Crop Biotech Update

Pakistan Oks Bt Cotton Varieties for Commercialization

December 17, 2010

Several Bt cotton varieties were approved for commercialization in Pakistan. These include IR-1524 developed by the Nuclear Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad; FH-113 developed by the Cotton Research Institute, Faisalabad; Ali Akbar-802 of M/s Ali Akbar Seeds; and Multan and Neelam-121 developed by M/s Neelam Seeds, Multan. One hybrid variety, GM-2085 developed by M/s Guard Agricultural Research Services, Raiwind Road, also received an endorsement for planting.

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