Close of optimal wheat planting season
The Ministry of Lands Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development wishes to thank all the wheat farmers for supporting the thrust towards wheat and flour self-sufficiency.
Farmers are hereby advised that the optimal wheat planting window closed on the 15th of June 2023 and any further planting after this date is discouraged and must stop. Late planting of wheat negatively affects yields, reduces quality and exposes the wheat crop to risk of destruction by early rains.
Focus should shift and be redirected towards effective good agronomic practices, disease and weed management, irrigation management and scheduling. Farmers are encouraged to scout their fields on a regular basis and to make fire guards to avoid unnecessary losses due to veld fires. Farmers should approach their nearest Agritex Office or agricultural extension officer for the necessary wheat growing backstopping support and agronomic advice.
Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development
WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
OFFICIALLY RELEASED AT 1300HRS, 20 JUN, 23
MINISTRY OF LANDS, AGRIC FISHERIES 20 JUN 2023 No. I. LIBERATION LEGACY WAY SAO 7701, CAUSEWAY HARARE, ZIMBABWE
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