Bt cotton failure forces govt to promote native seeds1 min read 05 Apr 2016, 02:05 PM IST
Govt decides to promote cultivation of indigenous varieties of the crop in a big way this year as bollworm develops resistance to Bt cotton crop
New Delhi: With bollworm developing resistance to Bt cotton crop, the government has decided to promote cultivation of indigenous varieties of the crop in a big way this year. In 2015-16 crop year (July-June), there was a significant damage to cotton crop because of whitefly and pink bollworm pest attack in states like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
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