Rains spur wheat production in Paktia
SHARAN (PAN): Wheat production in southeastern Paktika province has increased this year due to abundant rains, growers and officials said on Saturday.
His land had produced 2,100 kilograms of wheat in 2012, but the same area yielded 3,500 kg this year, a farmer from the Char Dehi village on the outskirts of Sharan, the capital of Paktika, Juma Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Another grower from the provincial capital, Habibullah, harvested 8.4 tonnes of wheat from his farms last year, but his year he the same land produced 12.32 tonnes.
If the government provided growers improved wheat seeds and chemical fertilisers, there would the wheat yield would see a remarkable boost, said an agriculturist from Yahyakhel district, Bahawal.
This year’s production increase was linked to timely rainfall.
Up to 4,500 tonnes of wheat was produced this year in the province, compared to 3,000 tonnes in 2012, showing a rise of 1,500 tonnes, Agriculture Director Mohammad Wasil said.
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