The sowing of wheat has been completed in an area of 26.20 lac hectares in Punjab, which was 77% of the total area to be sown under wheat.
Disclosing this here today Director Agriculture, Jasbir Singh Bains pointed out that area sown under wheat is 3% more than previous year.
Last year wheat was sown in 25.12 lac hectares till date achieving 74 % sowing. According to information received by the department, 97% sowing had been completed in Patiala district while 98% in Sangrur and Fatehgarh
He stated that higher level of sowing has become possible due to supply of large number of crop residue management superior quality machines on subsidy by the state Government.
The remaining area for sowing was mainly under cotton and basmati where harvesting was still taking place as per the prevalent practice in the past.
The Director advised the farmers not to use more than one bag of DAP per acre of wheat crop.
He also suggested the farmers not to use more than two bags of Urea that too within 55 days of sowing of wheat so that other minor minerals like zinc were not suppressed by the excessive dose of Urea and DAP.>