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Mango midge attack on mango flowers right after emergence of inflorescence

As soon as the inflorescence emerges in mango trees, the mango midge starts attacking. Due to the infestation of the mango midge, inflorescence is completely damage and on the twigs which it attacks, all the flowers coming out from the respective twig dries up. To examine the presence of mango midge, apply three to four square meter of transparent plastic ...

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Start planting summer vegetables immediately

Farmers should immediately start the cultivation of summer vegetables including bitter gourd, okra, brinjal, tomato, green chili, capsicum, cucumber, etc. Vegetables can be successfully grown from end-February to the end of March. Optimum temperature ranges from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius for the growth of summer vegetables. Soil with good drainage and organic matter is well suited for growing summer ...

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Complete apple grafting by rootstock in March

Gardeners are advised to complete apple grafting process in February and March through small root stocks. Vegetative propagation can be done by grafting. Usually, the young apple seedlings are uprooted in December and planted in the nursery which will be ready for grafting in February and March. Root stock of small apples can also be made by seeds. Cleft grafting ...

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Farmers should take special care during the transplanting of chilies seedlings

Farmers can transplant chili seedlings in February. Chili is an important cash crop of Pakistan which is cultivated in a large area of Punjab and Sindh. The height of seedlings should be 10-12 cm at the time of transplanting. Farmers should irrigate the nursery 2-3 hours before the transfer of the chilies seedlings to prevent roots damage. If the timely ...

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Activation of Punjab Halal development agency

The new Chairman of Punjab Halal Development Agency (Shafqat Rasool Ghuman) had a meeting with Livestock Secretary Punjab (Naveed Haider Shirazi). During the meeting, discussions were held regarding restructuring of administrative affairs of Punjab Halal Meat Sector and Halal Agency. Halal Development Agency has been inactive for a long time. Its job is to trade halal products throughout the province, ...

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Inter cropping of mung bean and spring crop of sugarcane

Mung bean crop matures within just 75 to 80 days, while sugarcane is a whole-year crop. During the initial 60 days of spring cultivated sugarcane crop, the growth is minimum, so mung bean can be cultivated along with it. Inter-cropping would not only help improve the mung-bean production, but it would also rehabilitate the soil as it is capable of ...

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Tree Plantation Campaign

In order to minimize environmental pollution, the Punjab Forest Department has set a target of planting more than 40 million new plants in 280 nurseries for launching a comprehensive tree planting campaign in different districts of the province including Faisalabad division. Steps have also been taken to accomplish the mission. During this year’s tree planting campaign, plants will be planted ...

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Precaution for Using Weedicides

The humidity level in the field should be take into account while applying weedicide for weeds control. When spraying weedicides, make sure there is enough moisture in the soil and the field is in water condition, so that there is no pressure on the main crop. If proper measures are not taken for weed management then weeds can reduce crop ...

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Mango Orchard Management

Where there is no rain and the soil is dry, lightly irrigate so that the plants are protected from cold. Continue required pruning for better light penetration and air circulation inside the orchard. Make appropriate arrangements to protect young plants from the frost damage, as they are very sensitive to frost and get damaged if not properly protected. To restore ...

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Proper use of fertilizers can encourage better mango production.

The yield of mango is low in Pakistan primarily because of inadequate and unbalanced fertilization, high water table and salinity, and lack of adequate plant protection measures. Mango growers should not be negligent in providing timely nutrients to the plants so that good quality fruits can be obtained. Lack of macro and micro nutrients affects the growth cycle of plant ...

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