Provincial Agriculture department has
formulated a well-knitted plan for boosting the per acre wheat yield and to
introduce new methods of wheat sowing in the Punjab and Sindh. Sources in
Agriculture division told media sources that over 1.60 crore acres of land
could be brought beneath wheat crop all the way through Rabi crop season in
wheat growing parts of the Punjab.
Owing to multiple components that come with govt initiatives to support the output of major plants, favorable weather stipulations and well timed harvesting of seasonal crops, country was once expecting to harvest bumper wheat crop of 27 million tons all over present season as towards the remaining 12 months’s produce of 24.47 million heaps. Every year extend in harvesting of 2 major cash crops including sugarcane and cotton have been attributed to prolong in wheat cultivations and decrease in house under crop sowing, but because of timely intervention of the federal government the sugarcane crushing season has began by means of the tip of November as 12 sugar turbines in Sindh and 4 in Punjab have began sugarcane crushing, said Food Security Commissioner within the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Gopang. While talking with APP here on Wednesday, he said that the other consider larger sowing was once harvesting of cotton due to pest attacks because the farmers harvested the crop and cultivated the wheat to achieve upper output as change and profit maximizer
In order to score the fastened goal of wheat
crop, the Agriculture division has finalized necessary preparations within the
Provinces. Under the plan the agriculture division will take essential steps
for developing awareness a few of the growers concerning the new method
“Bed Planting” around the Punjab.
The sowing of wheat on beds will help in saving
the irrigation water 30 to 50 p.c whilst supportive in enhancing wheat
production as well as protect the wheat crop from rain and winds.
The Agriculture department would supply full
assistance and steering to the wheat growers for adopting the new method of bed
planting for reaching better output of the crop and adorning the wheat crop
acreage within the Province. Under the programme special attention might be
accorded on bringing maximum land below wheat crop for reaching yielding
The Agriculture division had initiated
particular coaching or training programme for wheat growers for developing
awareness about the proportionate use of fertilizers for buying higher yield of
the crop, natural cultivation tactics and irrigation.
The Agriculture department has initiated “Farmers Training Programme” beneath which wheat growers of 1431 villages of Sialkot district will impart training about newest wheat production techniques, usage of fertilizer and pesticide geared toward reaching maximum in line with acre wheat yield in four tehsils of the district while Agriculture mavens have been visiting village to village for creating consciousness about obtaining maximum output of the crop. In Sialkot district wheat could be cultivated over 4.95 lakh acres of land could be brought below wheat cultivation.
Special steps have also been taken for checking
the sale of faux and substandard pesticides and fertilizer in Sialkot, Daska,
Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils of the district and Sialkot district management has
adopted solid measures for ensuring the provision of high quality pesticides
and fertilizers to the wheat growers in the district sources added.
Owing to more than one elements that incorporates government initiatives to strengthen the output of major crops, favorable weather prerequisites and timely harvesting of seasonal plants, country used to be anticipating to reap bumper wheat crop of 27 million heaps during present season as in opposition to the remaining 12 months’s produce of 24.47 million heaps.
Every year delay in harvesting of two (2) major
cash plants including sugarcane and cotton had been attributed to delay in
wheat cultivations and reduce in area under crop sowing, but because of timely
intervention of the government the sugarcane crushing season has began by the
tip of November as 12 sugar generators in Sindh and 4 in Punjab have started
sugarcane crushing, said Food Security Commissioner in the Ministry of National
Food Security and Research Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Gopang.
While talking to APP here on Wednesday, he
mentioned that the other factor in larger sowing was harvesting of cotton
because of pest assaults as the farmers harvested the crop and cultivated the
wheat to succeed in higher out put as exchange and benefit maximizer.
The 3rd issue was once timely rains around the
wheat rising spaces, in particular these rains boosted the cultivation of
seasonal crop in Potohar Region which was comprising on 10 to 12 % total land
underneath wheat manufacturing, he added.
The Commissioner informed that so far ministry
has gained the sowing knowledge from two provinces together with Sindh and
Balochistan, the place as information from a significant wheat generating
province Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was once awaited that would be won in
couple of days.
He mentioned that in accordance the wheat
sowing information of Sindh, the province has accomplished about 51% of
centered space through the beginning of present months as when compared the 36%
space of the same length of closing yr.In Sindh, wheat has been cultivated on
over 583,863 hectares as against the set goal of 115,0000.
Dr Imtiaz further knowledgeable that wheat
sowing all the way through same length of remaining season was once recorded at
480,000 hectares, including that to this point start of crop sowing was
encouraging and would gain momentum all through the times to come back and lend
a hand in achieving the higher output as compared to closing season.