Bangladesh takes initiative to cultivate Bt cotton to increase production

Related Keywords: agriculture minister of the country, Bangladesh, boost crop production, Cotton development board, Cotton the main raw material, genetically modified organism, GMO cotton, Matia Chowdhury, new cotton variety, or Bt cotton, taken initiative to begin cultivating, textile industries

Dhaka
Bangladesh takes initiative to cultivate Bt cotton to increase production
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Bangladesh has taken initiative to begin cultivating genetically modified organism (GMO) cotton or Bt cotton in order to boost the crop's production, according to Matia Chowdhury, agriculture minister of the country.

Bangladesh has taken initiative to begin cultivating genetically modified organism (GMO) cotton or Bt cotton in order to boost the crop's production, according to Matia Chowdhury, agriculture minister of the country.

The decision to cultivate Bt cotton has been taken as the harmful pest bollworm is posing as an obstacle in increasing the production of the crop in the conventional method so, Bangladesh has initiated Biotechnology based BT cultivation to boost cotton production.

Chowdhury disclosed this information while replying to a query that was raised in Jatiya Sangsad.

http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/103235
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Sowing of cotton gather momentum but yet to catch pace with revival of monsoon

Related Keywords: Central Institute of Cotton Research, cotton acreage, Cotton development board, cotton farmers, Nagpur, revival of monsoon, sowing of cotton

Pune
Sowing of cotton gather momentum but yet to catch pace with revival of monsoon
Summary: 
With the revival of monsoon, sowing operations for cotton has gathered momentum but yet to catch up pace across the country compared with the previous year, However, similar acreage is expected this year as well.

With the revival of monsoon, sowing operations for cotton has gathered momentum but yet to catch up pace across the country compared with the previous year, However, similar acreage is expected this year as well.
 

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/sowing-of-cotton-soya-gathers-momentum-as-showers-return/1275233
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Cotton sowing reduced by half over last year in India

Related Keywords: cotton bale, cotton crop, Cotton development board, cotton growing region, cotton sowing, farmer

Mumbai
Cotton sowing reduced by half over last year in India
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Cotton sowing is almost half of the normal sowing which was done last year as farmer were able to completed sowing on some 45.2 lakh hectares of cotton growing region of the country as opposed to 92 lakh hectares last year, which is the worst situation ever for the cotton crop in the last five-six years, moreover due to delayed and scanty rainfall has caused anxious moments for farmers, said SM Kolkatkar, director, Cotton Development Board, Mumbai, and Directorate of Cotton Development.

Cotton sowing is almost half of the normal sowing which was done last year as farmer were able to completed sowing on some 45.2 lakh hectares of cotton growing region of the country as opposed to 92 lakh hectares last year, which is the worst situation ever for the cotton crop in the last five-six years, moreover due to delayed and scanty rainfall has caused anxious moments for farmers, said SM Kolkatkar, director, Cotton Development Board, Mumbai, and Directorate of Cotton Development.
 

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/poor-monsoon-reduces-cotton-sowing-by-half/1270235
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