FAISALABAD    -   The agriculture depart­ment has announced ap­proved varieties of gram and advised the farmers to cultivate only proposed va­rieties for getting best per acre yield. The approved desi varieties are Blixer 2000, Punjab 2008, Vanhar 2000, Buttle 98, Thal 2006, CM 98, Bhakkar 2011 and Kabli varieties are CM 2008, Noor 2009, and Noor 2013. A spokesperson to the Re­search Information Unit Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI), Faisala­bad said here Thursday that about 92 percent of gram cultivation was done in Barany areas of Bhakkar, Jhang, Khushab, Layya and Mianwali districts. He ad­vised the farmers of north­ern districts-- Attock and Chakwal to start gram cul­tivation from September 25 and complete it by October 30. The farmers in Faisala­bad, Sahiwal, Multan, Baha­walpur, Bahawalnagar and central Punjab have been asked to complete cultiva­tion of crops from October 15 to November 15. The combined cultivation of gram crop and sugarcane September cultivation is also very useful and farm­ers could cultivate grams through drill or pore in two lines in case of distance of lines from 4 to 4.5 feet in sugarcane crop.