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Death of cotton plants if rainwater remains stagnant in the cotton field for over 48 hours

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-06-29 10:46:00 – Lahore

A spokesman for the department said that mulching method must be adopted to keep the temperature of land moderate and as it also helps in minimum wastage of water from land and he also suggested the growers that big plants should be watered with an interval of 10 to 12 days while small plants five to six days.

Punjab Agriculture Department has advised fruit growers to ensure proper care of fruit plants during the hot weather to get good quality fruit.

Stagnant rainwater is dangerous for cotton crop and therefore, farmers should immediately drain out rainwater from fields.

According to a spokesman for Agriculture Department, rainwater has a salutary influence on cotton, rice, and fodder crops, but it is very dangerous for cotton crop if it remains stagnant in cotton field for more than 24 hours.

He added that if rainwater remains stagnant in the cotton field for over 48 hours, it results in death of cotton plants and advised farmers to right away drain out the rainwater from cotton fields.

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