First fortnight of March best for moong cultivation.

FAISALABAD -- The agricultural experts said on Tuesday that the first fortnight of March was best suitable time for Baharia Moong cultivation and the growers should use seed of approved varieties to get maximum moong production.

A spokesman for the Agriculture Department said here that although Baharia Moong crop could be cultivated during whole March, yet first half of the month was best for its cultivation.

He said that government was also serious to increase production of pulses as these were a major source to provide 20 to 25 percent protein to human body. In this connection, the Punjab government has also announced subsidy of Rs.1000 per acre for registered growers on cultivation of Moong crop up to 5 acres of land.

He said that Moong crop was cultivated at a large scale in Mianwali, Bhakkar, Layyah and Muzaffar Garh and these districts were sharing 80 percent Moong cultivation across the Punjab. However this crop could also be cultivated in other district if sandy or heavy loamy land was available...

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