70pc cotton crop affected

Post Source: Correspondent The News

LAHORE: NEARLY 70 per cent of the cotton crop has been affected by lethal Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV). The onslaught of CLCV on cotton crop has increased intensified this year due to lack of rains and rising mercury level in the months of July and August. However, Punjab Minister for Agriculture Ahmad Ali Aulakh is optimistic that cotton production will be greater than last year’s output due to increase in acreage. “

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