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Strategies should be followed to protect vegetables and orchards from the cold

According to agriculture experts, extreme cold causes water to freeze in the stems, branches and leaf cells of plants in form of crystals. This adversely affects the growth of plants and also causes the death of plants due to severe cold. Therefore, farmers should follow agricultural experts’ recommendations to protect plants from extreme cold. To protect the gardens from severe ...

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Brucellosis, Control and Vaccination

This disease is commonly found in cattle, sheep and goats. The causative agent of the disease is Brucella abortus. This bacterium is mostly found in the secretion of uterus after abortion. When this secretion is mixed with animal feed and water then it enters in human body. The bacterium can also enter in animal body through eyes and infected semen. ...

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Cotton prices remained stable during the last week in the local market

The price of cotton in Sindh province was Rs. 8600 to 9400 per mond while in Punjab it was Rs. 8800 to 9600 per mound. The price of cotton in Balochistan province was Rs. 8400 to 9200 per mond. The textile mills continued to buy good quality cotton in the local market during the last week as the demand for ...

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Farmers should avoid the use of plastic mulches in winter

Mulches are used to protect the vegetables from frost in cold weather. Farmers are using various types of organic and inorganic mulches. Organic mulches include grass and bark clippings, straw, dry leaves, sawdust, and compost. Whereas gravels, pebbles, and plastic are being used as inorganic mulches. Farmers should avoid the use of plastic mulch in winter because water accumulates on ...

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Instruction to farmers to protect the tomato crop from virus

Growers are instructed that if the leaves are twisting on the tomato plants,It could be due to environmental, chemical, or biological stress. Sometimes all the leaves of the plant turn curved and yellow. To protect the plant, don’t over-irrigate the field. Always apply naphthalene acetic acid or neem oil on the plants after chemical spray. Anam Khan Sadozai (Horticulturist)   ...

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Wheat growers should not use DAP and urea fertilizers in saline soils

Saline soils are those soils that have high salt content. Don’t use DAP and urea fertilizers in such soils because it will make the soil more harder. Use gypsum in saline soil, it will make the soil porous. Use SSP or CAN gawara fertilizer instead of DAP and urea. Nighat Shaheen(Agri Expert)

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Timely cultivation should be ensured to get a good fodder crop. livestock experts

Livestock Experts instructed the livestock Farmers to cultivate maize, berseem, sorghum, mott grass according to the winter season. use fertilizers and seeds in the light of agricultural experts advice to increase the fertility of the soil for better yield. Use maize seeds 40kg, berseem seed 15 kg, sorghum seeds 30 kg per acre to achieve for better yield of crop. ...

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Farmers are advised to prepare seeds of cauliflower to save money

Farmers prefer to use imported seeds and spend huge money on the purchase of seeds. If they prepare seed locally by using scientific techniques, they can get bumper yield with minimum cost. Remove seedlings of selected plants when they are 5-9 inches along with their roots and transfer them to deeply-prepared land near a watercourse. After two weeks of transplanting ...

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Vegetable growers should apply fungicides to the seeds to control diseases

Farmers are instructed to follow the precautionary measures against the threats of scabies, late blight, and downy mildew attack while planting vegetables in tunnels. To control these diseases, cultivate the seeds with crop rotation by applying fungicide thiophenate methyl or carbendazim. Remove the infected plant from the field, burn them, and also spray the chemicals for protection.

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Hemorrhagic septicemia control and care

There are many diseases in animals that lead to death and farmers face huge economic loss due to mortality. Hemorrhagic septicemia is one of the dangerous diseases which cause the death of the animal. The cause of the disease is Pasteurella multocida bacteria. This disease appears in animals during the rainy season and this bacterium is naturally found in animal ...

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