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Potato growers advised to cultivate crops by 31st

Potato growers advised to cultivate crops by 31st

FAISALABAD: The growers have been advised to complete cultivation of potato crops by January 31 to get bumper yield.

Spokesman of the Agriculture Extension Department told here Sunday that potato is used largely in Pakistan because it is a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, potassium and sodium etc.

The farmers should cultivate approved varieties of potato over maximum space because its production not only plays a pivotal role in meeting the food requirements of the people but it is help the growers in mitigating his financial issues, he said.

Among the approved varieties of potato include C-919, C-922, C-707, C-2115, C-9041, P-3163, P-3203 and Ghauri, he added.