Wheat to be
cultivated on 2,724 acres in Gujranwala
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
Business Recorder 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
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..