FAISALABAD: The agriculture department was supplying cotton seed, of different varieties, to growers on subsidised rates during the current year, said a department spokesperson on Tuesday. The seed was available with Punjab Seed Corporation for Rs1,000 per bag for 200,000 acres of land. He added that cotton growers should keep the number of cotton plants from 17,500 to 20,000 per acres and distance between plants should be nine to 12 inches. He asked the farmers that land selected for cotton crop should be fertile and the fields should be properly ploughed. He further said that following BT varieties of cotton including IUB-13, FH-142, MNH-886, NAYYAB-878, BS-15, and non BT varieties Nayab Kiran should be cultivated between April 21 to May 31.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2020.