Seed increase block under Crop Maximization program shows positive results

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MUZAFFARABAD, (Parliament Times) : Experiment of preparing high quality maize seed at 40 kanal block in AJK succeeded as the best results were recorded on Sunday. Seed increase block was established by the AJK agriculture department under Crop Maximization Program.

Assistant Director Agricultural Department, Waqas Abdullah and Assistant Horticulture Officer, Murtaza Gillani supervised the cutting of maize at the said block on Sunday and observed field day along with landholders and farmers. Speaking at the occasion, they said that AJK agricultural Department had established maize blocks under crop maximization program across the state to prepare a good quality seed of maize.

High quality seeds of various research centers in Pakistan were provided to farmers for these blocks. The process of the cutting of these crops is underway as it has been started from Parsacha, Muzaffarabad. Best results have been witnessed. Field staff of agricultural department also played an important role in preparing high quality seeds side by side the farmers, they added.

They said that people of Azad Kashmir can meet their needs at local level by paying attention on their fields. They should get guidance from the agricultural department and should use the approved seeds only. Production decreases if the good seeds are not used, they further said.

Both the officers also gave training to local landowners and farmers regarding the protection of crops, use of fertilizers, and seed storage at the occasion. People of the area lauded the efforts of the agricultural department. They paid rich thanks to field staff for guiding them at fields.

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