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Agri scientists urged to focus on research in wheat crop.

MULTAN -- Director General Agriculture (Research) Punjab, Dr Abid Mehmood urged the agriculture scientists to pay more focus on research to improve wheat quality and yield.

He stated this in a ceremony regarding researches in wheat crop, said a press release issued here by agriculture department on Wednesday.

DG agriculture Abid Mehmood informed Pakistan produces nearly 25 million ton wheat every year. He added that Punjab produces 19 million ton wheat annually but per acre yield capacity of the country was low as it was nearly 28 maunds per acre only.

Abid observed that per acre yield capacity of China, Ukraine, Canada, India and America was more as compared to the yield in the country. He maintained that there was need to work in areas especially wheat diseases, dried-ness, conservation, quality improvement, temperature management etc.

Currently, Pakistan was ranked at 8th regarding wheat yield but it could improve its ranking further by the dint of more research in this field, he added.

Earlier, agriculture scientists informed that 157 research based experiments would be conducted in next year. The scientists also numerated different achievements in wheat crop and hoped to improve these further.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 8, 2015
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