Agri experts advise to complete rice cultivation by June to get bumper yield

Agriculture experts have advised paddy growers to start cultivation of rice and complete it by end of June to get bumper yield.

A spokesman of Agriculture Department Punjab Najaf Abbas said the Department plans cultivate rice crops over 4.448 million acres of land in Punjab province and it would produce 3.5 million tons yield this year.

He also advised the growers to use approved varieties of the rice for cultivation as approved varieties of rice are not only disease-resistant but also give maximum production.

Among approved varieties include Super Basmati, Shaheen Basmati, Basmati-370, Basmati-385, Basmati Pak, Basmati-2000, Basmati-515, ARI-6, KS-282, KSK-133, NIAB ARI-9 and Basmati-198.

Source: Radio Pakistan