Tag: Cotton

Chinese technology for disease-free Pakistani cotton

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The Sino-Pak international three-day conference on ‘Innovations in cotton, breeding, and biotechnology ’concluded that was hosted by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan. The three days conference held seven sessions where three sessions held at MNSUA, two sessions held at Baha Uddin Zakariya University and two sessions held at Central Cotton Research Institute. More […]…Read More

Control Measures of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus, a major threat to cotton’s future

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Cotton Leaf Curl Disease is among the most destroying viral catastrophe that causes tremendous loss to cotton yield particularly in Pakistan during the past 20 years. Seven different types of Begomoviruses have been discovered related with the disease. It was first revealed in Nigeria (1912) on Gossypium Peruvianum and Gossypium Vitifolia, Sudan (1924), Tanzania (1926), […]…Read More

PU revolutionizing cotton industry with multi-national companies

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For revolutionizing the cotton industry, the Punjab University has signed a memorandum of understanding to make available newly-invented disease resistant cotton seed to the farmers via 7 multi-national companies countrywide. Ceremony for signing MoU was held at committee room of Vice Chancellor’s office. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Zafar Moeen Nasir, along with Centre of […]…Read More

Organic cotton

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Organic cotton is growing without use of synthetic chemicals and GMO seeds. Organic cotton occupies 1% of global cotton production. Now organic cotton cultivation is reported in Africa, Asia, Europe, USA, Australia and South America. There are number of reasons to grow organic cotton. Conventional cotton farming has negative impact on environment and health.  But […]…Read More

Chinese Company plan a cotton industrial chain in Multan

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Sun Weidong the Chinese Ambassador has guaranteed that China will help and support the local industry of Multan after his two visits to Pakistan. Ambassador Sun’s visit was for reviewing the progress of funded projects from China that includes funded industrial sector revealed in a press release from Embassy of China. He has sightseen the […]…Read More

Climate change playing havoc with cotton production in Pakistan and affecting its economy

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article image Heavy rainfall, high temperatures and major pest outbreaks have taken a heavy toll on Pakistan’s cotton growing districts of Punjab and Sindh province this year. The Ministry of Textile Industry has expressed concern over the drop in cotton production by 28 per cent during 2015-16 caused by climate change-induced phenomena. The erratic weather has proved lethal for the production of cotton, one of the country’s key cash crops. Last year was the…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image COTTON (GOSSYPIUMHIRSUTUM) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds. The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or lints’ of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image Cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genusGossypiumin the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or 'lints' of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed sheets…Read More