By admin       2018-05-21

May 21, 2018 - LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Department spokesman has said cotton growers are advised to sow cotton seed of approved varieties announced for cultivation. For BT Cotton, farmers are advised to cultivate MNH-886, VH-259, BH-178, CIM-602, FH Lalazaar, FH-142, IUB-13, MNH-988, VH-305, AGC-999 & AGC-777 whereas for Conventional Varieties of cotton crop recommended by the department are CM-554, Niab-777, CIM-608, CRSM-38, SLH-317, BH-167, NIB G-115, FH-942, Niab-852, Niab-846, Niab Kiran, Niab-112, Cyto-124, CIM-620 and Niab-2008. Farmers can cultivate BT Cotton crop from April 1 to May 31 while Conventional cotton crop cultivation of core cotton area will start from April 1 to May 31 and remaining non-core area of cotton cultivation recommended to start from April 1 to end up till May 15. The spokesman disclosed that the government has managed to ensure availability of required quantity of certified cotton seed in the market for commercial cultivation during the forthcoming season. There is no deficiency of quality seed at all. Cotton growers are advised to cultivate crop with approved varieties of cotton crop.

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