CCRI to modernise research programme

Innovation, eradication of bollworm to improve cotton production

APP March 14, 2021
Recommendation comes after farmers blamed such seeds for 40% output fall. PHOTO: FILE


Central Cotton Research Institute has vowed to bring innovation in research methodology in order to improve per acre production of cotton.

While chairing a meeting with heads of different sections of the institute on Saturday, CCRI Director Zahid Chaudhary stated that the department would modernise its research programme with an aim to increase cotton production and ultimately revive the cotton economy in the region.

He stated that cotton sector was facing numerous problems, including climate changes, increasing cost of production, negligence in care, pink bollworm, whiteflies leaf curled virus and some others. About innovation, the CCRI director said, “A specific machine was in the works which would help reduce input cost.”

Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2021.


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