2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Impact of pink bollworm on cotton fiber and its management strategies: A review
Author(s): Muhammad Saddam, Muhammad Dawood Shakeel, Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad, Aneeb Shahzad, Abdul Muqeet, Waseem Shahzad, Javed Iqbal Khan, Abu Bakar, Muhammad Usman Hameed and Hafiz Ali Raza
Abstract: Cotton is one of the important crop all around the world and also a basic source of economic development. In Pakistan, it contribute 50-62 percent of oil generation and fibre production. There are subsequent problems of cotton growers regarding insect pest, flighty atmosphere, work issues and disappointment from the government sector. Agronomic practices basically impact on picking and also in yield. Fibre of Pakistan is better in all qualities but yield of fibre and quality of fibre is declining year by year. These losses are due to diseases like pink bollworm. The main causes are insignificant by the growers at the time of picking and post-harvesting. The growers cannot follow directions about clean picking. Losses during picking affect the quality of fibre that’s why the international markets cannot refer to the fibre which is exported by Pakistan. There must be a training need assessment of cotton growers to overcome these problems. There must be a dire need of provision of technical knowledge with motivation to the growers. There must be proper coordination of public and private sector. Training session must be conduct at regular interval.
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Muhammad Saddam, Muhammad Dawood Shakeel, Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad, Aneeb Shahzad, Abdul Muqeet, Waseem Shahzad, Javed Iqbal Khan, Abu Bakar, Muhammad Usman Hameed, Hafiz Ali Raza. Impact of pink bollworm on cotton fiber and its management strategies: A review. Zool Entomol Lett 2022;2(1):04-10.