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Import of agricultural machinery and equipment increased during the last fiscal year

In our country, import of agricultural machinery and equipment has increased during the last fiscal year. According to the data released by the State Bank, in the first 11 months of the last fiscal year, import on agricultural machinery and equipment accounted 85.38 million dollars, which is 12.82% more than the same period during previous fiscal year. During the same ...

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Fences around orchards protect plants and fruits from the harmful effects of heat

Tall trees planted as a fence around the orchards protect the plants and fruits from the harmful effects of heat, so gardeners should not prune these trees during the summer so as to avoid damage to the plants due to extreme heat. During summer, to the main branches of plants a mixture of copper sulphate and lime should be applied ...

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BKK in Collaboration with OXFAM and Hands (Aus-Aid) Conducted Interactive Training Sessions for Capacity Building of Farmers at Badin, Sindh

Farming community of Pakistan, and Sindh in particular lack adequate information and thus limited knowledge to perform best practices, improper planning and crop management, all these factors contribute to reduced agricultural production, consequently lead to low farm income and living standard. BaKhabar Kissan on a mission towards making millions of lives profitable and sustainable, planned and conducted on field training ...

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Vegetables should be irrigated at an interval of eight to ten days.

Watering vegetables at the right time is essential to their growth and water retention. Growers should irrigate vegetables at an interval of eight to ten days. As the temperature in summer intensifies, so does the humidity. Therefore, farmers should not show any negligence in irrigating vegetables and continue to irrigate vegetables at intervals of eight to ten days. However, this ...

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Weather forecast for the second week of July

Monsoon rains are further expected in Kashmir, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It will improve condition of rivers and streams. Southern parts of the country, including Sindh and Balochistan, are unlikely to receive significant rainfall. Moreover, monsoon rains will intensify in mentioned areas after 15th July. For futher details, dial 03030300000 and talk to our Weather Experts.

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Introduction to Revolutionary Mombasa Grass in the field of Agriculture

Taking a revolutionary step in the field of agriculture, scientists introduced Mombasa grass. It is longer than sugarcane and is the best substitute for meeting the nutritional needs of cattle. This tall and thick grass can also be used for food. To grow this grass it does not require a large amount of capital nor does we have to wait ...

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Drip Irrigation system is suitable for areas with water scarcity and barren lands

Drip irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation system that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface. For areas with water scarcity and barren lands, drip irrigation is more suitable, as it saves water and fertilizer and hence ...

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Irrigation Management in Sugarcane

Sugarcane should not be drain out of water, as it is severely affected due to water shortage during the months of June and July because of severe weather conditions. If the sugarcane crop is irrigated according to the severity of the season and crop need, the yield per acre of sugarcane increases significantly. A good sugarcane crop throughout the year ...

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Weather forecast for the first week of July

During the first week of July, two series of monsoon rains will affect Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi Division, Gujranwala Division, Lahore Division, Faisalabad Division and Malakand Division. Rains are expected in some areas of South Punjab, Northeast Balochistan, and North Sindh. During the first week of July, the intensity will remain the same across the country and the temperature will remain ...

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Maintenance of Citrus orchards during high temperatures

As summer intensifies and temperatures rises, citrus fruits can become infested with pests, so gardeners should take precautionary measures so that they do not face any financial loss later. In extreme heat, the green leaves begin to turn yellow. Not only leaves begin to fall off the trees, but the fruit also starts turning yellow due to lack of starch ...

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