Farmers advised to complete wheat sowing before December 15

The Meteorological Department has advised farmers of irrigated plains of Punjab, Sindh, KP to complete sowing of wheat crop before 15 December to get maximum yield. In case of late sowing in December, the recommended varieties should be cultivated to minimise the expected loss in yield. Farmer Advice
In its ten day (21st to 30th November) advisory for farmers, the Met Office said that wheat cultivation is completed in most of the Barani areas of the country. Farmers of Barani areas are advised to remove weeds from the fields, so that the present soil moisture may fully be utilised.
It said the wheat cultivation is in progress in most of the irrigated areas. Farmers should irrigate the crop as per requirement due to dry weather prevailing in most of the irrigated agricultural plains of the country. Normally first irrigation is given after 20-25 days after sowing.
Temperature forecast: day temperatures are expected to be normal but night temperature falls in most of the agricultural plains of the country during the decade.
Rain forecast: Punjab: Mainly dry/cold weather is expected in most parts of the province during the decade.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: mainly dry & cold weather is expected in most parts of the province during the decade, however light rainfall (with light snowfall over the hills) is expected at isolated places in upper parts of the province during the first half of the decade.
Sindh: mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the province during the decade.
Balochistan: mainly dry & cold weather is expected in most parts of the province during the decade; however rainfall is expected at isolated places in south-western & north-eastern parts of the province during the first half of the decade.
Gilgit Baltistan: mainly dry/partly cloudy & very cold weather is expected in most parts of the province during the decade; however light rainfall (with light snowfall over the hills) is expected at isolated places in GB during the first half of the decade.
Kashmir: mainly dry/partly cloudy & cold weather is expected in most parts of Kashmir during the decade; however light rainfall is expected at isolated places in Kashmir during the first half of the decade.
Wind forecast: normal wind pattern may prevail in most of the agricultural plains of the country during the decade
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