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Farmers are obtaining 60 mound per acre from Basmati varieties and 80 from ARI varieties.

Agriculture Experts said, progressive farmers of Pakistan are obtaining 60 maund per acre from Basmati varieties and 80 maund per acre from ARI varieties. Rice is one of the leading food crops of the world, an important staple food and cash crop of Pakistan. It contributes 15 percent to the foreign exchange earnings. Agriculture experts said that for better production of rice it is very important to control all those factors that contribute to diseases. If diseases were properly managed then even more production was possible. As diseases greatly reduce yield in rice. Moreover, they said farmers should use environmental friendly pesticides for timely control of harmful insects and diseases. Farmers can use beneficial insects from Agriculture department Punjab to control harmful insects and diseases.

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