Wheat to be cultivated on 2,724 acres in Gujranwala
November 16, 2012
SIALKOT: Over 2,724 acres of land would be brought under wheat crop during Rabi season in six districts of Gujranwala division.
Official sources in Agriculture department told BR here that under the directives of Punjab government special steps had been taken for enhancement of productivity and get maximum yield of the crop through farm mechanisation in six districts of the division.
District-wise sowing target of wheat is as Gujrat 391.161 acres, Mandi Bhahauddin 352.36, Sialkot 532.734, Narowal 437.303, Gujranwala 612.434 and Hafizabad 398.502 acres of land. The wheat farmers had been directed that they should only use quality and recommended during sowing of wheat in their respected.
Sources revealed that presently 979,862 bags of 50 kg of certified seed of approved varieties with Punjab Seed Corporation and private seed companies were available through their outlets.
In order to facilitate the wheat growers adequate steps have also been taken for monitoring the availability of fertilizer in each district of the division. Under the programme one of the important parameters during current wheat campaign will be the economic use of fertilizer and farmers will be advised to apply correct doze of fertilizer.
Special measures had also been taken for controlling weed and farmer community training programme would also be carried out for the promotion of weedicide use by the wheat cultivators.
Pakistan Crop Protection Association (PCPA) has already adopted 5,000 villages for the campaign wherein complete production technology including weedicide use will be promoted. In addition, a comprehensive programme has been chalked out to create awareness about timely sowing, use of certified, clean and graded seed, balanced fertilizer and weedicide application among the farmers sources added.