Tag: Begomovirus

Begomovirus can cause huge losses to crops

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STAFF REPORT FSD: The begomovirus is a threat to cotton and vegetables, experts at the University of Agriculture said. The seminar on begomovirus diversity, and phylogenetic and population genetics in plant ecosystems in Pakistan was chaired by VC Iqrar Ahmad Khan. He said that controlling the disease could add millions of rupees to the economy. He said the virus had first been reported in the cotton crop in 2000 in Burewala. He said it had been a threat since then. He said the cotton…Read More