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Growers warned of post-rain mites’ attack

December 20, 2012 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…

Low support price, high input costs to hurt wheat output: experts

ASMA RAZAQ & FAZL SHER November 02, 2012: Pakistan is likely to miss the wheat production target of 25 million tons set for the crop season 2012-2013 because of low support price fixed by the government for 2012-13 as well as the hike in the price of farm inputs, said Chairman of Agri-Forum Ibrahim Mughal on Thursday. He said: "Wheat sowing season has started in Punjab from October 31 while in Sindh, it started 15-20 days ago. The government has fixed the wheat production target of…

High input costs to adversely impact wheat output

ABDUL RASHEED AZAD October 25, 2012: The domestic wheat production is expected to decline during Rabi Crop Season 2012-13 on the back of high input costs, officials and agriculture experts said on Wednesday. They said that growers were not ready to dedicate additional land for wheat sowing because of surging prices of fertiliser, electricity and diesel. Therefore, Pakistan is estimated to produce 23 million ton of the food grain in 2012-13. Pakistan has harvested bumper wheat crops for…

First winter rain gives boost to rabbi crops

By: M RAFIQUE GORAYA LAHORE (December 31, 2010) : The widespread two-day rains in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa have given boost to wheat, lintels, grams, oil seeds, fodder , vegetables and maize crops, agriculture experts told Business Recorder here on Thursday. Director General Agriculture Extension Services, Dr Anjum Ali said that the two provinces have got exactly what they needed most, ie rain at a time when irrigation canals have been closed for the month long annual repairs and…

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