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'Cotton crop satisfactory', aver experts

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Oct '08
Pakistan is expecting a reasonable good cotton crop in the current cotton season, but production is not expected to meet target of 14.12 million bales projected by the government. In the last season too, the crop had missed its target by a wide margin.

The cotton production in the country is estimated to be at 12 million bales in the new season against 11.65 million bales in the last season.

Harvesting has still not begun on a large scale in provinces of Lodhran, Multan, Khanewal etc due to late sowing though farmers of Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Khanpur etc are satisfied with their crops.

Experts though say that farmers who cultivated late are encountering problems of pest attacks. They say hailstorm in September had partially damaged the crop in some areas while in some areas those who had not fed enough fertilizers after harvesting the sun flower crop are also facing lower yields.

The fertility of land goes down after sunflower is cultivated and if enough pesticides and fertilizers are not used the next crop has a possibility of facing pest attacks due to lowered immunity.

But they all experts are united in saying that cotton crop is satisfactory this time, at least at levels achieved in the previous year, though it may fall short of projected targets.

They also add by saying that those who had sown late may generate lower yields of 10-12 maunds (1 maund = 37.5 kg) of cotton per acre while average yield is between 15 - 16 maunds".

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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