RAHIM YAR KHAN: Punjab Agriculture Official Saeed Ahmed Solangi has urged farmers to enhance efforts to overcome pest attacks on cotton crop as these are inflicting losses of billions of rupees to the agriculture sector.
He said this while chairing a meeting with farmers over the management of whitefly and pink bollworm attacks.
Solangi mentioned that under the Punjab Agriculture and Research Board (PARB) project, various institutions, including UAF, Ayub Research Faisalabad, Cotton Research Institute Multan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University Multan and Nuclear Institute for Biology Central Cotton Research Institute, were working together to overcome the issue of pest attacks.
He hoped that collaborated efforts would bring tangible results. He stressed the need to identify the cause and adopt the best methods to overcome the issue.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2018.