Unseasonal rains in Punjab to delay wheat harvesting

Moga, Punjab: The unseasonal rains in the major parts of Punjab would delay the harvesting of wheat by about two weeks, reports Tribune India.

The state government has announced the procurement centres would be ready to procure wheat from April 1. The officials of the state agriculture department stated that the wheat harvesting would begin after April 15 due to the weather conditions.

Farmers are worried that the fresh spell of rainfall would trigger fungal diseases like the black point that would affect the grain quality.

Dr Jaswinder Singh Brar, Plant Protection Officer of Moga said, “The fresh spell of rain is good for the wheat crop but it can trigger black point infection in the grains that would affect the quality.”

“Excessive rainfall leading to late harvesting of the crop would affect the quality of the grains,” he said.


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