KV Kurmanath | Hyderabad |
November 30, 2021
Late rains due to La Nina and pink bollworm incidence are the major reasons for poor yields and production in cotton this year. Untimely rains, poor quality hybrid seeds used in HTBT (herbicide tolerant biotechnology) cotton seeds and incidence of pink bollworm in some areas have resulted in a severe drop in yields in the just concluded kharif season.
Despite huge demand for fibre crop in the domestic and international markets, thousands of farmers are not able to cash in on a high price situation in several mandis. Industry experts peg the drop in yields and production by up to 20-25 per cent.
Link: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/rains-htbt-pink-bollworm-drag-cotton-yields-by-20-25/article37763964.ece (Source: The Hindu Businessline)