Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, September 14
As mild to reasonable rain/thundershowers are anticipated at many locations within the state over the following two days, experts from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have suggested farmers not to irrigate/spray the crops throughout this era.
The weed rising on cotton area bunds, waste lands, roadside and irrigation channels/canals must be eradicated to keep away from additional unfold of whitefly. Regular surveillance of whitefly on cotton must also be carried out, the experts mentioned.
“It is time to sow
mid-season styles of cauliflower. Punjab broccoli-1 and palam samridhi varieties may also be sown. It is the suitable time to sow PC161, Punjab carrot crimson and Punjab black magnificence styles of carrot,” an advisory issued by the Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) of PAU said.
The prevailing climate is beneficial for fruit rot and die again illness in chilli. Farmers can shield the crop by spraying 250 ml Folicur or 750 g Indofil M 45 or Blitox in 250 litres of water per acre after climate clears up, the advisory maintained.
To test fruit and shoot borer assault in brinjal, spray 80 ml Coragen 18.5 SC or 80 g Proclaim 5SG in 100-125 litres of water per acre, experts shared.
Planting of evergreen fruit crops, similar to guava, mango, litchi, papaya, bael, sapota, pomegranate and so forth may also be carried out on this season. As heavy rainfall is predicted, farmers had been suggested to make correct channels to drain out extreme water from orchards.
“Do not enable water to stagnate across the tree trunks. Keep the basin of the crops barely greater than remainder of the orchard soil. Apply white wash combination containing copper sulphate on the principle trunks of fruit timber to shield them from ailments. Regularly take away the suckers arising from the rootstock portion of the newly planted fruit crops and assist these with sticks to maintain them erect throughout wet season,” the advisory added.