The Met Office on Monday asked the farmers to take steps to guard the vegetable crops against diseases. It said that the vegetable growers should ensure field sanitation with using prophylactic fungicidal sprays to protect the crops from diseases attacks. It warned the farmers of growing weeds could scale down their crop yields at the end. It urged that the wheat growers should speed up measures to remove the unwanted plants from the fields either with sprays or manually.
It advised that the growers of agriculture plans should stop irrigating wheat at the present shooting stage since there was a rainy spell expected to drench the crop. Farmers of the country’s lower half region especially in the central parts should take ensure optimum room temperature of the poultry rearing houses against the fast changing humidity levels, it said.
Trees continue to fall away leave that could hurt the standing Rabi crop growth including wheat, it said, asking the farmers to begin collecting the foliage immediately after landing the field to help improve yields. In Punjab, weather is expected to remain mostly dry with light to moderate rain in Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Lahore and D G Khan divisions on February 28 and 29. Sindh is likely to undergo dry weather.
Weather in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is expected to remain mainly cold and cloudy with light to moderate rainfall and light snowfall over the hills in Hazara and DI Khan division from February 27 to 29. Widely cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of Balochistan with light to moderate rain and light snowfall over the hills in Zhob, Sibbi and Kalat on February 28 and 29.
In Gilgit-Baltistan, cold and cloudy weather is expected to prevail with light to moderate rain and light snowfall over the hills main in Gilgit, Skardu and Hunza on February 28 and 29. Widespread rain-thunderstorm and snowfall over the hills is expected in most parts of Kashmir including Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot and Kotli on February 28 and 29.
Source: Business Recorder