Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Late-sown cotton more prone to pest attack: PAU
Late-sown cotton more prone to pest attack: PAU
06
Jun '17
The late-sown cotton in Punjab is more prone to pest attack, according to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The state agriculture department is concerned about pest infestation on the cotton, sown over 1.06 lakh hectares after May 15. A survey was carried out in various villages of Punjab to identify the intensity of pest attack on the crop.  

The survey carried out by 50 supervisors and 500 scouts of the state agriculture department found out that the number of whiteflies is lower than the economic threshold level (6 whiteflies per leaf). The farmers have been asked to avoid applying sprays on cotton without the advice from the experts, said PAU vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon, as reported by the media.

"So far there is no fear of pest attack on cotton. However, we are concerned about late sowing of the crop. The officials have been asked to maintain extra vigil on late-sown cotton and keep a watch on economic threshold level of pests. They have also been asked to keep a check in Fazilka area in the state, where cotton has been sown near orchards, making it more prone to insect attack," added Dhillon.

"Reports of some packets of spurious cotton seed being sold in markets have also come up. We are keeping a watch that the crop may not get damaged due to such seeds. Agriculture department officials have been asked to be on their toes to ensure smooth growth of crop," said Punjab agriculture commissioner Balwinder Singh Sidhu. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

15 trade associations urge nations to safeguard WTO system

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

15 trade associations urge nations to safeguard WTO system

Fifteen trade and industry associations from across the world have...

Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

Ethiopia’s Kombolcha Industrial Park attracts foreign firms

Strategic location, modern factory facilities and proximity to the...

Courtesy: H&M

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Dec 2017

H&M, Alibaba extend collaboration

H&M has extended collaboration with Alibaba with the opening of its...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search