Date growers advised to irrigate their orchids in July, August

Punjab Agriculture Department has advised the date growers to irrigate the date orchids during the months of July and August.

Spokesman for the Department Najaf Abbas said in a statement that growers must irrigate the date orchids with an interval of 7 to 8 days, keeping in view weather conditions.

He said that irrigation helps reduce temperature of the land, which not only boosts the growth of fruit but also improves its quality.

He said that newly planted saplings should be irrigated every second day so that plants remain protected from negative impact of hot weather.

Source: Radio Pakistan