Potato growers advised to use certified seeds

LAHORE - Potato growers have been advised to complete potato sowing soon and use only certified seeds for achieving desired yield. A spokesman for the department said on Monday, that certified varieties includes Diamint, Faisalabad White, Faisalabad Red, SH-5, PRI-Red and Cardinal. He suggested the farmers to use two and a half sacks of Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP), one and a half bags of Urea and two sacks of Potassium Sulphate and Zinc Sulphate at the time of sowing. Onion growers have also been asked to use 3kg seed per acre for sowing and the time for planting onion nursery lasts till end of November.
He said that onion growers should use one and a half sacks of Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and one bag of Potash on per acre of land.
Growers should prepare the land properly and make small plant beds and sow a seed in one inch deep linings.

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