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False smut of rice

False smut causes chalkiness of grains which leads to reduction in grain weight. It also reduces seed germination. The disease can occur in areas with high relative humidity (>90%) and temperature ranging from 25−35 ºC. Rain, high humidity, and soils with high nitrogen content also favor disease development. Wind can spread the fungal spores from plant to plant. Plants infected ...

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Cigar end rot in banana

Cigar end rot is a fungal disease of banana in which tips of banana fingers turn black and the rotted area of bunch is covered with white spores which shows an ashen appearance to the banana fingers. Prune the more crowded branches and also infected flowers from plant. Do hoeing. For chemical control, farmers can use copper-based fungicide. Nighat Shaheen(Agri ...

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Right time for Turmeric cultivation.

Turmeric is the crop of nine months. The best time to cultivate turmeric is from 15 March to 15 April. The growth of turmeric starts about a month later. Farmers who are cultivating turmeric for the first time shouldn’t be bothered by the late growing of turmeric. It does not grow fast like rice, sugarcane, or wheat, but in 9 ...

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How can you make a fruit fly trap at home?

Fruit fly causes serious damage in plants, especially in citrus and guava. The adult female lays eggs in the flesh of ripening fruits. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae start to feed within the fruit, causing it to rot and drop to the ground. Remove all the infected fruits from plants and buried them in soil. Pour a cup of ...

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The first week of October is very suitable for the cultivation of garlic.

Farmers should cultivate garlic crop in the month of October to obtain higher yield. Use 200kg bulblets in one Acer for its cultivation. Always use disease-free, healthy and hybrid seeds for its cultivation. One of its hybrid variety is known as Iahsan gulabi. At the time of sowing use 2 bags of DAP,1 bag of urea, and 2 bags of ...

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Instructions to keep the seed rate at 6 kg per acre till mid-November for linseed cultivation

Agriculture experts have instructed farmers to start cultivating linseed immediately so that better yields can be achieved if the planting is completed on time. Linseed cultivation can be completed by mid-November. The loamy soil is of extreme importance to linseed cultivation. Farmer should cultivate Linseed Approved Type Chandni 1988, moldboard plough the soil 2 to 3 times and then plank ...

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Cultivation of Turnip crop

Turnip is a root crop that is a productive source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, foliate and Calcium. The sowing time of the turnip crop in all plain areas of Pakistan has commenced. Farmers can grow different varieties such as golden ball, purple top, local red & white globe etc. 2-3kg of seed/acre is enough to grow and ...

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Agriculture experts instructed farmers to start the cultivation of beetroot immediately and complete it till the end of September

To obtain the higher yield of beet-root crop start its cultivation immediately and complete it till the end of this month. Beetroot is a very important profitable cash crop. Due to the hard work, experience, and important observations of agricultural institutions, the yield of beet-root crops is increased from 7 mounds to 12 mounds per acre. If farmers use modern ...

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Cultivation of onion crop through drip irrigation.

Structure for crop irrigation with controlled delivery of water directly to individual plants through a set-up of tubes or pipes refers to drip irrigation. Water influences crop growth in many ways. The severity and lack of water directly influences on the growth and yield of a crop. Growers can increase the yield and overcome the crop expenses by installing this ...

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Cultivation of carrots in the garden.

Like radishes, turnips, and sugar beets, the carrot is also used as root food. It is enumerated in the root vegetable. Carrots can be cultivated in September-October in winter. Farmers should prefer deep, fertile loamy soil for better yield of carrots. In which have good water drainage capacity. Before sowing, soften the soil to a depth of at least 1 ...

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