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Experts issue advisory on early sowing of wheat

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Moga, October 7

Wheat experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, have advised farmers to avoid early sowing of wheat as paddy fields were severely infested with pink stem borer.

According to a recent survey conducted by PAU scientists, infestation of paddy crop by pink stem borer in isolated fields of Sangrur and Barnala districts was noticed by the experts.

"The attack of pink stem borer is generally observed in September-October on paddy crop. Its larva bores into the stem of young plant and kills the central shoot," the experts added.

Therefore, the farmers were advised to remain vigilant and regularly monitor their paddy crop, especially, the fields where long duration varieties of paddy — Pusa 44, Peeli Pusa, etc. were grown, said the experts. The pink stem borer could be carried to next wheat crop in heavily infested paddy fields, they warned. — TNS



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