STAFF REPORT LHR: The Punjab Seed Council has approved 18 cotton varieties for cultivation in the province.
The approval has been given during a meeting of the Council held here last week with Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Provincial Minister for Agriculture, in the chair.
The meeting was attended by Sumaira Samad, Additional Secretary (Planning) Agriculture Department Punjab, Managing Director, Punjab Seed Corporation, Director General Agri. (Research), Director General Agriculture (Extension) representatives of NIAB, NIBGE, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Pakistan Cotton Growers Association, APTMA, PCGA and cotton growers.
The proposals of 26 varieties of BT cotton/non-BT varieties evolved by research institutions of the government and private sector were also presented in the meeting.