MULTAN / SARGODHA: Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) Multan Director Dr Zahid Mahmood has said that the CCRI scientists were busy in experiments to develop new cotton varieties with capability to survive amid extreme hot weather conditions and water shortage.
He said this while addressing a one-day Farmers Field Day programme organised by the CCRI in Multan. He said farmers would soon witness such varieties growing in the fields and the country’s development and agriculture revolution depended on the prosperity of the farmers.
He added that cotton was passing through last stages of maturity and urged farmers to ensure picking of clean cotton and adopt proper techniques for the purpose.
Mahmood maintained that storage and safe transportation of cotton should also be ensured to get premium price.
He said the government was making all-out efforts to create awareness among the farmers regarding modern technology and agriculture equipment.