LAHORE – Agriculture experts have advised farmers to look after fruit plants properly for a good yield as plants do get affected from changes of weather.    Talking to APP on Sunday, agriculture experts said at night dew on plant leaves freezes due to minimum temperature which ultimately harms leaves of a plant badly.  Frost also harms branches of a plant badly and they fell down which affects production.  Bananas, Mangoes, lychees, lemons and other fruits get affected by frost, they added. Frost can damage plants in December, January and sometimes in February as well. They have asked gardeners to stay alert during these months to save plants from severe cold. Use of a thermometer is enough to monitor four hectare area, they added. Gardeners should also use polyethylene sheets to cover plants against frost and sheets should not be placed directly on plants.

  Some gardeners grow banana plants near mango trees to keep them save from frost but in such a case banana plants take maximum nutrition of mango plants which they said effect the growth of mango plants. Gardeners should seek guidance from the concerned agriculture officials to avoid damage to plants by cold, they added.