December 29, 2012
The current spell of rains would bring positive impact on Rabbi crops particularly major food crops of the season including wheat and different pulses sown over a vast area in the country. Talking to APP on Friday, Chief Agriculture Policy Development Institute (API), Abdul Rauf Chaudhry said that current spell of rains will bring positive impact on wheat crop as it is time to water the fields because the wheat crops have started sprouting.
He said that wheat sowing position was quite encouraging as compared to the last year’s sowing because of early and timely rain fall during the start of the Rabbi crop season October and November. However, he said that final sowing figures would be received by the field formations by the second week of January 2013. He said that wheat sowing also has got momentum and farmers were encouraged to cultivate more wheat due to government decision for enhancing wheat support price from Rs 1050 per 40-kg to Rs 1200 per 40-kg.