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Cotton sown on 580,00​0 acres in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: As many as 580,000 acres of land has been brought under cotton cultivation in Punjab this year against the target of 9.6 million bales of cotton. Agriculture experts, while talking to the media here, said that the per acre yield of cotton in Pakistan is less as compared to that of other cotton producing countries. The main reason of less produce has been the attack of insects and different worms, they added. The experts have urged the growers to carry out pest…Read More

Farmers advised to irrigate wheat crop sown early

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The farmers should irrigate the early sown wheat crops as per need keeping in view the dry spell in the country's most agricultural plains, the Met office advised.It says in its ten-day farmer advisory that the wheat crop is developing in the country and urged the growers to remove weeds from the standing crops to scale down losses in the yield.It says, "Weeds consume considerable moisture and food from the field. As a result considerable loss in yield occurs every year.&…Read More