Pakistan. Dry Spell: Farmers urged to improve irrigation

28.11.2016

The Met Office has said that the prevailing dry weather spell was likely to continue till mid December, asking the farmers of the plain areas to irrigate their fields for crops. "During the last two months dry weather has been reported in most of agricultural Plains of the country and is likely to prevail by mid of December," it said, adding that "farmers obtaining crop water through tube wells are advised to schedule the irrigation as per crop requirement".

It said that the growers may sow the recommended varieties of seeds in consultation with agriculture officers. "Farmers are advised to cultivate winter vegetables in time." Farmers of Potohar region and adjoining areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should irrigate crops by sprinkler irrigation methods. The Met forecast mainly dry weather for the most parts of Punjab. Weather in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan is expected to be mainly dry. Mainly cloudy weather is expected in most parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Snowfall is likely in Gilgit and Skardu on November 29, 30.


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