Growers warned of post-rain mites’ attack

December 20, 2012

Attack on roots of cultivated plants in the aftermath of rains
Attack on roots of cultivated plants in the aftermath of rains

Agriculture experts have warned the growers against mites’ attack on roots of cultivated plants in the aftermath of rains. In a release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department, experts said mites usually attack crops including gram, chilli, tomato, cucumber, melon, etc. Mites attack when the soil receives moisture after rain: They develop tunnels in the soil causing roots of the plants to get dry, explained the experts.

Fresh animal waste should not be applied as “organic fertilisers”.

Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan

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