Farmers advised to start wheat cultivation

FAISALABAD:The agriculture department has advised the farmers to start wheat cultivation in arid areas immediately to get better yield.

According to a spokesman of the agriculture department, in arid areas, farmers should cultivate approved varieties like Chakwal-50, NARC-2009, PARC-2009, Dharabi-2011, while in irrigated areas, wheat varieties like Sehar-2006, Lasani-2008, Faisalabad-2008, AARI-2011, Punjab-2011, Millat-2011, NARC-2011, Shafaq-2006, Fareed-2006, Meraj-2008 and Aas-2011 should be cultivated from November 01.

The farmers should use seed graders before cultivating wheat, so that healthy and quality seed could be sown as quality seed plays pivotal role in getting bumper yield, he added.