Development of cotton production using hybrids in Kenya

Kenya has proclaimed plans aimed at ameliorating its ailing cotton sector, a government official imparted.
Charles Waturu, Director of Horticulture Research Institute at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), said “We have plans to introduce the development of cotton production using hybrids, which will have three times the production yield,”during a cotton stakeholders meeting in Nairobi. Edward Nguu, “Professor at the biochemistry department of the University of Nairobi. said that “Modern technologies are desirable because they are pest resistance, drought tolerance, and cold tolerance and reduces the use of herbicides and chemicals in farming,” he added. He noted that the technologies derived from authorized genetically-modified(GM)crops are as safe as conventional varieties and takes a shorter time to achieve desired results.
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