Friday, January 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Weather and crop outlook
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 10
Punjab Agricultural University scientists have said that the cold weather is likely to prevail over Punjab during the next two days with the maximum and minimum temperatures ranging from 16 to 20 degrees and 4 to 6 degrees Celcius, respectively.

The scientists have accordingly advised the farmers to apply the first irrigation to the wheat crop sown during December along with the second dose of nitrogen four weeks after sowing. The scientists have also recommended the sowing of short-duration sunflower hybrids at a spacing of 60 cm using 2 kg of seed per acre.

Decidous plants need to be prunned, while mango and litchi need protection from cold using smoke from waste of weeds and irrigation, say scientists. Harvesting and marketing of leafy and root crops as well as brinjal has been advised. The tomato crop, nursery of brinjal and chilli also need protection.


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