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Farmers directed to sow certified wheat seed

PESHAWAR: The federal seed certification and registration department (FSCRD), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has asked the farmers to sow only certified seed of notified wheat varieties in Rabi season to ensure cultivation of quality seed and increase yield of wheat in the province. The department authorized the seed inspectors in different zones of the province to check the sale and cultivation of substandard and not-certified seed, said Ilhamuddin, regional director of FSCRD in a statement.

He said the inspectors would raid the markets and check the quality of seed with dealers. He asked the farmers and general pulic to nform the authorities concerned if they have any information about the sale of substandard wheat seed.

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