Farmers advised to prepare for mid-October

Varieties approved by ministry are Chakwal-50, NARC-2009, PARC-2009, Dharabi-2011, Pakistan-2013, among others

APP October 08, 2023


Agricultural experts have recommended that farmers prepare their land to start cultivating wheat from mid-October to produce a bumper yield.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Agriculture (Agriculture Extension) on Saturday said that the period from mid-October to late November is the most suitable time for growing wheat. Therefore, farmers should prepare their lands and use approved wheat varieties for cultivation.

The varieties that have been approved by the ministry are Chakwal-50, NARC-2009, PARC-2009, Dharabi-2011, Pakistan-2013, Sehar-2006, Galaxy-2013 among others.

Furthermore, the spokesperson advised farmers to utilise seed sorters before planting healthy and high-quality seeds, stating that quality seeds are crucial for higher yields. Moreover, he suggested using one and a half bags of DAP fertiliser and for urea based fertilisers he advised watering 2-3 bags before use, he further added that a bag of Sulphate of Potash (SOP) should also be applied for good quality produce.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2023.

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