Pakistan. Farmers advised to plan irrigation


The Met Office has asked the farmers to schedule crops irrigation as dry weather is expected to continue for another 10 days across the plains. It says that the farmers irrigating their lands through tube-well water should keep the expected dry spell ahead and the growers should start sowing vegetables for the winter season on time with a view to help the crops utilizing the soil dampness fully.

Farmers of the rain-cropped areas should also to sow their Rabi crops till November 15 as latter cultivation would have negative impacts on the production. Growers of the irrigated parts of Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkwa should complete the process of wheat sowing during November, it said.

The Met said that the weeds should be controlled from their further growth, warning that the unwanted plants would scale down the crops growth and output. It further said that farmers of the cotton crop areas should prepare field for incoming Rabi season and complete the sowing on time.

Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of Punjab with light rainfall at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Gujranwala Divisions till November 13. Weather in Sindh is likely to remain mainly hot and dry over the period. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mainly dry weather is expected till November 20 with a chance of light rainfall at scattered places in Malakand and Hazara Divisions till November 13. Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of Balochistan. Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of G.B however light to moderate rain with snowfall is expected at Gilgit and Skardu from on November 16 and November 17. In Kashmir, mainly dry weather is expected, the Met said.


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