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Crop Biotech Update

Punjab Seed Council Approves New Bt Cotton Variety

January 8, 2020

A new variety of Bt cotton was approved by Punjab Seed Council, together with other new seed varieties. These new varieties of crops were developed to combat severe weather conditions and diseases in Pakistan, according to Punjab Agriculture Minister, Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial.

He mentioned the approvals during the 53rd meeting of Punjab Seed Council at Agriculture House wherein 10 varieties of seeds were approved, including 1 Bt cotton event FH-444 and 9 varieties of olive.

The Minister lauded the efforts of agricultural scientists in developing the new varieties.

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