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Can Pink Bollworm be Controlled?
Scientists to help prevent pink bollworm from cotton._x005F_x000D_
Agricultural scientists are analysing measures to control pink bollworm in cotton crops. This analysis involves the major cotton-producing states, namely Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Rajasthan, Punjab, and others.
The years 2017 and 2018 witnessed major damage to the cotton crop due to the pink bollworm outbreak. This had a massive impact on the farmers leading to direct financial loss. Taking this into account, the agricultural scientists are making efforts to address pink bollworm besides the farmers are attempting to take measures to protect their crops from this pest.
Source - Krishi Jagran, 6 March 2019
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