The Met Office has asked farmers to ensure field sanitation and spray prophylactic fungicidal to protect vegetable crops from diseases. Wheat growers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh were also asked to stop irrigating their crops keeping in view the expected rains in the agricultural plains of the country.
The office said that the weeds growth was expected, which would affect the standing crops with the continuing rains in the country. It asked the farmers to carry out weeds removal with manually practice or sprays.
Weather in Punjab is expected to remain dry with light to moderate rain in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sargodha Divisions from Mar 24 to Mar 28. Dry weather is expected in Sindh till Mar 31 but light rainfall has been forecast at isolated places in Hyderabad and Sukkur divisions from Mar 24 to Mar 26.
With mainly dry weather in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the office predicted light to moderate rainfall and light snowfall over the hills of Bannu, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan and D I Khan Divisions from Mar 24 to Mar 28.
Light to moderate rain is expected at isolated places of Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, and Kalat from Mar 23 to Mar 26 with overall dry weather in Balochistan. In Kashmir, light to moderate rain-thunderstorm and snowfall over the hills is expected from Mar 24 to Mar 28.
Mainly cold and cloudy weather is expected in most parts of Gilgit-Baltistan with light to moderate rain and light snowfall over the hills of Gilgit, Skardu and Hunza from Mar 24 through Mar 31.
Source: Business Recorder