Farmers advised to start maize cultivation by Aug 20

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Farmers have been advised to start the cultivation of seasonal maize crop immediately and complete it by August 20 to get a bumper crop.

A spokesman for the Agriculture Department said on Sunday that growers should prefer approved and hybrid varieties of maize including Pearl-2011, MMRI Blue-2011, Malkah-2016, Gohar-2016, Sahiwal Gold, Summit Pak, Pak Pop-1, Sweet-1, FH-949, YH-1898, FH-1046, FH-1036 and YH-5427, etc. for cultivation.

He said that farmers should prepare their lands by using plough three to four times and maize should be cultivated through drill machine. In this way, they could easily remove weeds from their crops, he added.— APP

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