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Panel to Curb Spread Of Whitefly Pest in Punjab

The Punjab government has decided to set up a high level expert committee to monitor and check the spread of whitefly pest infestation to other cotton growing areas following widespread whitefly pest attack on cotton crop. A decision to this effect was taken after assessing the report submitted by a five-member central team that had recently visited the whitefly pest affected areas of Abohar in Fazilka district, a senior agriculture…
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Whitefly Attacks Cotton Crop In Punjab

The cotton belt in Punjab stands threatened by whitefly attack with the dreaded pest detected in as many as 15 villages in Abohar region and farmers have been advised to spray recommended chemicals to save the crop. The attack of whitefly on cotton crop, which is now in the flowering stage, is visible in about 15 villages of Khuian Sarwar block of Abohar in Fazilka district, an official of Punjab…
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Punjab, Haryana Lagging Behind In Cotton Acreage

Cotton acreage in Punjab and Haryana remained far less than the targeted area despite a campaign to push farmers for timely sowing of the crop to prevent pest attacks. Punjab has so far seen cotton sowing at lakh hectares, less than half of the target of 5 lakh hectares. Haryana is a little better off with 65 per cent sowing so far against the target of lakh hectares. The agriculture…
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Cotton Output To Fall Due To Whitefly Attack

Cotton Output to Fall Due to Whitefly Attack India's total cotton output is estimated to be lakh bales for the 2015-16 season which began on October one, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) has said. In a release, it said the figure is same as the October estimate of lakh bales (of 170 kg each). The estimate is lower by lakh bales than the output of lakh bales for the…
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After Whitefly Attack GM Cotton Under Govt Lens

After the devastating whitefly pest attack on cotton crop in Punjab and Haryana, India will now screen genetically modified (GM) cotton hybrids on sale in the country to identify the varieties that are resistant to whitefly. The whitefly attack on the Bt cotton variety in Punjab and Haryana was the first major infestation since India adopted GM cotton in 2002. It has fueled worries over the vulnerability of the GM…
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