At last the bollworm
had attacked the cotton--the poison ivy was reaching out its tendrils to entwine the summer boarder--the millionaire lumberman, thinly disguised as the Alaskan miner, was about to engulf our Milly and upset Nature's adjustment.
On the other side of the world, clusters of Arizona cotton fields with Bt plants on more than 60 percent of the acreage have managed to suppress the local populations of the dreaded pink bollworm
, says entomologist Yves Carriere of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
However, cotton treated with spinosad "had fewer damaging bollworm
and budworm larvae than plots treated with the other pesticides," Esquivel says.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to kill pink bollworm
while they pass through dormancy period in winter season to avert chances of their attack on the cotton crop next season.
The Committee was informed that pink bollworm
and whitefly have severely attacked the crops in Sindh and Punjab.
Neem derivatives at all concentrations badly affected the attack of Spotted bollworm
where as only at higher concentrations adversely affected the attack of pink bollworms
up to 12 days after spray.
He, however, appealed all the stakeholders to cooperate with the officials in this campaign so that pink bollworm
or its Pupae get killed either by lack of food or by rising temperature before the cotton sowing.
Talking about cotton, he said pink bollworm
inflicted billions of rupees loss on the crop.
Mahmud said enemy pests, particularly pink bollworm
used to feed on early sown cotton and that was why the provincial government banned sowing of cotton till April 1 to keep the crop safe.
Agriculture sources said that the enforcement of Section 144 was meant to prevent cotton crop from the attack of pink bollworm
, 'The early crop playes the role of a shelter for pink bollworm
, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) is very important polyphagous insect pest with wide host range known for its economic losses worldwide.
The Shetkar Jagran Manch's demands include compensation to cotton farmers for damage by pink bollworm
attack, action against companies manufacturing and selling fake biotech seeds, full compensation to farmers for losses suffered in moong, urad and soyabean cultivation, not disconnecting power supply to agriculture pumps, striking off unjust conditions from the gold mortgage waiver scheme of the state government for farmers and purchase of all farm produce at the MSP.