Current spell of monsoon rain: farmers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advised to stop irrigation of maize crop
September 12, 2012: Growers of agriculture plains in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are advised to stop irrigation of maize crop keeping in view the current spell of monsoon rain, the Met office said on Tuesday. The Met office in its 10-day advisory form September 11 to September 20, asked the farmers to take timely measures to protect their crops, livestock and other property from rain destruction.
Farmers are advised to irrigate crops as per requirement keeping view the rainy weather in cotton belt during the next five days, it said, adding that the farmers of agriculture plains should halt irrigation of maize crop. “Recent rains may accelerate weeds growth in standing crops. Farmers should take in time precautionary measures through manual methods or chemical spraying to control weeds on time,” urged the office.
In Punjab, it forecast isolated rain/thundershower is expected during the next five days, while, scattered rain/thundershower is expected over upper parts of the province after September 15. It said isolated rain/thundershower is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during next five days and scattered rain/thundershower is likely to hit upper parts of the province after September 15.