MULTAN: Agricultural scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes, suggested BASF America Regulatory Scientist Dr Muhammad Aslam Bhutti. Speaking at a seminar on “Genetics changes in cotton and needs of 21st century” organised by Evyol Group and the Central Cotton Research Institute, he said Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton-producing countries by working on the breeding programme. Bio-technology is vital to enhancing the yield and changing financial condition of the farming community. Furthermore, mentioning different challenges faced by the cotton sector, Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah stressed the need for changing priorities to improve the produce. He highlighted different measures being adopted by the government to enhance earnings of the cotton sector.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2016.
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