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Farmers advised to timely prepare fields for Kharif crops




  • The Met Office has advised the farmers of upper parts of the country to ensure timely preparation of their fields for the next Kharif crops. In its 10-day farmers’ advisory, the office says that harvesting and threshing of wheat crop in most agricultural areas of the country have been completed. 

    It said that keeping in view the prevailing dry weather spell with soaring daytime temperature, the farmers of cotton and sugarcane areas should irrigate their crops as per need. “Expected rise in day time temperature and heat waves during most of the days in the decade may increase water discharge in the river and canals of the country, which may ultimately rise canal water for standing Kharif crops in the coming days,” the office said. 

    The office urged the farmers of rain-fed areas obtaining crop water through tube-wells to schedule the irrigation in line with the forecast weather. In Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa weather is expected to remain mainly very hot and dry in most parts till June 10. However, rainfall/thunderstorm is likely at isolated places in upper parts during June 3 and 4, it added. 

    In Sindh and Balochistan, mainly very hot and dry weather has been forecast for the next 10 days. For Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, the office forecast mainly dry weather. However, rainfall/thunderstorm is expected at isolate places during the period. 

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