FAISALABAD  - The agriculture experts have advised the growers to start cultivation of potato immediately and complete it by mid of October to get bumper yield.

A spokesman of the Agriculture (Extension) Department said here that the potato is used largely in Pakistan because it is a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, potassium and sodium etc. He said that last half of September was the most suitable time for cultivation of potato crops. Therefore, the farmers should start its cultivation immediately and use seed of approved varieties over maximum space. Its production not only plays a pivotal role in meeting the food requirements of the people but it also helps the growers in mitigating their financial constraints, he added.

CANOLA CULTIVATION

The agriculture experts have advised the growers to start cultivation of canola immediately and complete it up to October 20 to get maximum yield.

A spokesman of the Agriculture (Extension) Department said Wednesday that the farmers should use approved varieties of canola for cultivation including Rainbow, Biola-401, Biola-43, Abaseen, Bulbal, Canola Raya, Pacola, etc. More information and guidance in this regard can be obtained from agriculture experts by visiting the Agriculture Department during office timing, he added.