Agriculture experts have advised growers to get soil and water analysed from laboratories before sowing mango nurseries. Soil having pH value ranging from 5.5 to 7.5 is considered suitable for the purpose.
Farmers must have knowledge of the combination of minerals, food, and pH value of the soil to take appropriate decisions for growth, stated a release issued by the media liaison unit of the Punjab agriculture department on Monday.
The department stated that July to August is the best period for mango nursery growth. Before sowing, well-rotten animal waste fertilisers should be applied to the levelled land, it added.
“Water requirements of the nursery should be taken care of properly,” said the release. “The dried, weaker or diseased plants be removed and replaced by healthier ones.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2014.
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