Crop Detail

Wheat in Pakistan is grown under different agro-ecological zones. In irrigated areas wheat is planted after cotton, rice and sugarcane. In rain fed areas wheat is grown in sequence with maize, sorghum, pearl millet and after fallow especially in low rainfall zone. In the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, as well as North China, irrigation has been a major contributor to increased grain output. Use of fertilizer and semi-dwarf varieties in developing countries, has increased yields per hectare. Fertilizer and breeding technique improves its yield. Crop rotation with canola crop boosts yield by 25 %. Globally wheat is a leading source of vegetable protein in human food and has higher protein content than other major cereals. Wheat grain is staple food used to make flour for leavened, flat and streamed bread, biscuit, cookies, cake, breakfast etc. Wheat is used in a secondary capacity in some markets as a feed for livestock.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Crops
Crop Climate Title Temperate
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Annual
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Wheat Aphid ArmyWorm Termites Rat/Rodents Wild Boar Weeviles Locust Wireworms Rats Cut worms Caterpillar Grain pod borre
Fungal Diseases
Flag Smut Brown Rust Powdery Mildew Yellow Rust Stripe Fusarium Stalk Rot Loose Smut black mold Karnal Bunt wheat blast Fusarium crown/root rot fusarium head blight
Bacterial Diseases
Angular Leaf Spot
jangali jai Broad Leaf Mix weeds Narrow Leaf Broad Spectrum Pre emergence
wilting yellowing Stunted growth Water Stress Germination 25 % grain Dropping or shattering

Wheat Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
SHAHKAR-2013 (Rainfed) 50 Kg / Acre
PIRSABAK-2013 (Irrigated) 50 Kg / Acre
PAKHTUNKHWA-2015 50 Kg / Acre
PERSABAK-2015 (Irrigated + Rainfed) 50 Kg / Acre
Amin-2010 50kg / Acre
Paseena-2017 (Irrigated) -
NIFAAMAN-2017 (Irrigated) 50 Kg / Acre
Ghaneemat -
Khaista-2017 (Irrigated) 50 kg/acre
Wadan-2017 (Irrigated + Rainfed) 50 kg/acre
Zincol 50 kg/acre
Pakistan-13 50 kg/acre
Borlog 50 kg/acre
Pasta-2019 -
Qaswa-2019 -
Awaz (Rainfed) -
Faisal Abad-2008 (Irrigated) -
Zincol-2016 -
Kohat-2017 50 kg/acre
Hashim 50 Kg / Acre
Shahid-2017 (Irrigated) 50 Kg / Acre
Israr Shaheed (Irrigated) 50 Kg / Acre
Nifa Lalma (Rainfed) -
Persabak-2005 (Rainfed) -
Aman (Rainfed) -
Late Sowing 60 kg/acre
Fakhr-e-Bhakkar 50kg / Acre
PIRSABAK-2019 50 kg / Acre
NIFA INSAF 50 kg / Acre
Akbar 50kg / Acre
Gulzar 2019 50 Kg / Acre
Azrc Dera 50 Kg / Acre
Taskeen 2022( rainfed+irrigated) -
Gomal (irrigatd area) -
Janbaaz 2010 (irrigated areas) -
Punjab 2011 (irrigated areas) -
Fakhre sarhad -
Tatara (rainfed areas) -
Hashim 2010 (rainfed areas) -
Gulzaar 2019 (irrigated areas) -
Pirsabak 2019 ( irrigated areas) -
Phakkar star -

Wheat Districts Wise Calendar

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