Farmers Advised To Cultivate Sunflower Immediately

Farmers advised to cultivate sunflower immediately

FAISALABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Jan, 2017 ) : The agriculture experts have advised farmers to immediately start sunflower cultivation and complete it by mid of February to get bumper crop. A spokesman of the agriculture department said here on Wednesday that growers of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Multan, Vehari and Bahawal Nagar should cultivate sunflower up to January 31 while best suitable time for sunflower cultivation in Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffar Garh, Layyah, Lodhran, Rajan Pur and Bhakkar is from January 10 to February 10.

Similarly, the farmers of Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Sahiwal and Okara are advised to cultivate sunflower crops from January 15 to February 15 whereas suitable time for Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Mandi Bahaud Din, Qusoor, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Attock, Rawalpindi, Gujrat and Chakwal is from February 01 to 25, he added. He said the growers should cultivate approved sunflower varieties including Hi-sun-33, Hi-sun-39, Agora-4, NK-278, FH-331, DK-4040, G-101 and 64-A-93 as these varieties are not only disease resistant but also give bumper production.