Millet

Millet INTRODUCTION: Pearl Millet is an important coarse grain crop in Pakistan specially in areas where drought is common, despite its economic importance this crop has received little attention compared with wheat, rice and maize. It is grown in most districts south of latitude 34 0N, but is particularly important in: Gujrat, Gujranwala, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Attock

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Linseed : Insect pests and diseases

Linseed : Insect pests and diseases Generally, no serious insect attack has been observed on this crop. In rare cases the crop may be attacked by the capsule borer (Heliothis spp.), which can cause considerable loss in yield. But the pest can easily be controlled by spraying with the insecticide Pay-off (100 EC) at the rate of 625 ml/ha in 500 I of water. The two main diseases of linseed are wilt (Fusarium oxysporum) and powdery m

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Linseed : Yield and improved varieties

Linseed : Yield and improved varieties The world average yield of linseed is 460 kg/ha. India, one of the major producers, obtains 190 kg/ha. For the past 15 years.rhenationalyield in Pakistan has remained at 550 kg per hectare. The maximum yield; about- 600 kglha, is obtained in Punjab (Agricultural Statistics of Pakistan 1991-92). An average yield of 980 kg and 500 kglha is obtained in irrigated and rainfed areas, respectively (Kha

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Linseed : Intercropping and rotation

Linseed : Intercropping and rotation In Sindh on dobari lands linseed is also grown mixed with field peas or rape and mustard. Linseed follows the same rotation as other cereal crops. It performs very badly in continuous rotation. Linseed following legumes or sorghum gives excellent results. Irrigation. In Sindh, linseed should be given four to five irrigations, the first 30 days after sowing, and the subsequent at intervals of 20-

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Linseed : Interculture and weeding

Linseed has poor foliage and never forms a canopy; therefore it remains a poor weed competitor throughout its life. The first hoeing is done 25-30 days after sowing. One to two hoeings are enough. Although linseed is one of the few crops which is tolerant of both broad leaf and grass-killing herbicides, their use with linseed is not common in Pakistan.

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Linseed : Cultural practices

Linseed : Cultural practices Locality and soil. Linseed is generally grown as a dobari crop in Sindh, particularly in Larkana District, which contributes 90% of the total area. In 'Punjab, linseed is planted in both rain fed and irrigated areas. Linseed can be grown on well-drained medium-loam soils, free from water logging and salinity. Poorly-drained, sandy, and heavy clayey soils are not suitable for its cultivation. See

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Linseed : Economic Importance

Linseed : Economic Importance Linseed is grown in temperate as well as tropical regions. Argentina, the USA, Canada, Russia, and other European countries are the major produc- ers of linseed. In Pakistan, the area under linseed has remained static (9000-9500 hectares) for the past 15 years. Punjab (47%) and Sindh (53%) are the major growing provinces. Linseed oil is used in the manufacture of paints and varnishes, and oilclo

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Linseed

Linseed Linseed (Linium ustitatissimum L.) belongs to the plant family Linaceae. Linseed is called also throughout Pakistan. It is an annual rabi plant grmyn for its seed and fibre. The stem is thin and rounded, and about 50-100 cin tall. Linseed has a tap root system which does not penetrate deep into the; soil, but rather is concentrated in the upper soil layer. The flowers may be. I white, blue, or d

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Dallisgrass

Dallisgrass Dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum Poir.), family Gramineae, locally called valaiti ghas, is a summer perennial grass. It is native to South America, and was introduced into the United States in approximately 1842. Later, it began to be cultivated in other countries also. It is not commonly cultivated in Pakistan. This grass is drought-tolerant, but it does well on moist, fertile lOamy soils. It c

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