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Punjab Seed Council Approved Two New Bt Cotton Varieties

February 3, 2021

The Punjab Seed Council approved two new Bt cotton varieties bringing a sizeable increase in production and enhancing yield potential up to 50 maunds, agriculture officials said. The varieties have high fiber properties as well as resistance to viruses and high productivity. Dr. Zahid Mahmood, Director, The Central Cotton Research Institute Director Dr. Zahid Mehmood said the approved varieties have the potential to withstand high temperatures and give excellent yields in less available water.

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