Advisory for growers of Sunflower.

FAISALABAD -- Pakistan may decrease import bill of edible oil by promotion oil-seed crops like sunflower. This was said by Dr Ishtiaq Hussain, the Additional Director General Agriculture (Farm and Training), while addressing a meeting held at the Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI) to approve sunflower production project 2023 here on Monday. He said sunflower was an important edible oil producing crop which could not only play a pivotal role to cater domestic food requirements but it would also help growers to overcome their financial issues.

'This crop takes 100 to 125 days only for its maturity with comparatively less cost and very high dividend', he said, adding that farmers should cultivate it over maximum space of their lands whereas

a number of teams of agriculture department had been activated for training and guidance

of sunflower growers.

He said field staff of...

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