Cotton Sowing Registers Significant Increase In South Punjab
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Sun 09th May 2021 | 05:10 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th May, 2021 ) :The sowing of cotton registered a significant increase this year in South Punjab as compared last year due to the incentives of Punjab government, an official of Punjab Agriculture Department has said.
Talking to APP, he said it was heartening to note that the farmers were taking keen interest in sowing cotton this year as compared to last year.
It is also pertinent to mention here that the Federal Committee on Agriculture has fixed white lint production target for the country at 10.5 million bales from an area of 2.33m hectares for the 2021-2022 season, almost double over the previous year.
Punjab is to sow the crop on 1.6m hectares of land to produce 6.07m bales. The agriculture department has issued a schedule for sowing of registered cotton varieties and advised the growers to complete sowing of registered Bt cotton varieties between April 1 and May 31.
The Bt cotton varieties recommended by the department include IUB-13, MNH-886, BS-15, Niab-878, and FH-142. Growers have been asked to consult local experts if they plan to sow oth er registered Bt cotton varieties keeping in view the environment of their district to get better production.