Growers Advised To Start Baharia Sunflower Cultivation From January

FAISALABAD, (Muzaffargarh.City – 10th Dec, 2018 ) :Agriculture experts have advised the farmers to start Baharia sunflower cultivation from January and complete it by mid of February to get bumper crop.

Talking to APP, spokesman of the agriculture department said here on Monday the time from 1st January to 15th February was the most suitable for Baharia cultivation of sunflower.

Therefore, growers should start sunflower cultivation from the start of January and complete it by mid of February as late sowing can not only damage quality of grain but also causes a loss to the yield.

He said that growers of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Multan, Vehari and Bahawal Nagar districts should start sunflower cultivation from 1st January and complete it by 31st January, whereas most suitable time for sunflower cultivation in Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Lodhran, Rajan Pur and Bhakkar is from January 10 to February 10.

Similarly, farmers of Faisalabad, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Jhang, Sahiwal, Okara, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Attock, Rawalpindi, Gujrat and Chakwal district should cultivate sunflower crops from January 25 to February 15, he added.

The spokesman further said that growers should cultivate approved sunflower varieties like Hi-sun-33, Hi-sun-39, Agora-4, NK-278, FH-331, DK-4040, G-101 and 64-A-93 because these varieties are not only disease resistant but also give bumper yield.