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Farmers are instructed to start early cultivation of bitter gourd varieties in the last week of February.

Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Multan, Vehari and Northern Districts Sheikhupura, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Okara, Hafizabad have been declared suitable for cultivation of bitter gourd. Farmers can start early cultivation of bitter gourd varieties “Faisalabad Long, Gojra Selection and hybrid cultivars Black Demand, Pali and NS-241” in the last week of February. The mild climate is suitable for the cultivation of bitter gourd and requires a temperature of 20-30 0 C for seed germination. Before sowing of seeds, farmer apply 2-3 gm per kg of seed to the fungicide and use 2-2.5 kg seeds per acre of good germination. At the time of sowing it is necessary to put 4 bags of SSP, 1 bags of ammonium nitrate and 1 bag of potash per acre.

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