Agri minister to open canola sowing on Oct 7

MULTAN: Punjab Minister for Agriculture, Mohammad Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha will formally open canola sowing here at Jalalpur Pirwala on Oct 7.

A spokesman of agriculture department said that canola sowing season usually began from Oct 1 and most of farmers would start sowing this oil seed crop early next month.

However, its formal opening would be held on Oct 7 after a

seminar being organised by the agriculture department and Pakistan Crop Protection Association at agriculture research farm of the Mohammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) at Jalalpur Pirwala.

The agriculture department was holding seminars at village, union council, tehsil and district levels to create awareness among farmers on benefits and production technology of canola cultivation in Punjab.

Provincial Agriculture Minister Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha would preside over the seminar. Vice chancellor MNSUA Dr Asif Ali and Punjab Secretary Agriculture Mohammad Mahmud would also be present.

Over 1,500 progressive farmers of South Punjab have been invited to attend the event.