Gardeners advised to protect fruit trees during harsh summer.

FAISALABAD -- The agriculture experts have advised the gardeners to pay special attention to protect fruit trees in their orchards from harsh and sizzling summer weather.

A spokesman of Agriculture (extension) department said here on Wednesday that extreme heat not only caused burn of new leaves in addition to badly affecting the quality of fruits. Therefore, the gardeners should take appropriate steps to protect their trees and their fruits by ensuring timely watering of their orchards.

They should also pay special focus on the protection of citrus fruits as these were the major victim of the heat. If the heat increased at extreme level during May and June, it may cause fall of fruit especially from citrus trees, he added.

He also advised the gardeners to install...

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