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Whitefly resistant cotton variety developed

31 October 2015

LUCKNOW: In a quiet corner of a poly house maintained by the(NBRI), Lucknow, are manicured rows of plants bearing flowers. Nothing quite unusual here; unless you are told that these cotton plants are resistant to tiny whitefly pests, which this year have wrecked havoc in cotton plantations across Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, causing heavy losses and triggering several reported farmers’ suicides…

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/whitefly-resistant-cotton-variety-developed-115103101242_1.html

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Written by csirindia

November 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

Posted in NBRI

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