Growers advised to start wheat cultivation in arid areas for better yield

The agriculture scientists have advised the growers to start wheat cultivation immediately in arid areas for getting better production.

A spokesman of the agriculture department told APP that in arid areas, the farmers should cultivate approved varieties like Chakwal-50, NARC-2009, PARC-2009, Dharabi-2011 and Pakistan-2013.

The approved varieties are not only disease resistant but also have the capacity of giving maximum production.

He said that the farmers should use one and half bag of DAP fertilizer and at first watering 2-3 bags of Urea fertilizer.

A bag of Sulphate of Potash should also be applied for getting good produce.

November is most suitable for wheat cultivation as production of wheat and quality of grain will decrease gradually if the cultivation will be late after November.

Meanwhile, as part of government measures to increase wheat production across the province the agriculture department district Haripur has decided to provide wheat seeds to farmers from October 24.

An official communique issued here said the seeds would be provided to registered farmers on certain terms and conditions, adding that one sack of 50 kgs seed would be provided for one acre of land.

Source: Radio Pakistan