Pest attack on cotton crop owing to rains in Pakistan

Experts of the Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) Thursday observed that current pest attack on the cotton crop was because of heavy rains in the cotton belt. The agriculture experts said locusts had already attacked the cotton crop in Sindh and in southern Punjab massive rains and climatic change had affected the crop. He said multiple species of pests also had attacked the cotton crop. According to CCRI survey reports, rains and pest attack harm the cotton crop and now farmers should be careful about their crop. CCRI Director Dr. Zahid Mehmood said growers should protect their crop from pest attack. He instructs growers to conduct regular pest scouting to assess pest infestation and take steps in case of infestation reaches or crosses economic threshold level (ETL).
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