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Agriculture Department has announced approved varieties for sunflower cultivation.

In order to obtain bumper crop of sunflower this year, Agriculture Department has announced approved varieties of sunflower and instructed farmers to timely cultivate the crop. Spokesperson of Agriculture Department said that cultivation of sunflower in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Multan, Vehari and Bahawalnagar should be started from 1st January till 31st January. While in Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Lodhran, Rajanpur and Bhakkar, it can be started from 10th January till 10th February. In Khushab, Jang, Sahiwal, Okara and Faisalabad district cultivation must be started from 15th January till 15th February while in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and Narowal it should be started from 1st February till 28th February while in Attock, Rawalpindi, Gujrat and Chakwal, cultivation should be started from 1st February till 25th February. They said that for obtaining better yield of sunflower, approved varieties such as High Sun 33, High Sun 39, Agorah 4, NK 278, D404040, A9364, and FH 331 must be cultivated.

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