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TERRACE GARDENING TIPS

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Now a days where the cities are occupied with flats, vehicles and populations it’s only the house terraces left to plan for a garden. So terrace gardening is a trend in big cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow and Cochin. The main advantage of terrace gardening is it is organic, keeps a check on the increasing temperature, saves money,  time and bring a positive environment around the house. Many vegetables like brinjal, tomato, chillies, cucurbits etc and flowers like marigold, rose, chrysanthemum, zinnia etc can be grown easily on the terrace with a proper management. It is advisable to...

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General Package of Practices for Tomato

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TOMATO (Lycopersicum esculentum)  Temperature  Seed germination 16-29 0 C   Seedling growth 21-24 0 C   Fruit set (day) 15-17 0 C   Fruit set (night) & red colur development 20-24 0 C Soil Requirement pH of 5.5- 6.8    Seed Rate 400 to 500 g/ha    Seed treatment  Thiram @ 3g/kg of seed to protect from seed born diseases.  Treatment with B. naphthoxyacetic acid (BNOA) at 25 and 50 ppm, gibberllic acid (GA3) at 5-20 ppm and chlorophenoxy acetic at 10 and 20 ppm was found to improve the growth and yield of tomato. Sowing season winter June -...

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RICE BLAST AND ITS CONTROL MEASURES

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Rice blast disease is one of the most devastating diseases in India that causes major grain yield losses in farm fields. It is a fungal disease caused by Pyricularia oryzae (sexual stage is Magnaporthe grisea). The disease occurs worldwide where paddy is grown but the severity varies based on the location and environmental conditions. The disease infects all parts of the plant except roots but the severity is high on leaves, nodes and panicles (neck). Leaf blast fungus produces spindle shaped lesions with grey centre and dark brown margins that further reduces the net photosynthetic rate of individual leaf. In...

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Soil health cards to be given under nationwide drive

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From today, soil health cards will be given to farmers under a nationwide drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while underlining the government's commitment to make the soil healthier. "On World Soil Day we reaffirm our commitment to making our soil healthier. When soil is in good heath, our farmers get more wealth," he tweeted. "From today, there will be nationwide initiatives where farmers will get soil health cards and other inputs. Best wishes to farmers and officials," Modi said in another tweet. The government's soil health card is an endeavour to improve the health of the soil and provide guidance...

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Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables as eating habits turn healthy

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India, a top producer of fruits and vegetables, second only to China, will see higher consumption as people's eating habits turn healthy. India's shipments have risen to 6.74% during 2015-16 (April-Sept) .

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