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Locust weed in riverine belt

Calotropis (Calotrops procera) is a common weed in Katcho area (riverine belt) of District Khairpur. This weed plant, is locally known as the Akh. It belongs to the Asclepiadaceae family which includes 280 genera and 2000 species of world wide distribution but most abundant in the sub-tropics and tropics, and …

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Boll worm problem in Sindh

In Sindh the wheat production target of 2.256 million tons has been fixed for 2004-2005. The projected 45 to 50 per cent water shortage and the delayed removal of cotton crop from fields have given rise to apprehensions that the wheat target for current Rabi season may not be achieved. …

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Sheesham’ disease stages a comeback

TAHLI (Sheesham/ Dalbergia Sissoo) — a high quality broad leaf, dark brown tree about 30 to 45 feet tall — has spread to almost every area located at 120m to 1,250m above the sea level owing to the environment of the sub-continent Punjab apart, the genus Dalbergia has more than …

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Damage to peach crop in Swat likely

Thousands of tons of peach crop is feared to be wasted in the Malakand division this season again as mass exodus of people continues from the area after the launch of military operation ‘Rah-i-Haq-II’ for flashing out Taliban. The Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Board (PHD&B) has said that the …

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Combating rust in wheat

RUSTS are fungal diseases of plants called Puccinia (family Puccinaceae). These are most destructive diseases worldwide and have the ability to destroy the entire wheat crop. They have the ability to form new races that can attack previously resistant cultivars, and have the capacity to move long distances with potential …

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Diseases Management of Crops

Quarantine: – The best way to control diseases is to exclude them from the area of sphere in which the host plants are being known. This method of exclusion enforced through certain legal measures is commonly known as quarantine. In India, Destructive Insects & Pests Act, was enacted in 1914. …

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Viral diseases of economic crops

The viruses are parasitic in nature and cause the most infectious group of diseases, of all forms of livings (including human being, animals and plants). The viruses are very small to that of all others and can not be seen with necked eye, nor with the help of commonly used …

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Diseases of Rice & their control

Riceis one of the leading food crops of the world, an important staple food and cash crop of Pakistan. It contributes 15 percent to the foreign exchange earnings. Its area under cultivation, production and yield per hectare also indicates its importance. This crop is very suitable, where other crops are …

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