Punjab Issues Schedule for Sowing of Registered Bt Cotton VarietiesMarch 31, 2021
Pakistan's Agriculture Department Punjab released a schedule for planting registered cotton varieties and advised farmers to complete sowing of registered Bt cotton varieties from April 1 to May 31, 2021.
According to the Department's spokesperson, the registered Bt cotton varieties include IUB-13, MNH-886, BS-15, Niab-878, and FH-14. Farmers in specific districts were advised to plant other registered Bt cotton based on the instructions of local agriculture experts. The farmers were reminded to plant non-Bt varieties on 10 percent of their fields as a refuge for pests and prevent the development of resistance against Bt varieties. The spokesperson also discouraged the planting of unregistered varieties, which can reduce production.
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