Tag: Cotton

Physiological threat of reduction on cotton growth, quality, and productivity by weeds

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Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is the most preferred natural fiber and contributes to a one-third of the total fiber traded on a global scale. Emerging weeds in cotton production zones and their management is a major crop production challenge across the world. Poor weed management in cotton can lead to a significant yield reduction, depending […]…Read More

Cotton Status in Pakistan Bt Cotton benefits issues and implication

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article image Cotton is white Gold of Pakistan. Pakistan enjoying the sole position in the cotton World 4th biggest producer of Cotton after China India and USA. Cotton is considering as a country cash crop and has a vital role in an uplift of country economy. Thought cultivated for fiber its kernel seed oil is also used […]…Read More

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