Crop Biotech Update

Punjab Agri Minister Visits Biotech Corn Field

January 18, 2017

The Minister for Agriculture of Punjab, Pakistan, Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha, acknowledged the importance of biotechnology during his visit to biotech corn field trial.

The minister witnessed the biotech corn under field testing conducted by Monsanto in Pakistan. He was also briefed about the technology features, crop characteristics, trial and testing parameters, and agronomic practices.

Local farmers were also present during the tour and learned about the developments in biotechnology. Planting biotech corn in the future is expected to help farmers reduce costs in inputs and labor, while protecting the crop yield.

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