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Preventive measures to safe cotton crops from Pink Boll Worm.

Pink bollworm is a dangerous pest, which after completion of cotton picking, survives on cotton crop remains to complete life cycle۔ Pest warning wing of the agriculture department was also installing pheromone traps at heaps of cotton sticks, at ginning factories and oil mills to monitor pink bollworm. Sticks carry pink bollworm undergoing diapause and thus be destroyed before the start of February.

Agriculture experts have advised farmers to remove cotton sticks from fields before the start of February. Joint teams of agriculture extension and pest warning were moving from village to village to inform farmers about the hazards related to pink bollworm.

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