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Sowing times observed throughout the country for sesame cultivation

Sesame or til is the most ancient crop cultivated for its oil in the sub-continent. Its seeds contain between 50 and 58 % of very good semi-drying oil, mostly with oleic and linoleic triglycerides. Its oil is stable and does not rancid even after long exposure to air.Sesame is mostly grown on light sandier soil as rain-irrigated crop in the semi arid tropics and requires high temperature of 35-40 C for vegetative and reproductive growth. As kharif crop, the following sowing times are observed throughout the country for sesame cultivation: Punjab : Ist July – 31st July,Sindh: 15th June – 15th July,KPK :15th June – 31st July,Balochistan: Ist July – 31st July.

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