LAHOR : Punjab Agriculture Department has advised the growers to complete paddy sowing till June 20.  A spokesman of the department said on Sunday, that nurseries of Basmati 370, Basmati 385, Basmati Pak, Basmati 2000, super Basmati and Basmati-515 should be sown till June 20 while the sowing process of Shaheen Basmati should also be completed till June 30. He asked growers to water the nursery two days before its plucking to avoid any harm to its roots. He said that apply poison on the seeds two weeks before sowing as advised by agriculture department.

The growers should use 33 per cent zinc sulphate as per 30 kg on per acre land in order to overcome the deficiency of zinc to prepare field for nursery, he added.

He further advised them to use recommended varieties of paddy to avoid salinity.