As more rains are expected in agriculture plains of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Met Office advised the wheat growers to stop irrigating their crops.
It said that the wheat crop was growing up to its maturity level that required a complete attention of growers to remove all weeds from the fields for maximum yield. “Farmers should control weeds further growth by manual practices or any recommended spray,” it said, adding that the growers of rain-dependent areas of the country should also weed out unwanted plants for their crops.
“Farmers of upper half and northwest Balochistan should be careful about irrigation and spraying chemicals on the crop,” the office said, adding that the farmers should take steps to protect poultry against humidity and falling temperature.
It forecast mainly cloudy weather for most of central and upper parts of Punjab. However, it said that light to moderate rain was expected in most parts of the province including Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions till April 10. Weather in Sindh is likely to remain dry with light to moderate rainfall at isolated places in Hyderabad, Larkana and Sukkur divisions from April 6 to 8.
For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it said that mainly cloudy weather is expected with light to moderate rainfall and light snowfall over the hills in Bannu, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan and DI Khan division from April 4 and then from April 6 to 9.
In Balochistan, mainly cloudy weather is expected with light to moderate rain at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi and Kalat. Mainly cold and cloudy weather is expected in most parts of Gilgit-Baltistan with light to moderate rain and light snowfall over the hills in Gilgit, Skardu and Hunza. The office said that light to moderate rain-thunderstorm was expected in most parts of Kashmir including Muzzaffarabad, Rawalakot and Kotli.
Source: Business Recorder