Ample rains strike cotton crop in 11 districts of Telangana

Related Keywords: Confederation of Farmers’ Association, cotton, cotton crop, cotton-growing, kharif season, seeds

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Farmers in the state grew cotton in about 42 lakh acres this kharif, despite losses in the last season due to the virulent attack of pink bollworm. Malla Reddy said that, “Losses in Adilabad would be much higher as heavy rains lashed the cotton-growing district,” Telangana Rythu Sangham leader, Adilabad district recorded 1,112 mm of rainfall, while Jogulamba Gadwal district received the lowest rainfall of 216.7 mm. Official figures put the crop losses in Adilabad district at 1.25 lakh acres. He said that, “The rains were not well spread out and were not timely. There were either no rains or insufficient rains.”

Farmers in the state grew cotton in about 42 lakh acres this kharif, despite losses in the last season due to the virulent attack of pink bollworm. Malla Reddy said that, “Losses in Adilabad would be much higher as heavy rains lashed the cotton-growing district,” Telangana Rythu Sangham leader, Adilabad district recorded 1,112 mm of rainfall, while Jogulamba Gadwal district received the lowest rainfall of 216.7 mm. Official figures put the crop losses in Adilabad district at 1.25 lakh acres. He said that, “The rains were not well spread out and were not timely.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/cotton-crop-in-telangana-hit-by-extensive-rains/article24760527.ece
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