'Measures imperative to control whitefly attack on cotton'.

FAISALABAD -- Agriculture experts advised farmers to take precautionary measures to control attack of whitefly as it is very injurious to cotton crops. Deputy Director Agriculture Research Information Department Faisalabad Dr Muhammad Asif said here on Tuesday that cotton was very important crop across the globe as it was not only used for making clothes but its seeds was also used for preparing cooking oil. He said that Pakistan was ranked at the 4th among cotton producing countries of the world while Punjab contributed 70 per cent share in the overall cotton production of the country. He said that cotton was mostly cultivated in Multan, Khanewal, Vehari, Lodhran, Bahawal Nagar, Bahawal Pur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajan Pur, Muzaffar Garh, Layyah, Sahiwal and Rehim Yar Khan whereas Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Kasur, Okara and Pakpatan were among cotton producing areas of the province. He said cotton was a cash crop which had an attractive value in national as well as in international markets.

'It also plays an important role in enhancing national exports in addition to mitigating financial problems of...

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