Agri deptt seeks applications for wheat yield contest

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The agriculture extension department has sought applications from wheat growers till January 31 for participation in wheat yield competition in the dis-trict.

The aim of wheat production competition was to enhance wheat yield. According to Deputy Direc-tor Khalid Mahmood, farmers who had cultivated wheat crops over five acres of land were eligible to take part in the competition.

He said that the winner at the district level would be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 300,000; second Rs 200,000 and third Rs 100,000.

The application forms are available at the offices of local offices of agriculture extension departments and the last date of submission of forms is January 31. He advised the farmers to root out weeds from fields.—APP