Punjab wheat suffers from extreme weather
Wheat fields in Punjab that extend over 400,000 acres have been affected by extreme weather conditions in the province.
According to farmers, rain and increased humidity in the air have posed a threat to crop cultivation this year.
“We had worked very hard on these crops but the weather brought us huge losses,” a farmer said.
Agricultural experts have also called the situation risky, and they have advised farmers to be alert. “Rainfall and humidity in the air is likely to make wheat go stale,” agricultural expert Naveed Asmat said.
“We have advised farmers to provide spot treatment as soon as they find these traces in the crops,” he added.
The wheat yield was estimated at 623,000 metric tonnes, last year.