Punjab Agriculture Department has advised the growers to cultivate rice crop between 25th of this month to 20 of next month.
According to Agriculture department spokesman Najaf Abbas, the growers are advised to cultivate the rice varieties ARI-6, KS-282, KSK-133 and NIAB ARI-9, between 25th of this month to 7th of next month, whereas Super Basmati can be cultivated from 25th of this month to 20 of next month.
He said that Basmati-198 can be cultivated in the area of Sahiwal and Okara from 1 to 15 of next month.
The spokesman said that a group of Chinese hybrid-rice researchers and experts visited more than 100 rice fields and farms of the country, last year.
He said that they submitted their findings to the local scientists, who also recommended the local growers to adopt modern Chinese Hybrid-Rice techniques.
Source: Radio Pakistan