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Technology transfer for cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) production under protected agriculture in uplands Balochistan, Pakistan

The adverse climatic conditions and scarcity of irrigation water in Balochistan (Pakistan) have encouraged the development of protected agriculture. Semicircular plastic tunnels were introduced in three districts of Balochistan. This technology transfer trials have shown the advantages and benefits of producing cucumber in tunnels with marketable yield per unit area between 5.37 to 6.77 kg …

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RMA Offers Extension for Crop Insurance Premiums

Citing drought conditions, USDA’s Risk Management Agency on Tuesday authorized crop insurance companies to extend deadlines for premium payments for up to 60 days. (DTN file photo) Farmers nationwide will get up to a 60-day extension to pay crop insurance premiums, USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced Tuesday. In an effort to help address drought conditions, …

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Climate change setting new farming patterns

Ashfak Bokhari As evident from longer spells of heavy rains and devastating floods for the fourth consecutive year, Pakistan is experiencing the worst effects of climate change. These include serious threats to agriculture and water resources and, in fact, the country’s economic fabric. As a corollary, the country’s status as an agro-based economy has become …

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Training on “Importance of Oyster Mushroom Cultivation by Dr. M. Asif Ali”

agrinfobank.com.pk organized online training season on ZOOM, the detail of the season is: Basic objective The basic objective of training is give an overview of importance of mushroom cultivation. Trainer The trainer of the training is Dr. Muhammad Asif Ali, one of the famous mushroom experts in the country. Topic: Importance of Oyster Mushroom Cultivation …

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Top 10 Home and Garden Pesticides

Most Commonly Used Conventional Pesticide Active Ingredients Home and Garden Market Sector, 2001 and 1999 Estimates (Ranked by Range in Millions of Pounds of Active Ingredient) 2,4-D Glyphosate PendimethalinDiazinon MCPP CarbarylDicamba Malathion DCPA Benefin Note: Does not include moth controls: Paradiclorobenzene (30 – 35 million pounds per year) and naphthaline (2 – 4 million pounds …

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