Cotton scientists urged to develop pests, CLCuV resistant varieties
MULTAN— Cotton Commissioner and Vice President Pakistan Central Cotton Committee ( PCCC) Dr Khalid Abdullah urged agriculture scientists to introduce such cotton varieties having immense resistance against pests and leaf curl virus. “Cotton varieties should come upto standard of textile sector,” he added. He said this during inaugural meeting of agriculture research committee on Tuesday.
Cotton Commissioner said, the Committee ( PCCC) and different Research institutes played important role in introducing new varieties and strengthening country’s economy. He informed that Seed Councils of Punjab and Sindh provinces had approved their BT and non BT cotton varieties. These varieties, he said, were developed under the auspices of PCCC. “Scientists should also work on varieties which consume low water and inputs and offer more production,” he said.
Detailed discussion on preparation of soil, fertilizers, proper use of water, Dusky, Red bugs and CLCuV resistant varieties was also made. Secretary PCCC Gul Muhammad, Director Marketing and Economic Research Dr Muhammad Ali Talpur, and officers from different research institutes were also present in the meeting.— APP