Moga, Apr 1 (UNI) Punjab agriculture department expects a bumper wheat crop production of 180 lakh tonnes this year.
It was all due to the fact that farmers has sown the wheat crop without burning of paddy straw this session and prolonged cold weather was also s one of the factors for anticipated higher yield, said Paramjeet Singh, chief agriculture officer, and Dr. Jaswinder Singh Brar, plant protection officer.
They also said that harvesting of the wheat was likely to be delayed by about 10 days.
He said that in Moga district wheat was sown in 1,74,500 hectare about 5000 hectare less than the last year. Even then the district expects wheat production of 9,16,000 tonns as compare to wheat production of 9,14,000 tonnes last year.
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