KPK, Tharparkar for next seven years. The chief components of the strategy include Cotton Revival program, Oilseed Development, Integrated Seed System, Establishment of Agriculture Development Authority etc. The objective is to achieve agriculture growth rate of 7.5% by 2027-28.

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Pakistan has been badly exposed to serious threat of bird flu

Pakistan has been badly exposed to serious threat of bird flu, called avian bird influenza since the migratory birds from Central Asia have transported the virus to neighbouring India to the south of Pakistan in January-Februrary. Nine Indian states have been reported to be infected with bird flu in recent weeks. Two of the states are situated in the proximity ...

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Punjab seed council gives approval of four new cotton varieties

Punjab Seed Council gave approval of four new cotton varieties developed at Cotton Research Institute, said Director Institute and known scientist Dr Sagheer Ahmed. The known cotton scientist stated that the newly developed four cotton varieties were climate resistance. Whitefly cannot damage these varieties, he maintained. Dr Sagheer also remarked that varieties developed at the institute were MNH 116, MNH ...

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