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Maund

An obsolete Indian unit of weight variously equivalent to values between 15 and 50 kilograms.
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Ahmed said that there were some progressive sugarcane farmers in the country who were producing between 1500 to 2000 maunds per acre from their lands.
Weeds can cause production losses from 14 to 42 per cent meaning thereby that per acre production can reduce to 23 Maunds against the potential of 40 Maunds.
Sow disease-free and pesticide treated seed and suggested sowing of a hybrid variety FH-810 which gives 90-100 maunds per acre during Kharif season and 100-120 maunds per acre during Rabi season.
By using the new technology in agriculture sector the farmers are now able to produce 80 maunds of wheat, 1500 maunds sugar cane, 80 maunds cotton and 70 maunds rice per acre, he added.
He said that ginning factories in areas where cotton was sown early in Feb 2011 were engaged in buying 1000 maunds of Phutti per day in Mailsi, Vehari, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, Kabirwala, Mian Channu and some other areas.
He said that per acre yield of cotton has come down to 19 maunds from 26 maunds over the last three years, while production of wheat stands at 25 maunds per acre against 32 maunds in the year 2008.
MULTAN, March 17, 2010 (Balochistan Times ): A grower Mohammad Hanif Leghari has won a tractor trolley for record producer of 1800 maunds per acre sugarcane in Kot Addu tehsil of district Muzaffargarh.
Average per acre yield of wheat crop in the district is 30 maunds, while the crop taken from new seed varieties can yield more than 60 maunds per acre, he highlighted, adding that the main cause of low produce of wheat is unbalanced use of fertilizer and onslaught of weeds.
Weeds are the leading factor in reducing per acre wheat yield and weeds-hit field would produce only 23 maunds per acre instead of 40 maunds, the release warned.