LAHORE: For the first time, vegetable and fruit production competitions (2017-18) are being held at district and provincial level, said the Punjab agriculture department spokesperson on Monday.
He said the purpose of these competitions was to encourage the farmers and to boost their morale. He added that the Punjab agriculture department was working on various projects to motivate growers. Growers of cotton, rice, mango, orange, potato, guava and corn could participate in these competitions, he added.
He disclosed that laser land leveller, tractor sprayer, hot water treatment plant, tractor trolley, potato digger, zero tillage drill, orchard sprayer, disc harrow, harrow with engine, Rabbi planter, rotavator/off set rotavator, boom sprayer, DSR drill, cotton ridger, maize shredder and others tools would be given as prize to the winners of the competitions. Modern machinery would not help farmers to increase per acre yield of their crops but also save their time.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2017.