The rains will have a positive impact on all Rabi crops
ISLAMABAD – The first wave of winter rains will have a positive impact on all major and secondary seasonal crops, fruit orchards and vegetable farms.
The rains will be beneficial for wheat, which is the main cash crop of the season and a mega source to meet the national staple food needs and in particular, it would have a positive impact on the wheat sown in the feeding areas. rain across the country as well as on oil. seeds, including mustard and canola.
Commenting on the impact of the current rains on different crops, the Chairman of the Agricultural Research Council of Pakistan, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Ali, said that these rains are most beneficial for wheat as the crop is going through the tillering stage and will help to strengthen the health of the plant to improve local production. during the season.
The rains would have a positive impact on the wheat planted in the Potohar region and other rainfed areas of the country, he said, adding that a large number of small farmers growing different minor crops and seasonal vegetables in the region. these areas and that timely rains will help them increase their agricultural income by increasing production.
Dr Ali further said the government had introduced special incentives for farmers to grow oilseeds to reduce reliance on imported edible oil, which consumed a huge amount of foreign exchange every year, adding that these rains would have a positive impact on all oilseeds like canola and mustard. sown over a large area across the country.