LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP -6th Sept,2016) : Due to conducive weather conditions the overall situation of the cotton crop was satisfactory. It was disclosed in a handout issued here by the Punjab Agriculture Department on Tuesday. Agriculture experts were in fields for the proper care of the cotton crop and to provide guidance to growers. These agriculture experts had inspected the cotton crop at 51 points in the Sahiwal division. According to the yesterday report of Pest and Warning wing of Punjab Agriculture department Sahiwal 2 hotspot of mealybug, 3 of white fly, 21 of pink bollworm and 12 of cotton leaf curl virus had been witnessed.
Farmers have been advised to carry out pest scouting of the cotton crop twice in a week to know attack of these insects. Growers were further suggested to carry out spray when needed after getting recommendation from agriculture experts of their areas concerned.