Crop season: PARC expects rain to boost production   

Rains were required for wheat crop cultivated in rain fed areas and would help in growth and nourishment of the plant


APP January 03, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (Parc) has said that the expected rain spell in the country will bring about positive impact on all seasonal crops including vegetables and fruit orchids across the country. “Much awaited spell of rains would be most beneficial for wheat, the major cash crop of the season cultivated over millions of hectares in the county,” an official of Parc said. He said rains were required for wheat crop cultivated in rain fed areas and would help in growth and nourishment of the plant. The wheat crop was passing its fourth and fifth leaf stage, adding that in rain-fed areas the wheat plant would be revived and get momentum in growth and nourishment.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2017.

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